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By S. Holt

ISBN-10: 0230240275

ISBN-13: 9780230240278

As certainly one of South Asia’s oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a serious case to ascertain the boundaries of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and exterior engagement within the cost of civil wars. This ebook is based on 9 years of analysis, and greater than a hundred interviews with these laid low with the battle, NGOs, and native and foreign elites engaged within the peace process. A severe overview of peacebuilding and the influence of monetary restoration programmes at the peace approach in Sri LankaTimely research – coming one and a part years after the conflict led to Sri Lanka.Based on over 9 years of particular examine and over a hundred interviewsA serious evaluation of the liberal peace thesisAddresses hole within the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the influence of peacebuilding-type programmes at the flooring and demanding the common assumption that those actions hyperlink to peace.Includes a first-hand account of the location in Sri Lanka through the ceasefire within the war-affected district of demeanour

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In contrast the definitions of donors and humanitarian actors are more programme driven. In 1992 the United Nations (UN) secretary general, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, published An Agenda for Peace, and peacebuilding entered the mainstream humanitarian vernacular. 21 The UN definition places the main emphasis on security issues and political restructuring along the lines of a liberal democracy. As one of the largest donors and implementers of humanitarian assistance,22 the UN’s ‘post-conflict’ operations have made the most significant contribution to the practice of peacebuilding, their programmes have included Namibia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda and Bosnia.

Central to the Quaker conceptualisation of peace is The Quaker Peace Testimony which began in 1660 with a ‘declaration to Charles II’ (King of England) and the assertion war is incompatible with the Kingdom of Christ,88 and has continued up to the present day. 89 Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery 33 Cynthia Sampson makes the point that ‘some aspects of peacebuilding are best understood using concepts and approaches found in religion. ’90 Addressing grievances and reconciling communities through economic and political development would require significant long-term engagement and large amounts of aid.

93 In effect peacebuilding is conflict resolution. 94 Initially the study of conflict resolution was confined to the study of international relations, and was about symmetric power struggles between states. Following the end of the Cold War, it has been more about resolving internal struggles, often asymmetric as they are between the sovereign state with legitimately use of force, and an internal, and often weaker opposition. By increasing understanding of what creates tension in a society, which might lead to violent confrontation, steps can be taken to resolve tensions through addressing the economic, social, political and personal problems as advocated by the economists, political theorists and religious groups who promote the varied approaches to a peaceful society.

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