What We're Reading

April 2021 | Stigma, Shame, and Fear: Navigating Obstacles to Peace in Mindanao

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from the Policy Note, "Stigma, Shame, and Fear: Navigating Obstacles to Peace in Mindanao." In this note, author Haroro J. Ingram explores how stigma, shame, and fear may act as obstacles but also opportunities that need to be understood and appropriately harnessed in disengagement and reintegration initiatives. In the Policy Note, Ingram includes a framework of recommendations that are largely grounded in peacebuilding approaches. The publications in this What We’re Reading were suggested by the author to offer a more in-depth look at the history of peace processes in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, ‘peace spoilers’ in Mindanao, applying the linkage approach to inform propaganda analysis and PCVE programs, and peacebuilding approaches to disengagement and reintegration. 

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Benedicto R. Bacani
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2020-01-01
The drawn-out peace talks that began in 1997 between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are entering a critical stage as negotiations on substantive as...
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Joseph Franco
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2020-03-24
Overstating the importance of foreign ideology in driving conflict in Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines obscures localized drivers that must be addressed to prevent further violen...
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J. M. Berger
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2018-08-28
A rising tide of extremist movements threaten to destabilize civil societies around the globe. It has never been more important to understand extremism, yet the dictionary definition—a ...
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Alastair Reed and Jennifer Dowling
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2018-05-01
The aim of this paper is to examine the role of historical narratives in extremist propaganda, seeking to show how and why they are used to enhance the impact of such propaganda. To that ...