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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Jenny
dc.coverage.spatialColombiaen_GB
dc.coverage.spatialGuatemalaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-19T11:25:48Z
dc.date.available2014-06-19T11:25:48Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationPearce, J. (2007) Violence, power and participation : building citizenship in contexts of chronic violence. Working paper series, 274. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4037
dc.description.abstractThis paper is about civil society participation in two contexts of chronic violence: Colombia and Guatemala. It explores the extent to which civil society organisations can build citizenship in such contexts and simultaneously address violence. It argues that civil society organisations can play a vital role in building citizenship and confronting violent actors and acts of violence. However, in order to address chronic, perpetuating violence and interrupt its transmission through time and space, it is important to clarify the relationship between power and violence. Conventional forms of dominating power correlate with violence. Loss of such power or a bid to gain it can lead to violence, particularly where social constructions of masculinity are affirmed by such behaviour. The paper asks whether the promotion of non-dominating forms of power are needed if we are to tackle the damaging effects on human relationships and progress of willingness to inflict direct physical hurt on the Other. Non-dominating forms of power focus on enhancing everyone’s power potential and capacity for action and promoting communication. If non-violence and non-dominating power gradually become the social norm, this might enhance citizenship and participation in ways that tackle other forms of violence, such as structural violence. Keywords: violence, chronic violence, participation, power, powerlessness, citizenship, Colombia, Guatemala.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;274
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectGenderen_GB
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren_GB
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten_GB
dc.titleViolence, power and participation : building citizenship in contexts of chronic violenceen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.koha166309


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