UBUNTU: A NEW APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL POST-CONFLICT PEACEBUILDING

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2022-8
Aydın, Ateş Furkan
This thesis explores the prospect of including practices based on the South African notion of ubuntu¸ an old concept that emphasizes shared humanity among all human beings, within the structure of international peacebuilding efforts. The qualities of ubuntu, and the conflict resolution methods influenced by the concept will be examined, while the experience of post-apartheid South Africa will be utilized as an influential example of embracing the values of ubuntu in peacebuilding. After discussing the current state and shortcomings of international peacebuilding efforts, the thesis will argue that ubuntu can indeed contribute to these undertakings with its emphasis on reconciliation, forgiveness, and truth-seeking.

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A. F. Aydın, “UBUNTU: A NEW APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL POST-CONFLICT PEACEBUILDING,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.