Peace and Reconciliation

D. Bar-Tal, S. Vered

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Establishing stable and lasting peaceful relations between rival sides to an intractable conflict requires the construction of a culture of peace through the processes of peace-making and reconciliation. This is the peace-building process, which in essence is a long process of major societal change involving building a new socio-psychological repertoire that allows reaching an agreement with the adversary and enables the formation of an allied relationship based on mutual trust and acceptance, cooperation, and consideration of mutual needs. Succeeding in this challenging socio-psychological endeavor may provide hope for a better life with no bloodshed and suffering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
StatePublished - 2016


  • Conflict resolution
  • Culture of conflict
  • Ethos of conflict
  • Ethos of peace
  • Forgiveness
  • Healing
  • Peace
  • Peace culture
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-making
  • Reconciliation
  • Stable and lasting peace
  • Transitional justice


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