Post-liberal peace transitions: Between peace formation and state formation

Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda

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Why is it that states emerging from intervention, peacebuilding and statebuilding over the last 25 years appear to be 'failed by design'? This study explores the interplay of local peace agency with the (neo)liberal peacebuilding project. And it looks at how far can local 'peace formation' dynamics can go to counteract the forces of violence and play a role in rebuilding the state, consolidate peace processes and induce a more progressive form of politics. By looking at local agency related to peace formation, Oliver Richmond and Sandra Pogodda find answers to the pressing question of how large-scale peacebuilding or statebuilding may be significantly improved and made more representative of the lives, needs, rights, and ambitions of its subjects.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages242
ISBN (Electronic)9781474402187
ISBN (Print)9781474402170
StatePublished - 18 Jan 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© Oliver Richmond and Sandra Pogodda, 2016, the chapters their several authors, 2016. All rights reserved.


  • Peace
  • Peace building
  • Peace formation
  • State
  • State building
  • State formation


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