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New Routes, Number 1, 2013: Peacebuilding in Small Spaces

New Routes 1 2013The opening article reflects on the relations between governments and civil society, especially in peacbuilding. In another article, Roger W. Foster and Jayne S. Docherty, Eastern Mennonite University, point to situations when ‘smallness’ in itself is an advantage. James A. Paul, Global Policy Forum, and Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, in their respective articles, picture the UN’s and governments’ attitude towards civil society. Pauliina Parhiala, ACT Alliance, takes up a human rights perspective in her discussion on the challenges of civil society.
A number of examples of peacebuilding activities in small spaces are given from former Yugoslavia, Burma/Myanmar and Israel/Palestine
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The following articles are available in this issue of New Routes:
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Restricted spaces for forging peace: Realities and responses. By Luìs Flores
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Embracing small spaces: A useful metaphor with strong impact. By Roger W. Foster and Jayne Seminare Docherty
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Shifting fortunes, contested terrain: Civil society access at the United Nations. By James A. Paul
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Fighting for space: Human rights under threat. By Henning Melber
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Civil society taking risks in promoting human rights. By Pauliina Parhiala
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Peace process in Burma/Myanmar: Fragile but hopeful signs of opening space. By Ashley South
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Building peace in former Yugoslavia: The never-ending (women’s) story. By Christina Wassholm
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Ecumenical accompaniment in Palestine and Israel: A passion for the possible. By Manuel Quintero
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This issue includes LPI news, reviews and resources
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