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Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Statebuilding and Peacebuilding

Oliver P. Richmond and Jason Franks


Since the early 1990s, the projects of peace-building and state-building have increasingly been integrated. Since the early 2000s, this has been mainly an outcome of the United States' and the United Kingdom's support for an active, muscular and humanitarian internationalism. This book examines the nature of ‘liberal peace’ — the common aim of the international community's approach to post-conflict statebuilding. Adopting a particularly critical stance on this one-size-fits-all paradigm, it explores the process by breaking down liberal peace theory into its constituent parts: democratisation, ... More

Keywords: peacebuilding, statebuilding, United States, United Kingdom, internationalism, liberal peace, international community, democratisation, human rights, civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638765
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver P. Richmond, author

Jason Franks, author