Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: A Lexicon

Paperback | January 6, 2009

EditorVincent Chetail

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Post-Conflict Peacebuilding comes at a critical time for post-conflict peacebuilding. Its rapid move towards the top of the international political agenda has been accompanied by added scrutiny, as the international community seeks to meet the multi-dimensional challenges of building a justand sustainable peace in societies ravaged by war. Beyond the strictly operational dimension, there is considerable ambiguity in the concepts and terminology used to discuss post-conflict peacebuilding. This ambiguity undermines efforts to agree on common understandings of how peace can be mosteffectively 'built', thereby impeding swift, coherent action. Accordingly, this lexicon aims to clarify and illuminate the multiple facets of post-conflict peacebuilding, by presenting its major themes and trends from an analytical perspective. To this end, the book opens with a general introduction on the concept of post-conflict peacebuilding, followed by twenty-six essays on its key elements (including capacity-building, conflict transformation, reconciliation, recovery, rule of law, security sector reform, and transitional justice).Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, including political science and international relations, international law, economics, and sociology, these essays cover the whole spectrum of post-conflict peacebuilding. In reflecting a diversity of perspectives the lexicon sheds lighton many different challenges associated with post-conflict peacebuilding. For each key concept a generic definition is proposed, which is then expanded through discussion of three main areas: the meaning and origin of the concept; its content and essential components; and its means ofimplementation, including lessons learned from past practice.

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Post-Conflict Peacebuilding comes at a critical time for post-conflict peacebuilding. Its rapid move towards the top of the international political agenda has been accompanied by added scrutiny, as the international community seeks to meet the multi-dimensional challenges of building a justand sustainable peace in societies ravaged by...

Dr Vincent Chetail is Lecturer in Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Research Director at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly and has been consultant for the Office of the Unite...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Vincent Chetail: Introduction: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Challenges and Ambiguities of a Concept in Search of IdentityVolker Turk: Capacity-buildingThierry Tardy: Civil-military InterfaceThania Paffenholz: Civil SocietyAchim Wennmann: Conflict EconomiesLaurent Goetschel: Conflict TransformationRama Mani: Democratic GovernanceRobert Muggah: Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR)Victor-Yves Ghebali: Free and Fair ElectionsKeith Krause: Human SecurityLouise Doswald-Beck: International CrimesBeatrice Pouligny: Local OwnershipDavide Orifici and Suzanne Damman: Mine ActionAndrew Clapham: Non-state ActorsNigel White: Peace OperationsBertrand Ramcharan: Peace ProcessGilles Carbonnier: Private SectorPierre Hazan: ReconciliationRiccardo Bocco, Pierre Harrisson and Lucas Oesch: RecoveryMarco Sassoli: ReparationDaniel Warner and Gilles Giacca: Responsibility to ProtectVicky Tennant: Return and ReintegrationVera Gowlland-Debbas and Vassilis Pergantis: Rule of LawHeiner Hanggi: Security Sector ReformMarwa Daoudy: State-buildingRichard Caplan: Transitional AdministrationAnne-Marie La Rosa and Xavier Philippe: Transitional Justice