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Arts and Theatre for Peacebuilding

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Peacebuilding cannot be imposed from above. A sustainable peaceful order can only be reached if it is embedded in the everyday life of a society. What is needed, then, are political approaches that do more than just impose a set of pre-determined political rights and structures, such as elections and democratic institutions. Important as such features are, they can only work if they have legitimacy at a grassroots level. For peacebuilding to be sustainable, it must operate at numerous levels, and win over not only elites in power but also the actual people who make up post-conflict communities.

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  • Disciplinary Perspective
  • Artistic Approach
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Democratic Procedure
  • Forum Theatre

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Premaratna, N., Bleiker, R. (2016). Arts and Theatre for Peacebuilding. In: Richmond, O.P., Pogodda, S., Ramović, J. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-40761-0_7

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