Liberal internationalism

Jahn, Beate (2021) Liberal internationalism. In: Richmond, Oliver P and Visoka, Gezim (eds.) Oxford handbook of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and peace formation. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190904418

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Since the end of the Cold War, peacebuilding operations have become an integral part of world politics—despite their continuing failures. This chapter provides an account of peacebuilding operations in practice and identifies cycles of failure and reform, namely the successful integration of peacebuilding into the fabric of the world order despite its continuing failures. It traces these dynamics back to the internal contradictions of liberalism and argues that the main function of peacebuilding operations lies in managing the tensions and contradictions inherent in a liberal world order. Peacebuilding—in one form or another—is therefore likely to persist for the duration of a liberal world order.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: liberalism, liberal internationalism, peacebuilding, statebuilding, peacekeeping, democracy promotion, market economy, local ownership, conflict
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 15:41
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 16:26

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