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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace Infrastructures and State-Building at the Margins

Authors: Kovács, Balázs Áron

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  • The first critical appraisal of this scope of the concept of peace infrastructures since it entered mainstream peace-building through its adoption by UNDP
  • Argues that the model of peace infrastructure which has come to dominate the discourse and practice is deeply statist, and sees peace infrastructures as a more efficient means to liberal peace-building
  • Adds to the already significant post-liberal peace discourse a more pointed discussion on statism, and approaches its subject not from a post-structuralist but from neo-Weberian and sociocultural evolutionary angle
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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.

About the authors

Balázs Áron Kovács is the manager of the Philippines programme of forumZFD, a German NGO working on conflict transformation. He is based in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines. Dr Kovacs’s research in the field of critical peace and conflict studies focuses on state-society interactions in the context of peace and state-building.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89566-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89565-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peace Infrastructures and State-Building at the Margins
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89566-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89566-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89565-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 303
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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