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Title Is local beautiful? : peacebuilding between international interventions and locally led initiatives / Sara Hellmuller, Martina Santschi, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2014
Table of Contents
pt. I Conceptual Contributions 
1.Owners or Partners? A Critical Analysis of the Concept of Local Ownership / Sara Hellmuller3
2.Local Ownership and the Settlement of Civil Wars: External Intervention in Internal Armed Conflicts---Arguments for a Conceptual Framework of ̀Political Ownership' / Peter Schumann15
3.Shooting Bambi? Critical Reflections on International Approaches to Local Ownership / Marco Pfister33
pt. II Case Studies 
4.Traditional Authorities, Local Justice and Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan / Martina Santschi43
5.Maximizing the Potential of Locally Led Peacebuilding in Conflict Affected States / Carolyn Hayman65
6.Peacebuilding: Switzerland's Approach to Local Ownership / Claude Wild79
7.Partners for Peace: A Case Study of Local---International Cooperation / Ja Nan Lahtaw87
 Concluding Remarks97
 On swisspeace99
 Authors' Biographies101
 About the Book107
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 107 pages) : illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in environment, security, development and peace. Peace and security studies ; volume 11
SpringerBriefs in environment, security, development and peace ; v.11
SpringerBriefs in environment, security, development and peace. Peace and security studies
Contents Part I Conceptual Inputs -- Political Processes of Conflict Transformation and Ownership -- International Perspectives on Local Ownership -- From Local Ownership to Partnership -- Maximizing the Potential of Locally-Led Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected States -- Part II Case Studies -- Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan -- Localizing the Liberian Peace Process -- Switzerlands Approach to Local Ownership -- A Case Study of Local International Cooperation in Myanmar
Summary Based on the swisspeace annual conference 2012, the publication examines the delicate balance between external interventions and locally-led initiatives. It addresses the question of what local means in the peacebuilding and development context; which actors on the ground actually represent the local level and how external actors choose their partners from amongst them. Moreover, it examines how local ownership - emerging as key criteria for any external intervention - is constituted: does this concept only imply local participation or is local control from the outset a must? Finally, it assesses the potential of locally-led initiatives and local conflict resolution mechanisms and their interaction with external interventions. Several authors provide insights on these questions and nuance our thinking about both local ownership and external interventions. As such, the publication aims to encourage critical reflections on this topical debate in peacebuilding and development
Notes Based on conference proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Peace-building.
Form Electronic book
Author Hellmüller, Sara, editor
Santschi, Martina, editor
swisspeace (Organization). Conference (2012 : Bern, Switzerland)
ISBN 3319003054
3319003062 (electronic bk.)
9783319003061 (electronic bk.)