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Strategies of Peace$
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Daniel Philpott and Gerard Powers

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395914

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.001.0001

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Strategic Peacebuilding: An Overview

Strategic Peacebuilding: An Overview

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(p.19) 1 Strategic Peacebuilding: An Overview
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Strategies of Peace
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John Paul Lederach (Contributor Webpage)

R. Scott Appleby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0001

This chapter argues that peacebuilding operations cannot fulfill their potential and achieve justpeace without “strategic” planning and implementation. The authors employ vignettes from Mozambique, Colombia, and the Philippines to illustrate the current challenges of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The multiplicity of peacebuilding actors and increasing interaction between the local and global point to the need for strategic responses to conflict. The authors sketch the contours of a theory of strategic peacebuilding, arguing that it includes a confluence of disciplines, practices and expertise that is intended to promote social change and healing that would not naturally occur. They propose principles of strategic peacebuilding and offer practical suggestions for peacebuilding practitioners.

Keywords:   strategic peacebuilding, justpeace, conflict transformation, conflict management, civil society, Philippines, Colombia, Mozambique

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