Reconciliation and Social Healing in Afghanistan

A Transrational and Elicitive Analysis Towards Transformation

  • Heela Najibullah

Part of the Masters of Peace book series (MAPEAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  3. Heela Najibullah
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-213

About this book


Heela Najibullah analyzes the Afghan reconciliation processes through the lenses of transrational peace philosophy and Elicitive Conflict Transformation. The research highlights two Afghan governments reconciliation processes in 1986 and 2010 and underlines the political events that shaped the 1986 National Reconciliation Policy, drawing lessons for future processes. The author points out the historical and geopolitical patterns indicating regional and global stakeholders involvement in Afghan politics. Social healing through a middle-out approach is the missing and yet crucial component to achieve sustainable reconciliation in Afghanistan.

  • Contextualization of Afghan Politics
  • Analysis of Reconciliation through the Pyramid of Peace Actors
  • National Reconciliation: 1986–1992
  • Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program
  • Social Healing: The Missing Component
  • Geneva Accords 1988 and UN Five Point Peace Plan For Afghanistan
Target Group
  • Lecturers and students of political science, especially in the field of peacebuilding, reconciliation and conflict transformation
  • Practitioners and researchers in the field of Elicitive Conflict Transformation, Asian studies, Afghan diaspora, policy makers, historians, UN Analysts
The Author
Heela Najibullah is a peace researcher from the MA program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation  at the University of Innsbruck, a humanitarian worker in the field of forced migration who intends to start her PhD project soon.


Afghanistan Pakistan Reconciliation 1986, 2010 United Nations South Asia Transrational Peace and Elicitive Conflict Transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Heela Najibullah
    • 1
  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-16930-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-16931-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-463X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4648
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