Regional Approaches to Peacebuilding

de Coning, Cedric (2015). Regional Approaches to Peacebuilding. Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture. United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.

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    Author de Coning, Cedric
    Editor Chandran, Rahul
    Title Regional Approaches to Peacebuilding
    Series Title Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture
    Publication Date 2015-02
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
    Pages 6
    Language eng
    Abstract The importance of regional approaches to peacebuilding is often recognized in policy documents and public statements, but rarely acted on. Three considerations explain the relevance of regional approaches to peacebuilding, namely: (1) conflicts are rarely isolated within state borders, (2) those who are closer to the problem are often in a better position to understand and influence it, and (3) their proximity ensures that they have a long-term interest in its outcomes. However, this does not mean that regional approaches are automatically benevolent. In some cases those with an interest at stake tries to influence the outcome in their favour, often through a local proxy, and in so doing become part of the problem.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CONFLICT
    REGIONALISM
    REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
    CIVIL WAR
    PEACEBUILDING
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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