Reconciliation in Rwanda : perspectives from the parliament

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Show simple item record Plath, Melissa 2010-04-20T10:37:29Z 2010-04-20T10:37:29Z 2010
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dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to examine the meaning of political reconciliation in Rwanda and the ways this is expressed. Thus, Rwandan Senators were interviewed to understand their interpretations of reconciliation in Rwanda. Furthermore, it seeks to understand the tools of reconciliation used in Rwanda and how Senators feel these contribute to the reconciliation process. This study attempts to understand the political through the personal. Political reconciliation is approached by analyzing and applying Andrew Schaap’s concept of political reconciliation and Carl Schmitt’s concept of the political. The research material was collected in Rwanda by interviewing 12 Senators in the Rwandan Parliament. Of the 12 interviews conducted, 8 are used in this study. Qualitative interviewing was used, with a semistructured interview format. The study found that the Rwandan concept of political reconciliation is an attempt to reformulate the primary political identification from an ethnic one to a national one. It also finds that this is attempting to be done through the creation of a shared national experience, which the gacaca process highlights.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.subject.other gacaca
dc.subject.other friend-enemy distinction
dc.subject.other political reconciliation
dc.title Reconciliation in Rwanda : perspectives from the parliament
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201004201545
dc.subject.ysa kansanmurha
dc.subject.ysa tutsit
dc.subject.ysa hutut
dc.subject.ysa Ruanda
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine kansainvälinen kehitystyö (maisteriohjelma) fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Master's Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation en

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