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Liberal peace transitions : between statebuilding and peacebuilding

Liberal peace transitions : between statebuilding and peacebuilding

Author: Oliver P Richmond; Jason Franks
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book examines the nature of 'liberal peace': the common aim of the international community's approach to post-conflict statebuilding. Adopting a particularly critical stance on this one-size-fits-all paradigm, it explores the process by breaking down liberal peace theory into its constituent parts: democratisation, free market reform and development, human rights, civil society, and the rule of law. Readers are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richmond, Oliver P.
Liberal peace transitions.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009675447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver P Richmond; Jason Franks
ISBN: 9780748642069 0748642064
OCLC Number: 650236803
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Contents: Introduction : a framework to assess liberal peace transitions --
Cambodia : liberal hubris and virtual peace --
Bosnia : between partition and pluralism --
Libaral peace in East Timor : the emperor's new clothes? --
Co-opting the liberal peace : untying the Gordian knot in Kosovo --
Building/rejecting the liberal peace : state consolidation and liberal failure in the Middle East --
Conclusion : evaluating the achievements of the liberal peace and revitalizing a virtual peace.
Responsibility: Oliver P. Richmond and Jason Franks.


A critical assessment of current liberal approaches to post-conflict statebuilding with constructive suggestions as to where improvements might be made.  Read more...


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'This critique of liberal peacebuilding strategies, based on fieldwork in five war-torn societies, reveals variations of approach that are nevertheless commonly based on statebuilding rather than Read more...

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