Peacebuilding in Crisis

TitlePeacebuilding in Crisis
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleRethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDebiel, T, Held, T, Schneckener, U
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN978-1-13-885859-6
Abstract

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.

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