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Beyond the Metropolis? Popular Peace and Postconflict Peacebuilding

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Roberts, David (2011) Beyond the Metropolis? Popular Peace and Postconflict Peacebuilding. Review of International Studies, 37 . pp. 447-467. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The debate on peacebuilding is deadlocked. Leading scholars of ‘fourth generation’ peacebuilding, who take Liberalism to task for creating what they refer to as crises in peacebuilding, have themselves been challenged by those they criticize for over-stating Liberal failure and failing themselves to produce the goods in terms of an alternative. But behind this debate, it seems that both approaches are asking the same question: how can stable, legitimate, sustainable peace be engineered? This article engages critical theory with problem-solving social sciences. It proposes that the crises in orthodox postconflict peacebuilding are genuine, but there are approaches that might put flesh on fourth generation concepts without bringing the Liberal edifice down, shifting the debate away from ontology and ideology and returning it to the people in whose name it is held

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
ID Code:17635
Deposited By:Dr David Roberts
Deposited On:28 Mar 2011 17:15
Last Modified:16 Mar 2012 11:04

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