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The problem is when vague, platitudinal, or contradictory understandings of reintegration translate into ad hoc and disengaged planning processes and programs, lacking a clear strategy and generating overblown expectations--as in Liberia, where the program lacked strong policy guidance and awareness of how it would relate to other elements of the mission and was fundamentally altered midway.
We are not, as a people, going to achieve a consensus view on anything other than lofty abstractions too platitudinal to serve as policy.
Traditional platitudinal definitions of interacting skills have limited our understanding of social intelligence as a broader concept," Albrecht writes, "and have led many people to settle for cliches instead of seeking a more robust operational model.