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The Legacy of Three Conflicts in Zimbabwe-Traumas and missed opportunities

Olsson Selerud, Johanna LU (2009) FKVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The study analyses three major conflicts in Zimbabwe during the past forty years through a filter of theoretical models. The study relies on secondary material in the form of articles, books and research reports. The causes of the conflicts, the traumas developed through the conflicts and reconciliation efforts at the end of the conflicts are analyzed. It shows that Zimbabwe is a traumatized nation where reconciliation has taken the form of amnesia and impunity. This has created unattended massive traumas which through the concepts of chosen traumas has been triggering new conflicts. In the recently signed APG document, national healing has been agreed to, and will cover all three conflicts analyzed in this paper. However such a healing... (More)
The study analyses three major conflicts in Zimbabwe during the past forty years through a filter of theoretical models. The study relies on secondary material in the form of articles, books and research reports. The causes of the conflicts, the traumas developed through the conflicts and reconciliation efforts at the end of the conflicts are analyzed. It shows that Zimbabwe is a traumatized nation where reconciliation has taken the form of amnesia and impunity. This has created unattended massive traumas which through the concepts of chosen traumas has been triggering new conflicts. In the recently signed APG document, national healing has been agreed to, and will cover all three conflicts analyzed in this paper. However such a healing process must be part of a broad reconciliation process to reach sustainable peace. (Less)
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author
Olsson Selerud, Johanna LU
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organization
course
FKVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Zimbabwe, National Healing, Reconciliation, Trauma, Conflict analysis
language
English
id
1463720
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2009-09-21 08:20:38
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  abstract     = {The study analyses three major conflicts in Zimbabwe during the past forty years through a filter of theoretical models. The study relies on secondary material in the form of articles, books and research reports. The causes of the conflicts, the traumas developed through the conflicts and reconciliation efforts at the end of the conflicts are analyzed. It shows that Zimbabwe is a traumatized nation where reconciliation has taken the form of amnesia and impunity. This has created unattended massive traumas which through the concepts of chosen traumas has been triggering new conflicts. In the recently signed APG document, national healing has been agreed to, and will cover all three conflicts analyzed in this paper. However such a healing process must be part of a broad reconciliation process to reach sustainable peace.},
  author       = {Olsson Selerud, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Zimbabwe,National Healing,Reconciliation,Trauma,Conflict analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Legacy of Three Conflicts in Zimbabwe-Traumas and missed opportunities},
  year         = {2009},
}