This book enhances our understanding of how societies torn by violence can be rebuilt. Instabilities in those societies continue to be fuelled by political marginalization, economic-social inequality, violent crimes, and injustice. Historically, international response has been largely inadequate due to a failure of adaptation to local circumstances. This collection focuses on how peacebuilding programmes can be more effectively carried out to create a more functional society. In a nutshell, this volume sheds light on local practice and experiences that can be utilized to meet unique circumstances of countries that have suffered from a destructive conflict.
The collection will investigate the transition to peace by highlighting the missing links between peacebuilding norms and practice, political economy, emotions, justice, and reconciliation.
Ho-Won Jeong is an expert on conflict analysis and resolution. He has published eleven books and many journal articles on conflict dynamics and resolution, peace studies and global issues. He is also a founding editor of two widely available journals: Peace and Conflict Studies and The International Journal of Peace Studies.
1. Connecting the Missing Links, Ho-Won Jeong
Part I: Theories, Norms and Practice
2. Human Insecurities and Postwar Reconstruction: A Constructivist Perspective, Earl Conteh-Morgan
3. Emotions and Post-Liberal Peacebuilding, Katrin Travouillon
4. Transgressive or Compliant? Reconsidering the Norms and Labels of Peacebuilding, Andrea Kathryn Talentino
Part II: Political and Economic Transition
5. Power Sharing and Consociational Institutions, Howon Jeong and Imad Salamey
6. Political Economy of Development, Howon Jeong
7. Multi-Sector Capacity Building, Jon D. Unruh
Part III: Reconciliation and Justice
8. Developing Thin Sympathy and Operationalising Acknowledgement, Joanna R. Quinn
9. The International Criminal Court and its Challenges, Linus N. Malu
10. Moving Beyond the Barrier between Peace and Justice, Jeffrey D. Pugh
This collection accomplishes what is critically missing in the literature on peacebuilding by linking theories to practice applied in diverse transitional societies around the globe. Each contributor to the book is supported by field research and case studies, demonstrating how peacebuilding strategies can be adapted to specific countries and their particular circumstances.