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“A timely and extremely valuable book by a distinguished group of authors that critically examines the liberal premises of contemporary peacebuilding efforts through a combination of incisive thematic analysis and well-chosen case studies. A ‘must read’ for scholars and practitioners alike.”
—Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
“After some years of controversy, peacebuilding is now generally accepted as an important tool in the conflict resolution toolkit. What is often far from clear, however, is exactly what type of peace is to be built and why. This volume thoughtfully takes apart these questions and puts them back together in new-and sometimes unexpected-ways.”
—Simon Chesterman, Global Professor and Director, NYU School of Law Singapore Programme
“Timely, wide-ranging in scope, and hard-hitting in content, this book is crucial reading for those involved in policy and academic discussion on the ‘liberal’ framing of international peacebuilding interventions. The questions raised regarding the liberal nature of these policy interventions, their strategic coherence, their viability and their goals, are far too important to be ignored.”
—David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, University of Westminster
Edward Newman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance, University of Ottawa, Canada. Oliver P. Richmond is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews, UK.
Part I: Themes
Part II: Cases and experiences
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