Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Oliver P. Richmond
      Pages 1-13
  3. A Genealogy of Peace and Conflict Theory

    1. Oliver P. Richmond
      Pages 14-38
  4. Critical Agendas: Theories, Concepts, and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Andrew J. Williams
      Pages 58-73
    3. M. Anne Brown, Volker Boege, Kevin P. Clements, Anna Nolan
      Pages 99-115
    4. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
      Pages 116-136
    5. Tarja Väyrynen
      Pages 137-153
    6. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
      Pages 175-189
  5. Key Agendas: Institutions, Issues, and Themes

About this book


The quality of the peace arrived at via liberal peacebuilding approaches has been poor. The related statebuilding praxis has generally been unable to respond to its critics. What is at stake is a recognition of peacebuilding's everyday political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics. This indicates the emergence of a post-liberal form of peace.


conflict conflict studies conflicts democratization gender government hegemony Institution NGO Peace peace and conflict Peacebuilding

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver P. Richmond
    • 1
  1. of st andrewsuk

About the editors

Oliver Richmond is Research Professor at University of Manchester, UK. His work on Peace is widely published. He is one of the editors of the Review of International Studies, and editor of the Palgrave book series, Rethinking Conflict Studies.

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