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REMEMBERING, FORGETTING, TALKING, SILENCING. SOCIAL MANAGEMENT OF CONFLICTIVE PASTS

“Remembering, forgetting, speaking, silencing. The social management of conflictive pasts” is the third working document published by CAPAZ in 2019. Its author is Tatjana Louis, researcher and associate professor at the School of Social Sciences at Universidad de los Andes. Her research emphasis focuses on the development of historical awareness, and the teaching and learning of history.

Abstract:

In societies in transition, historical memory is an instrument for the symbolic reparation of victims, the clarification of truth, and the goal of social reconciliation. However, the work of memory in a society goes beyond the time limits of transitional justice and presents a challenge for different generations. Based on the analysis of manuals for teaching history in various historical periods, this text addresses the long-term social management of painful pasts in two different contexts: in Colombia, the period of La Violencia; and in Germany, the Nazi dictatorship and the legacy of the German Democratic Republic. The manuals show what society considers necessary to teach future generations. At the same time, they serve as a mirror of today’s society. An analysis of training processes in schools can therefore shed light on the social development of a historical memory.

 

Download the CAPAZ working paper 3-2019, written by Tatjana Louis (In Spanish, German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ, Bogotá: 2019, 41 p.).

(Text: Claudia Maya. English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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CIVIC EDUCATION IN GERMANY: DEVELOPMENT AND ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT DISCUSSION

The working document entitled “Civic education in Germany: Development and aspects of the current discussion” is CAPAZ’ most recent publication (Working Document 2-2019). Its author is Prof. Dr. Bernd Overwien, professor of civic education didactics at the University of Kassel, Germany. In the introduction, Prof. Dr. Overwien brings us closer to the definition of the concept in the German-speaking context:

‘Politische Bildung’ is the term used in German-speaking countries to refer to school and extra-curricular learning activities that prepare or accompany students in the management of politics by acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills. In this respect, political education moves in a relationship of tensions between pedagogy and politics. (Fischer 1972; Mambour 2007, p. 9). Political education is by no means limited to certain age groups: natural and social science classes in primary school prepare students at an early age (6-10 years) to deal with political and social science issues. Civic education as a whole has, in recent decades, resorted to social science knowledge and methods. However, civic education is older and the corresponding lines of progress are drawn and developed in this working paper. The central debates will be outlined on this basis, and finally discussed with a view to current discussions in Colombia”.

Download the CAPAZ working paper on civic education in Germany, written by Prof. Dr. Bernd Overwien (in Spanish, German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ, Bogotá: 2019. 30 p.).

(Text: Claudia Maya. English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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CAPAZ publishes its second working paper: “The right to the progressive access to the land ownership”

The German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ  recently published its second working paper entitled: “El derecho al acceso progresivo a la propiedad de la tierra” (The right to the progressive access to the land ownership), written by Diana Carolina Sanabria Ramírez, doctoral student of public law in the University of Konstanz in Germany.

The paper analyzes the extent of the Article 64 of the Political Constituttion of Colombia, which refers to the fundamental right of the farmers progressive access to land. The document also discusses the problem of  high tenure concentrations in fewer hands as an obstacle for the compliance of the Article 64 and it analyzes if the current legal system privileges the right to property of people who concentrate the land.

This working paper is the first of the editorial plan of the CAPAZ Institute in 2019 and contributes to the consolidation of the research area of territorial peace and social inequalities.

Please click here to download the working paper (available only in Spanish).

Further information is available in the publications section of the CAPAZ Institute.

 

 

 

 

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First Working Paper published by CAPAZ

Cover of the first CAPAZ Working Paper.

Salas Salazar, L.G., Camelo, F.E., Wolff, J. (noviembre de 2018). Dinámicas territoriales de la violencia y del conflicto armado antes y después del acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP. Estudio de caso: municipio de Tumaco, Nariño. Documento de trabajo 1-2018. Bogotá, Colombia: Instituto CAPAZ.

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CAPAZ PUBLISHES ITS FIRST WORKING PAPER ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE ARMED CONFLICT IN TUMACO, NARIÑO

The German-Colombian Peace Institute, CAPAZ publishes its first working paper “Territorial dynamics of the violence and armed conflict before and after the peace accord with the FARC-EP. Case study: Tumaco, Nariño”.

This paper has been written by researchers Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar and Fabián Eduardo Camelo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), and Jonas Wolff (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt-PRIF).

 

Download the first CAPAZ Working Paper 1-2018 (in Spanish).

 

Further information: juliana.gonzalez@instituto-capaz.org / juliette.vargas@instituto-capaz.org

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