Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Peacebuilding in the United Nations

Coming into Life

Authors: Cavalcante, Fernando

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  • Sheds new light onto the origins and meaning of peacebuilding in the UN in the aftermath of the cold war
  • Constructs a theoretically informed narrative about the manifestations of peacebuilding since the early 1990s
  • Explores the limits and shortcomings of UN peacebuilding from the analysis of underlying ideational and bureaucratic aspects affecting the conceptualisation and design of peacebuilding strategies and policies, rather than the implementation of activities in the field
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This book traces the trajectory and different meanings of the concept of peacebuilding in the United Nations since the early 1990s. It analyses how that concept gained life in a particular context and the implications of this process for the Organisation’s support to societies affected by armed conflict in general and for peace operations in particular. Departing from tenets about the influence of ideas in world politics and engaging with the critique of the liberal peace scholarship, the book provides a theoretically informed narrative of how peacebuilding acquired different meanings while remaining largely motivated, justified, legitimated and informed by a proactive and top-down agenda of promoting liberal democratic institutions, norms and values as a remedy to the challenges faced by societies affected by armed conflict. The book will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners in peacebuilding and post-conflict development.

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Fernando Cavalcante is Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations, currently serving in Afghanistan. Dr. Cavalcante’s research in peace and conflict studies focuses on political, policy and institutional aspects relating to UN peace operations.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peacebuilding in the United Nations
Book Subtitle
Coming into Life
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03864-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03864-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03863-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 323
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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