By Mandy Turner,Florian P. Kühn

This publication seriously explores the practices of peacebuilding, and the politics of the groups experiencing intervention.

The contributions to this quantity have a twin concentration. First, they examine the practices of western intervention and peacebuilding, and the prejudices and politics that force them. moment, they discover how groups adventure and care for this intervention, in addition to an knowing of the way their political and financial priorities can frequently diverge markedly from these of the intervener. this is often accomplished via theoretical and thematic chapters, and an intensive variety of in-depth empirical case reviews.

Utilising various conceptual frameworks and disciplines, the ebook seeks to appreciate why anything so normatively fascinating – the pursuit of, and development of, peace – has became out so badly. From Cambodia to Afghanistan, Iraq to Mali, interventions within the pursuit of peace haven't accomplished the implications wanted via the interveners. yet, fairly, they've got created additional instability and violence. The members to this publication discover why.

This ebook might be of a lot curiosity to scholars, teachers and practitioners of peacebuilding, peacekeeping, foreign intervention, statebuilding, defense experiences and IR in general.

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