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Beyond Liberal Peacebuilding: A Critical Exploration of the by Elisa Randazzo

By Elisa Randazzo

This publication examines the good judgment at the back of the shifts and paradigm alterations in the scholarship on peacebuilding.


In specific, the e-book is anxious with reading if, and the way, those shifts have considerably altered how we predict approximately peacebuilding past the ‘liberal peacebuilding’ paradigm. to take action, the ebook engages with the common sense of critique that has resulted in the emergence of other theoretical techniques to peacebuilding, from hands-on institutionalisation, to the ‘local turn’. It makes use of the case of Kosovo to appreciate how a lessons-learnt method facilitated the shift in the direction of extra invasive and intrusive different types of peacebuilding first. despite the fact that, it is additionally the most important to figuring out the hot neighborhood flip, because the upward push of neighborhood possession discourses in Kosovo is essentially tied to the opinions of in depth overseas missions, and the linked resistance and marginalisation of neighborhood employer. The ebook examines the consequences of the framing of ‘everyday’ corporation on the way to examine the level to which those bottom-up techniques were in a position to by-pass the issues attributed to the liberal peace process. It argues that regardless of its serious and radical intentions, the neighborhood flip keeps definite foundational modernist and positivist traits that experience up to now characterized the very mainstream ways those opinions declare to transcend.


This publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of peacebuilding, statebuilding, peace and clash stories, safeguard reports and diplomacy in general. 

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