A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding

A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding
Editors: Susanna Campbell, David Chandler, and Meera Sabaratnam
Subjects: Politics, International Relations
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2011
Paperback, 280 pages
This book provides a much-needed reflection on the debate on "liberal peace". Rather than close the debate, it seeks to chart ways forward.'
Mahmood Mamdani, author of Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror 

'This excellent collection makes an important contribution to debates about international peacebuilding, and in particular the role of liberal democracy, free market economics, and externally-driven models of the state and society.'
Edward Newman, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham



Moving beyond the binary argument between those who buy into the aims of creating liberal democratic states grounded in free markets and rule of law, and those who critique and oppose them, this timely and much-needed critical volume takes a fresh look at the liberal peace debate.

In doing so, it examines the validity of this critique in contemporary peacebuilding and statebuilding practice through a multitude of case studies - from Afghanistan to Somalia, Sri Lanka to Kosovo. Going further, it investigates the underlying theoretical assumptions of liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding, as well as providing new theoretical propositions for understanding current interventions.

Written by some of the most prominent scholars in the field, alongside several new scholars making cutting edge contributions, this is an essential contribution to a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area of study.


Susanna Campbell is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

David Chandler is Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London, UK. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.
Meera Sabaratnam is co-editor of the collection Interrogating Democracy in World Politics (2011).

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  • Product Code: 9781780320021 – A Liberal Peace?: The Problems and Practic
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