Building Peace

Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: 成甲書房

ISBN: 9781878379733

Category: Law

Page: 197

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Building Peace is John Paul Lederach's definitive statement on peacebuilding. Lederach explains why we need to move beyond "traditional" diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and short-term objectives, toward a holistic approach that stresses the multiplicity of peacemakers, long-term perspectives, and the need to create an infrastructure that empowers resources within a society and maximizes contributions from outside.

Women building peace

what they do, why it matters

Author: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588265364

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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Building Peace

Practical Reflections from the Field

Author: Craig Zelizer,Robert A. Rubinstein

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492862

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 1531

Even though international peacebuilding has rapidly expanded in the last two decades to respond to more multi-faceted and complex conflicts, the field has lagged behind in documenting the impact and success of projects. To help address this gap, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, one of the leading networks in the field, has brought together 13 stories of innovative peacebuilding practices from around the world in Building Peace. While the projects covered are diverse in nature, together they demonstrate the significant impact of peacebuilding work. Contributors created new institutions to prevent and manage conflicts at the local or national levels, helped restore relationships in conflict-affected communities, and empowered citizens to work for positive change in their societies across ethnic, religious, and political divides. It’s clear that there is no quick fix for violence but this volume will go a long way in providing inspiration and practical tools for policymakers, academics and practitioners who seek to make significant and valuable contributions towards achieving peace.

Making War and Building Peace

United Nations Peace Operations

Author: Michael W. Doyle,Nicholas Sambanis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400837694

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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Making War and Building Peace examines how well United Nations peacekeeping missions work after civil war. Statistically analyzing all civil wars since 1945, the book compares peace processes that had UN involvement to those that didn't. Michael Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis argue that each mission must be designed to fit the conflict, with the right authority and adequate resources. UN missions can be effective by supporting new actors committed to the peace, building governing institutions, and monitoring and policing implementation of peace settlements. But the UN is not good at intervening in ongoing wars. If the conflict is controlled by spoilers or if the parties are not ready to make peace, the UN cannot play an effective enforcement role. It can, however, offer its technical expertise in multidimensional peacekeeping operations that follow enforcement missions undertaken by states or regional organizations such as NATO. Finding that UN missions are most effective in the first few years after the end of war, and that economic development is the best way to decrease the risk of new fighting in the long run, the authors also argue that the UN's role in launching development projects after civil war should be expanded.

Building Peace from Within

Author: Maphosa, Sylvester B.,DeLuca, Laura,Keasley, Alphonse

Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa

ISBN: 0798304405

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 4998

This book seeks to examine how successful models of building 'peace from within' in the African context function. It draws emerging lessons to provide critical recommendations on policy, practice and academia - our primary audience. While there are numerous examples of failures of conflict resolution in Africa, shown by intractable conflict axes, less attention is paid to successes. While acknowledging the challenges that exist, this edited volume provides positive examples of building peace from within in fragile contexts through many forms of initiatives and actions at different levels: community-based (through individual and/or collective local peace initiatives), government (through ministries and/or departments), and regional (through external and/or multilateral infrastructure for peace). As a guiding principle the notion of building peace from within draws from the idea of community regeneration, which describes voluntary and peaceful activities of grassroots actors that reflect their broader interests of building peaceful communities and existence.

Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Author: Maria Power

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846316596

Category: History

Page: 238

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Since the troubles began in the late 1960s, people in Northern Ireland have been working together to bring about a peaceful end to the conflict. Building Peace in Northern Irelandexamines the different forms of peace and reconciliation work that have taken place. Maria Power has brought together an international group of scholars to examine initiatives such as integrated education, faith-based peace building, cross-border cooperation, and women's activism, as well as the impact that government policy and European funding have had upon the development of peace and reconciliation organizations.

Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace

Author: Ashok Swain,Ramses Amer,Joakim Öjendal

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843312875

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7955

Although globalization creates new wealth and encourages technological innovations, it has also failed to support and promote sustainable human development and thus can be accused of generating anguish and deprivation. This has already resulted in growing civil unrest and, in some cases, contributed to armed conflicts in the developing world. However, peace and conflict research has hitherto somehow overlooked the influence of increasing globalization on the formation and management of such emerging conflicts. This impressive edited volume asks the question: what concrete measures exist which can be effective in addressing the causes of conflict and building peace in an increasingly interdependent world?

At War's End

Building Peace After Civil Conflict

Author: Roland Paris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541978

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 9059

This book explores the challenge of rehabilitating countries after civil wars. It finds that attempting to transform war-shattered states into liberal democracies with market economies can backfire badly. If democracy and capitalism are introduced too quickly, and in the absence of effective institutions, they can increase rather than decrease the danger of renewed fighting. A more effective approach to post-conflict peacebuilding would be to introduce political and economic reform in a more gradual and controlled manner.

Building New Pathways to Peace

Author: Noriko Kawamura,Yōichirō Murakami,Shin Chiba

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295991038

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Japanese and American scholars explore new, multidisciplinary ways of thinking about peace and how to achieve it. Noriko Kawamura is associate professor of history at Washington State University. Yoichiro Murakami and Shin Chiba teach at the International Christian University in Tokyo.

Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societies

Challenges for Building Peace and Democratic Stability

Author: Mr Kåre Vollan,Professor Nils A. Butenschøn,Mr Øyvind Stiansen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472467868

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

View: 9019

Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing sustainable peace and lasting democracy.

