Scholars recommend improvements to the state-centric approach of liberal peace, arguing that it creates conflict rather than promoting its resolution. Their opinion, however, remains divided on methods to fix the problem. While one group suggests some reform to liberal peace, others propose the promotion of hybrid peace that values coordination between indigenous and liberal peace practices. But, none of them envision autonomous functioning of indigenous peace practices. So, using case study method, research analyzes the experience of an NGO which supports those practices and uses documentaries to promote and disseminate them. Promotion of indigenous practices facilitates healing and reconciliation at the local level, but it can also favor discrimination. Furthermore, it is challenging to receive continuous funding in support of these practices. While documentaries can witness and record local peace practices, the subject matter and presentation style can pose barriers for dissemination of documentaries to wider audiences.
Addressing the Neglect of Local Peacebuilding Practices Through Documentaries: A Case of Everyday GandhisMaster's Thesis
|Contributor||Hal Culbertson, Committee Chair|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
|Degree Discipline||International Peace Studies|
|Record Visibility and Access||Public|
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