Peace Formation and the Reshaping of International Peacebuilding

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Contrary to most debates about state formation and the development of international peacebuilding, this chapter outlines an alternative perspective on the shaping of local-to-global political community based upon the hybrid political orders produced by the agency of subaltern actors engaged in peaceful forms of politics after war. Drawing on long-standing critical debates it investigates the positive potential of peace formation, outlining the theoretical development of this concept as a parallel process and often in opposition to modern state formation and the evolution of the international peace architecture with which it is often bound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780190904418
ISBN (Print)9780197576410
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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  • International peace architecture
  • Peace formation
  • Peacebuilding
  • State formation
  • Statebuilding


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