Culture, Communication, and Peacebuilding: A Reflexive Multi-Dimensional Contextual Framework

Benjamin Broome, Mary Jane Collier

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This article argues that intercultural communication scholars should play a central role in advancing the study and practice of peacebuilding. A reflexive, multi-dimensional and contextualized framework for viewing peacebuilding is proposed, with a focus on personal, relational, and structural dimensions. Three topical areas-community engagement, intercultural dialogue, and alliance building-are used to illustrate the framework and point to possibilities for additional research and development. Seven strategies for applying this framework in the complex arena of intractable conflicts are proposed and described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-269
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Alliances
  • Community Engagement
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue
  • Peacebuilding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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