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International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance : Hybrid Forms of Peace (Paperback) (Roger Mac Ginty)
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International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance adds to the active debates and critiques of internationally-supported peace interventions. Using the case studies of Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Lebanon and Northern Ireland, Roger Mac Ginty dissects peace interventions along the themes of security, statebuilding and civil society as well as economic and constitutional reform. He proposes using the concepts of hybridity and hybridization to understand the dynamics in societies undergoing transition. Particular attention is paid to the ability of local communities to resist, subvert and exploit international actors. This book is part of a developing and radical critique of aspects of international peacebuilding. It argues that peace should not be discussed timidly, and that local, traditional or indigenous approaches to peacemaking should not be romanticised.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / Diplomacy, Peace, International Relations / General, Government / Comparative
Series Title: Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Roger Mac Ginty
Street Date: May 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-5513
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