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Title:
Liberal peace transitions between statebuilding and peacebuilding
Author:
Richmond, Oliver P.
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9780748642069
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Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (x, 230 p.)
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.
Abstract:
A critical assessment of current liberal approaches to post-conflict statebuilding with constructive suggestions as to where improvements might be made.
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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 provided with critically and theoretically informed empirical access to the 'technology' of the liberal peacebuilding process, particularly in regard to Cambodia, Kosovo, East Timor, Bosnia and the Middle East.Key Features*critically interrogates the theory, experience, and current outcomes of liberal peacebuilding*includes five empirically-informed case studies: Cambodia, Kosovo, East Timor, Bosnia and the Middle East*focuses on the key institutional aspects of liberal peacebuilding and key international actors*assesses the local outcomes of liberal peacebuilding