By Gearoid Millar

ISBN-10: 0415870356

ISBN-13: 9780415870351

This booklet goals to stipulate and advertise an ethnographic method of comparing foreign peacebuilding interventions in transitional states.


While the assessment of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a growing to be main issue in recent times, too usually reviews investigate initiatives in response to in the neighborhood inappropriate measures, strengthen the established order distribution of energy in transitional events, and uncritically settle for the implicit conceptions of the funders, planners, and directors of such initiatives. This publication argues that comparing the results of peacebuilding interventions calls for an figuring out of the neighborhood and culturally variable context of intervention.


Throughout the booklet, the writer attracts on genuine global examples from vast fieldwork in Sierra Leone to argue that neighborhood studies might be thought of the first degree of a peacebuilding project’s good fortune. An ethnographic process acknowledges range in conceptions of peace, justice, improvement and reconciliation and takes neighborhood ways and native opinions of the overseas time table heavily. it could actually support to empower neighborhood actors, carry the overseas peacebuilding liable to its intended beneficiaries, and problem the Western centric rules of what peace involves and the way peacebuilding is completed.


This ebook can be of a lot curiosity to scholars and students of peacebuilding, peace and clash stories, transitional justice, African politics, ethnography, diplomacy and safety reviews, in addition to practitioners operating within the field.

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