Liberal internationalism

Jahn, Beate (2018) Liberal internationalism. In: Visoka, Gezim and Richmond, Oliver (eds.) Oxford handbook of peacebuilding, statebuilding and peace formation. Oxford University Press. (Accepted)

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Peacebuilding is widely regarded as an integral element of the liberal international order since the end of the Cold War. This article establishes the core features of liberal peacebuilding and assesses its performance in practice. Despite several cycles of failure and reform, peacebuilding operations generally fail to consolidate peace in target countries. Instead, they tend to reproduce the tensions and contradictions inherent within liberalism itself. The main function of peacebuilding policies therefore lies in managing - rather than resolving - the tensions and contradictions of the liberal world order. Despite its inability to establish peace, some form of peacebuilding is therefore likely to play a role as long as the liberal world order exists.

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: 11 Jun 2021 13:20

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