New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding
Editor Newman, Edward
Richmond, Oliver P.
Title New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding Publication Date 2009 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 392 pages Language eng Abstract
Peacebuilding in conflict-prone or post-conflict countries -- such as East Timor, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone -- aims to prevent the re-emergence or escalation of violent conflict and establish a durable peace. This volume explores and critiquesthe 'liberal' premise of contemporary peacebuilding: the promotion of democracy, market-based economic reforms and a range of other institutions associated with 'modern' states as a driving force for building peace. Whilst focusing mainly upon cases of major UN peacebuilding, it also considers the implications and record of liberal peacebuilding through a wider range of experiences. It goes beyond the narrow focus on democracy and market economics by interrogating a wider area of peacebuilding activities, including the (re)construction of state institutions.--Publisher's description.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2009 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280811742
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