Peace formation and political order in conflict affected by Oliver P. Richmond

By Oliver P. Richmond

Overseas actors, together with key states just like the US and enterprises akin to the UN, european, African Union, and global financial institution, and quite a number NGOs, have lengthy been faced with the query of ways to accomplish an emancipatory type of peace. This e-book argues that the localized formation of peace has no longer been tested heavily adequate. but it presents very important 'navigation issues for policymakers' and the the most important and, so Read more...

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overseas actors, together with key states just like the US and enterprises corresponding to the UN, european, African Union, and international financial institution, and various NGOs, have lengthy been faced with the query of ways to Read more...

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Clearly, basing peace projects on local institutions, processes, customs, identities, and actors and their needs is vital, even if these have broken [ 36 ] Theorizing the Social Formation of Peace down and need reforming. It is necessary to differentiate between the dynamics and actors that are conducive to a positive hybrid peace (drawing on both international and local practices and knowledge). It may produce a more sustainable, empathetic, and emancipatory form of peace, as compared to conflict and state-​formation processes, or are settling for a negative form of peace.

OUTLINE OF CHAPTERS Chapter 1 sets the scene for the development of the concept of peace formation and the local dynamics for, and of, peace. It does so through a critical and interdisciplinary analysis of the theoretical debates and concepts that are widely used to explain peace and agency in society and the state. Peace formation parallels state formation in which violence and crime become embedded in state institutions: peace formation is a response to this violence and an attempt to develop localized responses according to a specific socio-​historical, political, economic, cultural, and environmental context.

It highlights the issues related to the expression of local agency for peace in its own right, the possible implications for (or disappearance of) the state, and the implications for the types of hybridity that may be produced. 21 Liberal-​internationalist/​institutionalist frameworks are of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 22 It is time to begin to reorganize these systems so that they reflect the contingency, diversity, and complexity of the modern world, with its demands for justice, rights, material equality, and sustainability.

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