Civil Society and Peacebuilding

Civil Society and Peacebuilding : A Critical Assessment

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Responding to the burgeoning interest in the role of civil society in peace processes, this groundbreaking collaborative effort identifies the constructive functions of civil society in support of peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict. The authors also highlight the factors that support those functions and the obstacles to their fulfillment. A comprehensive analytical framework is applied to 11 country cases, not only allowing comparative analysis, but also providing a new tool for further research. The work identifies the constructive functions of civil society in support of peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict, as well as the factors that support those functions and the obstacles to their fulfillment.show more

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  • Paperback | 511 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588266729
  • 9781588266729
  • 414,983

Table of contents

Context: What We Already Know; Understanding Civil Society - C. Spurk; Civil Society and the State - K.B. Harpviken and K.E. Kjellman; Civil Society and Peacebuilding - T. Paffenholz; A Comprehensive Analytical Framework - T. Paffenholz and C. Spurk; Case Studies: Applying the Framework; Guatemala: A Dependent and Fragmented Civil Society - S. Kurtenbach; Northern Ireland: Civil Society and the Slow Building of Peace - R. Belloni; Bosnia-Herzegovina: Civil Society in a Semiprotectorate - R. Belloni and B. Hemmer; Turkey: The Kurdish Question and the Coercive State - B. Celik; Cyprus: A Divided Civil Society in Stalemate - E. Cuhadar and A. Kotelis; Israel and Palestine: Civil Societies in Despair - E. Cuhadar and S. Hanafi; Afghanistan: Civil Society Between Modernity and Tradition - K. Borchgrevink and K.B. Harpviken; Nepal: From Conflict to Consolidating a Fragile Peace - R. Chalmers; Sri Lanka: Peace Activists and Nationalists - C. Orjuela; Somalia: Civil Society in a Collapsed State - K. Menkhaus with H. Sheikh, S. Quinn, and I. Farah; Nigeria: Dilemmas of Cooptation in the Niger Delta - D. Kew and C. Obi; What We Have Learned; What Civil Society Can Contribute to Peacebuilding - T. Paffenholz; Enabling and Disenabling Factors for Civil Society Peacebuilding - T. Paffenholz, C, Spurk, R. Belloni, S. Kurtenbach, and C. Orjuela; Conclusion - T. Paffenholz.show more

About Thania Paffenholz

Thania Paffenholz is lecturer in peace, development, and conflict studies and senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is coauthor of Aid for Peace: A Guide to Planning and Evaluation for Conflict Zones and coeditor of Peacebuilding: A Field Guide.show more

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