Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies by Oliver P. RichmondPeace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies by Oliver P. Richmond

Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies

byOliver P. Richmond

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As Oliver Richmond explains, there is a level to peacemaking that operates in the realm of dialogue, declarations, symbols and rituals. But after all this pomp and circumstance is where the reality of security, development, politics, economics, identity, and culture figure in; conflict,cooperation, and reconciliation are at their most vivid at the local scale. Thus local peace operations are crucial to maintaining order on the ground even in the most violent contexts. However, as Richmond argues, such local capacity to build peace from the inside is generally left unrecognized,and it has been largely ignored in the policy and scholarly literature on peacebuilding.In Peace and Political Order, Richmond looks at peace processes as they scale up from local to transnational efforts to consider how to build a lasting and productive peace. He takes a comparative and expansive look at peace efforts in conflict situations in countries around the world to considerwhat local voices might suggest about the inadequacy of peace processes engineered at the international level. As well, he explores how local workers act to modify or resist peace processes headed by international NGOs, and to what degree local actors have enjoyed success in the peace process (andhow they have affected the international peace process).

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Oliver P. Richmond is Research Professor in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester. He is also International Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea and a Visiting Professor at the University of Tromso.
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Title:Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart 1: Theorizing the Social Formation of Peace1. Peace Formation, Local Dynamics and Transversal Networks2. Four Paths for Peace FormationPart 2: Reconstructing the Empirical Evidence3. Peace Formation in Practice4. Cases Studies in Peace Formation I: Potential and Limitations5. Case Studies in Peace Formation II: Transforming the State and Addressing the Causal Factors of the Conflict6. Infrastructures for Peace: Negative or Positive Hybrid Peace?ConclusionAppendix AAppendix A1NotesBibliographyIndex

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"Oliver P. Richmond's remarkable study draws on a wide range of interesting empirical cases. The result is a thought-provoking and theoretically sophisticated monograph that breaks new ground in asking how an international system built by local peace actors might look." --Tarja Vayrynen, Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Tampere Peace Research Institute