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.

Building Peace

Practical Reflections from the Field

Author: Craig Zelizer

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492862

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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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.

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 in a Time of War

Author: Virginia Marie Bouvier

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270380

Category: History

Page: 489

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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.

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

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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.

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 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

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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?

Building Peace, Creating Conflict?

Conflictual Dimensions of Local and International Peace-building

Author: Hanne Fjelde,Kristine Höglund

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9185509604

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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One of the most significant challenges facing the international community today is how to secure stability and rebuild societies emerging from civil wars. International peace-building missions have been deployed in a range of countries emerging from civil war. The empirical record of international efforts to advance peace has been mixed. While some post-war countries have made significant strides towards peace and democracy, other countries have experienced a return to war. In yet other cases the outcome has been a partial implementation of peace where new conflicts have been generated in the process. In this book a group of experts discuss the conflictual dimensions of peace-building. The authors specialise in various aspects and cover several themes such as 'frozen conflicts' and 'unending peace processes'; the efficiency of peacekeeping operations in promoting democracy, and individual and collective dimensions of justice and reconciliation.

At War's End

Building Peace After Civil Conflict

Author: Roland Paris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541978

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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All fourteen major peacebuilding missions launched between 1989 and 1999 shared a common strategy for consolidating peace after internal conflicts: immediate democratization and marketization. Transforming war-shattered states into market democracies is basically sound, but pushing this process too quickly can have damaging and destabilizing effects. The process of liberalization is inherently tumultuous, and can undermine the prospects for stable peace. A more sensible approach to post-conflict peacebuilding would seek, first, to establish a system of domestic institutions that are capable of managing the destabilizing effects of democratization and marketization within peaceful bounds and only then phase in political and economic reforms slowly, as conditions warrant. Peacebuilders should establish the foundations of effective governmental institutions prior to launching wholesale liberalization programs. Avoiding the problems that marred many peacebuilding operations in the 1990s will require longer-lasting and, ultimately, more intrusive forms of intervention in the domestic affairs of these states. This book was first published in 2004.

People Building Peace

35 Inspiring Stories from Around the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: International Books

ISBN: 9789057270291

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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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.

Ending War, Building Peace

Author: Lynda-Ann Blanchard,Leah Chan

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 192089943X

Category: Peace

Page: 187

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The US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq led to more than a million people being killed, displaced five million from their homes and shattered countless more lives.It was a colossal, premeditated war crime. Leaders of governments in the countries responsible for this enormity seek to minimise and forget about it: to 'move on'. We must not let them, because they want to retain the option of making the same political decisions, condemning more innocent people to death, somewhere else in the future. Contributors to this book are united in saying: Never Again. They examine how and why this unmitigated disaster for humanity was allowed to happen, and how we can prevent it being repeated. And they imagine more peaceful ways to engage with conflicts and crises in times to come. It raises a question: what will you do to help end war and build peace?

Making It Right

Building Peace, Settling Conflict

Author: Marilee Peters

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781554518098

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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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. "

Reducing Poverty, Building Peace

Author: Coralie Bryant,Christina Kappaz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565492059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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Annotation Poverty and peace, and the relationship between them, are the central challenges for our times. Arguing that reducing poverty can also build opportunities for peace, Coralie Bryant and Christina Kappaz help form the policy debate on the role of poverty reduction in international society. Oftentimes poverty is looked at only in specific countries. Reducing Poverty, Building Peace looks at poverty from many sides of the spectrum: domestic and global, rich and poor countries. The second half of the book focuses on what has been learned about effectiveness, especially through participatory development, and more commitment to implementation in order to gain results. This book combines a discussion of theoretical concepts with attention to policies, programs, and projects and the ways they might be designed and implemented to reduce poverty. Targeted for a broad audience, including those who follow international development, US domestic poverty and welfare issues, and students with a special interest in international development programs, this book marks an essential addition to a vital set of issues for our time.

The Moral Imagination

The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974758X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Originally published in hardcover in 2005.

When War Ends

Building Peace in Divided Communities

Author: David J. Francis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134763379

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This volume critically examines what happens when war formally ends, the difficult and complex challenges and opportunities for winning the peace and reconciling divided communities. By reviewing a case study of the West African state of Sierra Leone, potential lessons for other parts of the world can be gained. Sierra Leone has emerged as a 'successful' model of liberal peacebuilding that is now popularly advertised and promoted by the international community as a powerful example of a country that they finally got right. Concerns about how successful a model Sierra Leone actually is, are outlined in this project. As such this volume: -

Building Peace

Essays on Psychology and the Culture of Peace

Author: Allan B. I. Bernardo,Carmela D. Ortigas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conflict management

Page: 148

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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

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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.

Building Peace in Haiti

Author: Chetan Kumar

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877705

Category: Political Science

Page: 107

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This study examines the course of international involvement in Haiti through the prism of the country's unique past and present. The narrative is grounded in a discussion of the nature of peacebuilding and the role of civil society in building a functioning state.