Beyond Mediation

Beyond Mediation

Exploring Indigenous Models, Narratives, and Contextualization

Daniel Njoroge Karanja


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This book offers narrative analysis theory as a vehicle to understand indigenous mediation. The conceptual basis for this manuscript is the undisputed urgent need to understand mediation from a conflict transformation perspective highlighting the nexus between indigenous justice, forgiveness and trauma healing.

This book is based on the assumptions that local communities have the tools/capabilities that they need to build stable and enduring peaceful co-existence. These capacities have been weakened by the political elite and bankrupt/corrupt leadership approaches that must be rejected through empowerment and rigorous mediation brigades at the local level. The last chapter in the manuscript proposes a research center for indigenous justice, forgiveness and trauma healing in East Africa that will guarantee decades of scholarship and research around this subject in East Africa and beyond.


Daniel Njoroge Karanja:
Daniel Njoroge Karanja is Part Time Lecturer in International Relations, at St. Mary's University. He received his first doctorate in Ministry in 1999 and his second doctorate in Conflict Analysis from Nova Southeastern University in 2015. His research interests include multi-cultural approaches to conflict transformation and restorative justice theories on intra-inter-group conflict, holistic post-conflict reconstruction through mediation and trauma healing. As an inter-disciplinary scholar, his research explores the intersection of religion, conflict and peace. His work has appeared in the Pepperdine University School of Law Journal. He is also the author of several book chapters.He teaches Conflict Transformation, Ethics in International Relations and Mediation.