Chocolate, Politics and Peace-Building

An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia

Author: Gwen Burnyeat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319514784

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 5419

This book tells the story of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, an emblematic grassroots social movement of peasant farmers, who unusually declared themselves ‘neutral’ to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, in the north-west region of Urabá. It reveals two core narratives in the Community’s collective identity, which Burnyeat calls the ‘radical’ and the ‘organic’ narratives. These refer to the historically-constituted interpretative frameworks according to which they perceive respectively the Colombian state, and their relationship with their natural and social environments. Together, these two narratives form an ‘Alternative Community’ collective identity, comprising a distinctive conception of grassroots peace-building. This study, centered on the Community’s socio-economic cacao-farming project, offers an innovative way of approaching victims’ organizations and social movements through critical, post-modern politics and anthropology. It will become essential reading to Latin American ethnographers and historians, and all interested in conflict resolution and transitional justice.

Making It Right

Building Peace, Settling Conflict

Author: Marilee Peters

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781554518098

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 2690

What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It s often called restorative justice. It s a way to think about the deeper reasons behind crimes, and suggests that by building more caring communities, it s possible to change our societiesand ourselves. "Making It Right" relates true stories of young people who are working in innovative ways to further peaceful resolution of conflict and to heal past wounds. The book begins with individual injustices, such as bullying, and works up to collective ones, like wars. Each chapter begins with a dramatic fictional account, making the topic engaging and relevant for kids. Restorative justice isn t going to change the world overnight, nor will it end all crime or prevent all wars. But it s a powerful way to get teens thinking about how they can participate in building a more peaceful society. "


Building Peace in a Time of War

Author: Virginia Marie Bouvier

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270380

Category: History

Page: 489

View: 7160

Documents and analyzes the vast array of peace initiatives that have emerged in Colombia. This title explores how local and regional initiatives relate to national efforts and identifies possible synergies. It examines the multiple roles of civil society and the international community in the country's complex search for peace.

Promoting Peace, Inciting Violence

The Role of Religion and Media

Author: Jolyon P. Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415557461

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

View: 3040

This book is about the role that media and religion play in promoting peace and inciting violence. Using a wide range of examples drawn from around the world, it explores:how different media contribute to the creation of communicative environments where violence can be incitedhowvarious media are usedto promote peacebuilding the ambivalent role of religion in these processes.It is sometimes suggested that through skilful packaging of religious messages audiences can be turned into more violent or more peaceful citizens. Jolyon Mitchell paints...

Making Peace Last

A Toolbox for Sustainable Peacebuilding

Author: Robert Ricigliano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317256417

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The international community invests billions annually in thousands of projects designed to overcome poverty, stop violence, spread human rights, fight terrorism and combat global warming. The hope is that these separate projects will 'add up' to lasting societal change in places like Afghanistan. In reality, these initiatives are not adding up to sustainable peace. Making Peace Last offers ways of improving the productivity of peacebuilding. This book defines the theory, analysis and practice needed to create peacebuilding approaches that are as dynamic and adaptive as the societies they are trying to affect. The book is based on a combination of field experience and research into peacebuilding and conflict resolution. This book can also be used as a textbook in courses on peace-building, security and development. Making Peace Last is a comprehensive approach to finding sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing social problems.

Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace

Author: Dale Bagshaw,Elisabeth Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134009976

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book examines mediation in connection with peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific region, providing practical examples which either highlight the weaknesses within certain mediation approaches or demonstrate best-practice. The authors explore the extent to which current ideas and practices of mediation in the Asia-Pacific region are dominated by Western understandings and critically challenge the appropriateness of such thinking. Featuring a range of case studies on Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, this book has three main aims: To challenge dominant Western practices and ways of thinking on mediation that currently are being imposed in the Asia-Pacific region; To develop culturally-fluent and socially just mediation alternatives that build upon local, traditional or religious approaches; To situate mediation within ideas and practices on peacebuilding. Making a unique contribution to peace and conflict studies literature by explicitly linking mediation and peacebuilding practices, this book is a vital text for students and scholars in these fields.

Peace Infrastructures and State-Building at the Margins

Author: Balázs Áron Kovács

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319895664

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 7145

This book offers a critical examination of ‘infrastructures for peace’, originally proposed as a framework of conflict transformation. Through an exploration of the statist ideological underpinnings of peace-building, it traces how the concept was transformed by institutional actors – international organisations and states – into a tool to further the state-building goals of liberal peace-building.

Social Capital and Peace-Building

Creating and Resolving Conflict with Trust and Social Networks

Author: Michaelene Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135971129

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 601

This new edited collection illustrates the paradoxical power of social capital in creating and resolving conflict. This is the first book to bring the two faces of social capital together in a single volume, and includes previously unpublished case studies, statistical analyses, and theoretical essays. The book is divided into three sections. The first investigates the role of social capital in inciting and/or furthering violence; the second examines the contributions of social capital to peace building; the third explores the complexities and ambiguities of roles social capital may play in peace and conflict. Policy implications and recommendations are included in many of the discussions in the chapters. The volume tackles some key issues, such as: to what extent is social capital related to peace and conflict? What forms does social capital take in these associations, and how can the relationships be explained? What impact does this have on the state and/or state relations, and what policy prescriptions might be made in light of the link drawn between social capital and peace/conflict? .

People Building Peace

35 Inspiring Stories from Around the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: International Books

ISBN: 9789057270291

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 2380

This book provides an overview of the activities of communities working for peace. It illustrates the work of churches, media and business in building peace and places particular emphasis on the important role played by civil society in resolving conflicts. With contributions from Federico Mayor (UNESCO), Hizkiaz Assefa, Kumar Rupesinghe, John Paul Lederach, Search for Common Ground, Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy and many others.