Peace Infrastructures and State-Building at the Margins

  • Balázs Áron Kovács

Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  3. Peacebuilding-as-Statebuilding—A Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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  4. Peaceful and Prosperous Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-303

About this book


This book offers a critical examination of ‘infrastructures for peace’, originally proposed as a framework of conflict transformation. Through an exploration of the statist ideological underpinnings of peace-building, it traces how the concept was transformed by institutional actors – international organisations and states – into a tool to further the state-building goals of liberal peace-building.

​Balázs Áron Kovács is the manager of the Philippines programme of forumZFD, a German NGO working on conflict transformation. He is based in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines. Dr Kovacs’s research in the field of critical peace and conflict studies focuses on state-society interactions in the context of peace- and state-building.


Peace infrastructure conflict transformation liberal peacebuilding state-building peace infrastructures 'the local' hybridity emergent theory formation international intervention armed conflicts statism emancipation The Philippines PAMANA Manila Sorsogon Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process counterinsurgency programme Maoism

Authors and affiliations

  • Balázs Áron Kovács
    • 1
  1. 1.MindanaoPhilippines

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