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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
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A Requiem for Peacebuilding?

Editors: Kustermans, Jorg, Sauer, Tom, Segaert, Barbara (Eds.)

  • Provides a much-needed analysis of peacebuilding
  • Discusses the ability of peacebuilding to survive its current crisis
  • Includes contributions from leading academics in the field
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About this book

This book assesses the claim that peacebuilding is a moribund international practice. Its contributors trace the origins of peacebuilding, bring back to memory its moments of triumph, and reflect on the reports of its decline. The story of peacebuilding parallels the broader story of liberalism’s rise and fall in world politics, including the attempt to remedy an ailing patient by administering a magic medicine – “the local turn”. Its contributors further write about what may come after peacebuilding as we still know it. They describe more locally rooted attempts at building peace and how they operate in the shadows of, and in an ambiguous relationship with, governmental and international peacebuilders. The book finally suggests that reports of the pending death of peacebuilding are probably premature. Peacebuilding is a resilient international practice, apt to adjust itself to a changing environment, and too important a source of legitimacy for those that wield power. 

About the authors

Barbara Segaert is Project Coordinator at the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp, Belgium, where she develops academic programmes on various topics of contemporary relevance to society.
 
Jorg Kustermans is Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He does research on the conceptual history of peace and on the shifting sources of international authority.
 
Tom Sauer is Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is specialized in international security, and more in particular in nuclear arms control, proliferation, and disarmament. He is a former BCSIA Fellow at Harvard University, USA. Sauer received the 2019 Rotary International Alumni Global Service Award.

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Requiem for Peacebuilding?
Editors
  • Jorg Kustermans
  • Tom Sauer
  • Barbara Segaert
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56477-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56477-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56476-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 248
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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