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Title Peacebuilding in crisis : rethinking paradigms and practices of transnational cooperation / edited by Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held and Ulrich Schneckener
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Series Routledge global cooperation series
Routledge global cooperation series.
Contents 1. Peacebuilding in crisis? Debating peacebuilding paradigms and practices -- PART I: Reflecting peacebuilding paradigms -- 2. Peacebuilding and paternalism -- 3. The future of peacebuilding -- 4. Relational peacebuilding: promise beyond crisis -- PART II: Revisiting peacebuilding practices -- 5. Peacebuilding and democracy promotion: what current challenges to the latter might tell us for rethinking the former -- 6. Adapted instead of imported: peacebuilding by power-sharing -- 7. Transitional justice after violent conflict: the need for accountability, restorative justice and gender-sensitive approaches -- 8. Truth commissions, human rights and gender: normative changes in transitional moments -- 9. Reforming the security sector and rule of law: the hidden transcripts of local resistance -- 10. Corporate peace: crisis in economic peacebuilding -- PART III Rethinking promises and pitfalls of 'the local' --- 11. What do we mean when we use the term 'local'? Imagining and framing the local and the international in relation to peace and order -- 12. Peacebuilding goes local and the local goes peacebuilding: conceptual discourses and empirical realities of the local turn in peacebuilding -- 13. False promise: 'local ownership' and the denial of self-government -- 14. Rethinking the local in peacebuilding: moving away from the liberal/post-liberal divide
Summary The 1990s saw a constant increase in international peace missions, predominantly led by the United Nations, whose mandates were more and more extended to implement societal and political transformations in post-conflict societies. However, in many cases these missions did not meet the high expectations and did not acquire a sufficient legitimacy on the local level. Written by leading experts in the field, this edited volume brings together 'liberal'and 'post-liberal'approaches to peacebuilding. Besides challenging dominant peacebuilding paradigms, the book scrutinizes how far key concepts of post-liberal peacebuilding offer sound categories and new perspectives to reframe peacebuilding research. It thus moves beyond the 'liberal'-'post-liberal'divide and systematically integrates further perspectives, paving the way for a new era in peacebuilding research which is theory-guided, but also substantiated in the empirical analysis of peacebuilding practices. This book will be essential reading for postgraduate students and scholar-practitioners working in the field of peacebuilding. By embedding the subject area into different research perspectives, the book will also be relevant for scholars who come from related backgrounds, such as democracy promotion, transitional justice, statebuilding, conflict and development research and international relations in general
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Peace-building -- International cooperation
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Debiel, Tobias, 1963- editor.
Held, Thomas (Managing director), editor.
Schneckener, Ulrich, 1968- editor.
ISBN 1317511239