The fallacy of constructing hybrid political orders: A reappraisal of the hybrid turn in peacebuilding

Roger Macginty, Oliver Richmond

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Abstract

This article reviews the recent academic and policy interest in hybridity and hybrid political orders in relation to peacebuilding. It is sceptical of the ability of international actors to manufacture with precision hybrid political orders, and argues that the shallow instrumentalization of hybridity is based on a misunderstanding of the concept. The article engages in conceptual-scoping in thinking through the emancipatory potential of hybridity. It differentiates between artificial and locally legitimate hybrid outcomes, and places the ‘hybrid turn’ in the literature in the context of the continued evolution of the liberal peace as it struggles to come to terms with crises of access and legitimacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-239
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Peacekeeping
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The present study was financially supported by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient?ficas y T?cnicas (CONICET) PIP 112-201101-00087, PIP 112-201101-00391; Agencia Foncyt PICT 2013-0418, and Proyecto de Incentivos a la Investigaci?n (N11/781) of the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo (FCNyM), Argentina. We thank the Paleontology Unit of the FCNyM and the Conservation and Exhibition Unit of the Museum of La Plata. We also thank Dr. Lorena El?ades for her collaboration and Dr. Marta Morbelli for her support.

Funding Information:
The present study was financially supported by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) PIP 112-201101-00087, PIP 112-201101-00391; Agencia Foncyt PICT 2013-0418, and Proyecto de Incentivos a la Investigación (N11/781) of the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo (FCNyM), Argentina. We thank the Paleontology Unit of the FCNyM and the Conservation and Exhibition Unit of the Museum of La Plata. We also thank Dr. Lorena Elíades for her collaboration and Dr. Marta Morbelli for her support.

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© 2015 Taylor & Francis.

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