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Liberal Peace TransitionsBetween Statebuilding and Peacebuilding$
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Oliver P. Richmond and Jason Franks

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638765

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638765.001.0001

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Cambodia: Liberal Hubris and Virtual Peace1

Cambodia: Liberal Hubris and Virtual Peace1

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(p.18) 1 Cambodia: Liberal Hubris and Virtual Peace1
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Liberal Peace Transitions
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Oliver P. Richmond

Jason Franks

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638765.003.0055

This chapter examines the nature of the peace that has developed in Cambodia since the early 1990s. Despite the best efforts of international donors and the NGO community, liberal peacebuilding in Cambodia has so far failed in many of its key aims. It has also been modified by a combination of local political, economic and social dynamics, international failings, and the broader limitations of the liberal peacebuilding praxis. There have been some important advances, but serious doubts remain as to whether this project has been or can be successful, not least because of the ontological problem of whether the liberal peace is transferable into non-western or non-liberal polities. This raises the question of what type of peace has actually been built. This chapter argues that the result of international efforts so far has been to produce little more than a virtual liberal peace.

Keywords:   liberal peacebuilding, Cambodia, NGO community, non-liberal polities, virtual liberal peace

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