The complex problems of peace, security, and development in societies affected by conflict increasingly demand innovative ideas, and comprehensive strategies to tackle the diverse, simultaneous, and daunting challenges faced in trying to rebuild states and communities after war. This comprehensive collection sets out a ‘Whole-of-Society’ (WoS) approach which focuses on the social contexts within which conflict resolution and prevention take place. The aim of WoS is to grasp the complexity both within local society and in the relations between external peacebuilders and the people they set out to help. The book argues that, by understanding multiple actors, their relationships, and the conditions in which they operate, complexity becomes an opportunity to be grasped, not simply an impediment to building peace.
Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9780367236885_oachapter6.pdf
Table of Contents
1. Mind the gaps. A Whole-of-Society approach to peacebuilding and conflict prevention 2. From policy to action: assessing the European Union’s approach to inclusive mediation and dialogue support in Georgia and Yemen 3. Decentralising power: building inclusive peace? The European Union’s support to governance reform in Eastern Ukraine 4. Wholly local? ownership as philosophy and practice in peacebuilding interventions 5. Bracing the wind and riding the norm life cycle: inclusive peacebuilding in the European capacity building mission in Sahel–Mali (EUCAP Sahel–Mali) 6. Coordinating international interventions in complex settings. An analysis of the EU peace and state-building efforts in post-independence Kosovo 7. Manoeuvring wars, rebels and governments: the EU’s experience in Sri Lanka
Mary Martin is Senior Research Fellow at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where she directs the UN Business and Human Security Initiative. She is Editor of the Routledge series Studies in Human Security, and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Human Security (2014).
Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic is co-director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Her research focuses on the political economy of conflict and development. She is the co-author of European Union in the Western Balkans: Hybrid Development, Hybrid Security and Hybrid Justice (2018).