The crisis of liberal peacebuilding and the future of statebuilding

Hameiri, Shahar (2014) The crisis of liberal peacebuilding and the future of statebuilding. International Politics, 51 3: 316-333. doi:10.1057/ip.2014.15

Author Hameiri, Shahar
Title The crisis of liberal peacebuilding and the future of statebuilding
Journal name International Politics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1384-5748
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1057/ip.2014.15
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 51
Issue 3
Start page 316
End page 333
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract The perception that liberal peacebuilding is in ideological decline has prompted some observers to argue that a reduction in the willingness of the world's major governments and international organisations to engage in statebuilding will follow. It is argued that such arguments are misconceived because they locate statebuilding in the narrow context of peace operations. The nature of, and impetus for, contemporary statebuilding is only explicable when viewed against the backdrop of long-term historical processes emanating from the intervening states, leading to the emergence of regulatory forms of statehood and associated risk management rationalities. Statebuilding interventions further facilitate state transformation within both intervened and intervening states. The future of statebuilding is therefore the future of statehood. As the conditions that have given rise to statebuilding remain in place, it is likely to outlast the apparent decline of liberal peacebuilding.
Keyword Liberal peacebuilding
Regulatory governance
Risk management
State transformation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
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