An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding by Gearoid Millar

By Gearoid Millar

This ebook goals to stipulate and advertise an ethnographic method of comparing overseas peacebuilding interventions in transitional states.


While the assessment of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a becoming difficulty in recent times, too usually reviews examine tasks in accordance with in the community inappropriate measures, toughen the established order distribution of strength in transitional events, and uncritically settle for the implicit conceptions of the funders, planners, and directors of such tasks. This e-book argues that comparing the results of peacebuilding interventions calls for an figuring out of the neighborhood and culturally variable context of intervention.


Throughout the publication, the writer attracts on actual global examples from vast fieldwork in Sierra Leone to argue that neighborhood reviews may be thought of the first degree of a peacebuilding project’s luck. An ethnographic method acknowledges variety in conceptions of peace, justice, improvement and reconciliation and takes neighborhood ways and native evaluations of the foreign schedule heavily. it may aid to empower neighborhood actors, carry the overseas peacebuilding responsible to its meant beneficiaries, and problem the Western centric rules of what peace includes and the way peacebuilding is completed.


This publication may be of a lot curiosity to scholars and students of peacebuilding, peace and clash experiences, transitional justice, African politics, ethnography, diplomacy and safeguard stories, in addition to practitioners operating within the field.

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