Peacebuilding in the asia-pacific

Carmela Lutmar, James Ockey

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This book explores theories of conflict and peacebuilding and applies them to case studies from the Asia Pacific region, seeking to shift attention to the inherency of conflict, the constant danger of re-emergence, and the need to establish mechanisms to resolve it. The authors argue that the central focus of peacebuilding should not be state-building per se, but rather the creation of effective mechanisms for peaceful resolution of both past and newly emerging conflicts. To do so, it is important to consider the entire process of creating peace, to contemplate the linkages between conflict, resolution, and post-conflict peacebuilding, rather than focus only on the period of institution-building.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages261
ISBN (Electronic)9783319785950
ISBN (Print)9783319785943
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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  • General Social Sciences


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