Major Works

Edited by: Roger Mac Ginty

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2014 |
    • Online Publication Date: December 23, 2014 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781473915572 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781446272220 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781473915404 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of International Relations |
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This new 4-volume Major Work showcases the main debates and controversies associated with peacebuilding. In particular, this collection seeks to go beyond a simple explanation of peacebuilding institutions and projects to unpack the ideas and ideologies that underpin the subject. Recent years have seen a large increase in the academic and policy literature on peacebuilding. They have also seen significant successes and failures in peacebuilding, reforms among international organisations (such as the United Nations and World Bank), and increased prominence awarded to local peacebuilding actors. The articles in this major work capture these changes and collectively present a state-of-the-art account of contemporary peacebuilding.

Containing diverse perspectives, including from scholars from the global south and global north, and from scholars with different methodological standpoints, this collection is ...

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  • Editor's Introduction: Introducing the SAGE Major Work on Peacebuilding
    RogerMac Ginty

    Welcome! This is a four-volume collection of already published journal articles, book chapters, and key documents that will help explain and illustrate the meanings of peacebuilding. The collection contains some of the best, most important, most challenging, and most quirky articles and chapters that have been published on peacebuilding over the past two decades or so. It is designed to be accessible and is the sort of book one dips into rather than reads from cover to cover. It has relevance to a broad range of peace and conflict issues, and also connects with issues of development, gender, and relations between people, governments, and businesses. The principal focus is on civil wars rather than inter-state ...

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