By Roger Mac Ginty
Utilizing the case experiences of Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Lebanon and northern eire this e-book dissects internationally-supported peace interventions. problems with defense, statebuilding, civil society and financial and constitutional reform, it proposes utilizing the concept that of hybridity to appreciate the dynamics of societies in transition.
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Liberalism, war, and peace The task of discussing the contribution of liberalism to the conceptualisation and promotion of peace and war is complicated by the extremely variegated nature of liberalism. There are, in fact, multiple liberalisms. The ideology does not possess a neat genealogy that follows a simple trajectory from the Enlightenment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and beyond. Instead, the evolution of liberalism is packed with contradictions and the thwarting of noble ideals as they meet the cold realities of social strictures, government budget cycles, and legislative 26 International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance timetables.
A number of other states enjoy anomalous positions that exempt them from many of the more intrusive forms of liberal development or liberal peace. Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, for example, routinely flout human rights legislation. Yet all the states mentioned in this paragraph, whether regional hegemons like China or closed authoritarian states like Saudi Arabia, have much in common with the champions of the liberal peace. This is especially so in terms of their interest in stability and rule-bounded international systems.
The critical tradition of peace studies has been maintained, in part, by a mainly European and developing world group of scholars who have identified the liberal peace as an analytical framework within which to critique orthodox forms of peacemaking (Richmond 2005, 2008; Chandler 2006; Cooper 2007; Jahn 2007; Duffield 2007). These scholars do not constitute a homogeneous group. Yet they continue the radical tradition in peace studies by rejecting the problem-solving approach and by maintaining an interest in fundamental rather than proximate conflict causation and maintenance factors.
International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid Forms of Peace by Roger Mac Ginty