Indigenous Peace-Making Versus the Liberal Peace

Thursday 7 April 2022

Mac Ginty, Roger. 2008. Cooperation and Conflict 43, no. 2: 139-159.

This article further develops the concept of “local ownership” in international peacebuilding efforts and assesses the feasibility of a complementary relationship between indigenous and external practice of peace-making and reconciliation. The source emphasizes that internationally-supported peace operations often develop a degree of rigid standardization that prevents a wide-reaching peace from being created. At the same time, however, it is important to avoid romanticizing or exoticizing local visualizations of peace to ensure that the approach, or combination of approaches to peacebuilding, selected are indeed the most appropriate given the political, social, economic, and cultural context faced.


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