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An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding by Gearoid Millar

By Gearoid Millar

This ebook goals to stipulate and advertise an ethnographic method of comparing foreign peacebuilding interventions in transitional states.


While the assessment of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a turning out to be problem in recent times, too frequently reviews examine tasks in accordance with in the community beside the point measures, strengthen the established order distribution of strength in transitional occasions, and uncritically settle for the implicit conceptions of the funders, planners, and directors of such initiatives. This ebook argues that comparing the consequences of peacebuilding interventions calls for an knowing of the neighborhood and culturally variable context of intervention.


Throughout the ebook, the writer attracts on genuine global examples from large fieldwork in Sierra Leone to argue that neighborhood reports may be thought of the first degree of a peacebuilding project’s luck. An ethnographic method acknowledges variety in conceptions of peace, justice, improvement and reconciliation and takes neighborhood techniques and native opinions of the overseas time table heavily. it will probably aid to empower neighborhood actors, carry the foreign peacebuilding responsible to its intended beneficiaries, and problem the Western centric rules of what peace includes and the way peacebuilding is completed.


This e-book could be of a lot curiosity to scholars and students of peacebuilding, peace and clash stories, transitional justice, African politics, ethnography, diplomacy and safeguard experiences, in addition to practitioners operating within the field.

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