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Operationalisation of Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia

From Theory to Practice

Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Explores the dynamics of hybrid peacebuilding and local mid-space actors’ roles from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders

  • Expands on the idea of the role of mid-space in hybrid peacebuilding

  • Addresses how different international actors are dealing with mid-space actors in specific conflict zones

Part of the book series: Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia (SDHRP)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. A Brief Sketch of Hybrid Peacebuilding

    • Yuji Uesugi, Anna Deekeling, Anton Ingstedt
    Pages 21-35Open Access
  3. Hybridity, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Complexity

    • Cedric de Coning, Lawrence McDonald-Colbert
    Pages 37-58Open Access
  4. Bridging Gaps: From a Descriptive to a Practical Mid-Space Actor Typology?

    • Anna Deekeling, Dahlia Simangan
    Pages 59-80Open Access
  5. The Power of Identity in Hybrid Peacebuilding: Buddhist Monks in Post-Conflict Cambodia

    • Sophie Shiori Umeyama, Will Brehm
    Pages 81-97Open Access
  6. Frictional Binaries: Hybridity, Civil Society, and Liberal-Local Peacebuilding in Mindanao

    • Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay, Jovanie Camacho Espesor
    Pages 99-125Open Access
  7. Rise of China’s Developmental Peace: Prospects for Asian Hybrid Peacebuilding

    • KwokChung Wong, Fujian Li
    Pages 127-157Open Access
  8. Conclusion: Alternative Theory and Practice of Peacebuilding in Asia

    • Yuji Uesugi, Anna Deekeling, Sophie Shiori Umeyama, Lawrence McDonald-Colbert
    Pages 187-196Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 197-203

About this book

This open access book explores common critiques in the literature of hybrid peacebuilding, especially the lack of connection between hybridity in theory and practice. Through using a complexity-informed framework, the foundation for introducing the mid-space actor typology is established. Mid-space actors as insider-partial mediators are perceived to be vital agents for peace processes in conflict-affected areas and thus can be important power brokers and focal points for outside actors. In this book, two insider views are examined through analysing mid-space actors in the peacebuilding process in Cambodia and in Mindanao, the Philippines. First, it explores the process of identity-building of Cambodian monks and how such a process enables or hinders the monks to bridge existing cleavages. Then, in the case study of Mindanao, the roles of civil society actors are considered. The next step is to introduce the outsider’s perspective on hybrid peacebuilding and how Asian peacebuilding actors such as China and Japan are engaging with mid-space actors who provide key bridges in peacebuilding.

Keywords

  • Peacebuilding
  • Hybridity
  • Mid-space Actors
  • Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia
  • Adaptive Peacebuilding
  • Developmental Peacebuilding
  • Hybrid Peace
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

    Yuji Uesugi, Anna Deekeling, Sophie Shiori Umeyama, Lawrence McDonald-Colbert

About the editors

Yuji Uesugi is Professor at the Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University, Japan. 

Anna Deekeling is a researcher at the Graduate School of Social Science, Waseda University, Japan. 

Sophie Shiori Umeyama is a researcher at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan. 

Lawrence Mcdonald-Colbert is a researcher at the Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University, Japan.  

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