Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers

H. Eric Schockman
Woodbury University, USA

Vanessa Hernández
Legal Consultant, The Netherlands

Aldo Boitano
ILA, Chile

Product Details
23 Sep 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
344 pages - 152 x 229mm
Building Leadership Bridges
Conflicts and violence, repression and oppression have always been part of the world, resulting in situations where no one really wins and leading to stalemates that cause the degradation of economic order – and of the human condition. Whether conflicts can be won or not, the human cost must be addressed when building a lasting peace, and this role falls now to our future leaders and followers.

In Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century, expert contributors explore the ways in which leaders and followers can bring forth pacifism, peace building, nonviolence, forgiveness and social cooperation. The chapters focus on the role of positive public policies on the national and international order, and the role leadership and followership plays in harmonizing differences and personifying space. They include lessons learned from post-conflict societies in Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, and others to remind us all that peace is a collective endeavour where no one can take a back seat. 

Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from the worlds of leadership, followership, transitional justice, and international law, this research provides a blueprint of how people-led, bottom-up, grassroots efforts can foster reconciliation and a more peaceful world.
Foreword: Rick Barton 
Introduction: On Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice; H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernández, Aldo Boitano 
Part I: Reconciliation
1. Leading and Following for Transformation in a Society Shaped by its Traumatizing Racial History; Ira Chaleff 
2. The Role of Work with Psychological Traumatization and Self-Help in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation; Charles Tauber and Sandra Marić 
3. Mercy, Justice and Reconciliation: Pope Francis, Inclusive Leadership and the Roman Catholic Church; Douglas Cremer 
4. Uses of A Holding Environment as Container for Stepping Up and Stepping Back in the Context of Truth and Reconciliation; Sara Chace 
Part II: Community Building: To Make, Build, and Maintain Peace 
5. Second Generations Perspectives and Practices on Reconciliation After Genocide: A Case Study of Rwanda; Chantal Marie Ingabire & Annemick Richters 
6. Research Leader-Follower Development for Peacebuilding and Social Justice: The African Young Graduate Scholars Development Program; Sylvester Maphosa & Alphonse Keasley 
7. Women Can Make A Difference: Economic Marginalization of Women's Right to Equity in Post-Conflict Context of Sri Lanka and the Revival of Challenges Beyond UNRSC 1325; Ziyana Nazeemudeen 
8. Economically Empowering Women as Sustainable Conflict Resolution: A Case Study on Building Peace in Uganda Through Social Enterprise; Lisa Liberatore Maracina 
Interlude: The Geneva Leadership Alliance: learning to lead (and follow) in peacebuilding and social justice; Patrick Sweet 
Part III: International Law and Social Justice 
9. Women’s Post-War Activism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Human Right Approach to Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Through Liminal Space; Edin Ibrahinefedic & Randal Joy Thompson 
10. Climate Justice: Building Opportunities for Women's Participation and Leadership in the Climate Change Regime; Douglas de Castro 
11. Toxic to Transformational Leadership: Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice as the Paradigm; Lorraine Stefani 
12. Bosnia-Herzegovina: Upstanders and Moral Obedience; Bruce C. Pascoe 
13. The Leadership of the Vicariate of Solidarity During the Dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990); Fátima Esther Martínez-Mejía & Nelson Andrés Ortiz Villalobos 
Part IV: Peacebuilding 
14. Peace Leadership for Sustainable Change: Lessons from Women PeaceMakers; Whitney McIntyre Miller & Miznah Omair Alomair 
15. Beyond Ubuntu: What the World Can Learn About Community Building in Africa; Lyndon Rego, Katleho Mohona & Gavin Peter 
16. Enhancing Peace Through Survivor's Leading Transitional Justice Efforts: A New Paradigm; Malini Laxinarayan & Benjamin Durr 
17. Conflict Management in Extractive Industries in Indonesia: Leaders-Followers Dynamic to Achieve Perceived Social Justice in Communities; Josephine Marieta, Bagus Takwin, & Corina D. Riantoputra 
Epilogue: Democratizing Leadership: Pre-Conflict Preventative Peacebuilding; Mike Klein
H. Eric Schockman is an Associate Professor and Incoming Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Director of the Center for Leadership at Woodbury University. He also teaches in the MPA program at CSU Northridge, and the PhD program in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University. 
Vanessa Hernández is an international criminal lawyer with a special interest and expertise in international criminal law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Vanessa is currently working at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and as a Senior Editorial Reviewer at the Groningen Journal of International Law
Aldo Boitano received a Bachelor and Master's in Engineering in December 1992 (Universidad de Chile), an MBA in December 2006 (UNC-Charlotte Belk School of Business), and is currently undertaking a doctoral program in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University. Aldo previously served as a University Professor at Wharton and UNCC.
In all my years as a public servant, I have always looked for guideposts to help me better understand a fractured world. This outstanding interdisciplinary volume provides an excellent roadmap to piece together the mosaic of peace, reconciliation, and social justice not just from a leader’s perspective, but from the voices and actions of followers. This book forms an essential praxis through the lens of gender, diversity, spirituality, inclusiveness to better deal with global restoration of a more beloved community. - Ambassador Eric M. Bost (Ret), Former US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa; Deputy Director of the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and Development at Texas A&M University

In this ambitious interdisciplinary volume, the authors seek to understand the concept of peace and reconciliation through leadership and followership theories and practice from the current generation’s perspective in the midst of today’s turbulent and unsettling times. The immediate need for this global analysis of peace and reconciliation from a trans-disciplinary lens is crucial. The authors of this volume provide a solution through the concept of decolonization by first giving a voice to those most impacted by conflict and then by listening to those voices in order to bring about social justice. - Raida Gatten, Associate VP of Academic Affairs, Woodbury University

At a time when the global order founded by liberal democracies is in retreat, beset by authoritarian rivals on one side and failing states on the other, academia might be ready for the tonic of a “peace and conflict studies” approach to the study of leadership – leading to an understanding of the moral, spiritual, and political roles of leaders in healing a divided society. This book lays the groundwork. - Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Social oppression, civil war, and state genocide are often a direct product of leadership failures, but recovery from them can be facilitated by other leaders and even followers who appreciate and exercise the powers of truth telling, community reconciliation, and national rebuilding. H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernández, and Aldo Boitano have gathered a host of penetrating and informative accounts of just that in Peace, Reconciliation, and Social Justice in the 21st Century, which serves as both an inspiration and a roadmap for those whose wish to apply their own leadership to recovering and coming back from human calamities. - Michael Useem, Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster.

An excellent view of the study of leadership and a just world order, the book provides a trans-disciplinary approach to issues of equity, inclusion, and trust. The building of sustainable peace is basic to the text as each chapter examines the themes of reconciliation, community building, international law, and social justice. This book is important and I give it my highest recommendation. - Dr. June Schmieder-Ramirez, Chair, PhD in Global Leadership and Change, Chair of Leadership Studies, Pepperdine University

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