“National Dialogues” in Conflict Transformation
This call aims to generate new ideas about how National Dialogues provide a distinct approach and a means of political settlement during and after war or political crisis. Externally mediated peace processes are increasingly being criticised by national actors accusing international mediators of partisanship and illegitimate interference. By contrast National Dialogue
processes offer a useful approach to promote national consensus and legitimacy. Having recently gained prominence during the Arab uprisings, National Dialogues hold the promise of serving as a model for achieving durable peace in transitioning societies.