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Main Title Is Local Beautiful? Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives / [electronic resource] :
Author Hellmüller, Sara.
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Santschi, Martina.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GE220
ISBN 9783319003061
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Environmental law. ; Anthropology.
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Collation XX, 107 p. 27 illus., 22 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I Conceptual Inputs -- Political Processes of Conflict Transformation and Ownership -- International Perspectives on Local Ownership -- From Local Ownership to Partnership -- Maximizing the Potential of Locally-Led Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected States -- Part II Case Studies -- Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan -- Localizing the Liberian Peace Process -- Switzerland's Approach to Local Ownership -- A Case Study of Local - International Cooperation in Myanmar. Based on the swisspeace annual conference 2012, the publication examines the delicate balance between external interventions and locally-led initiatives. It addresses the question of what "local" means in the peacebuilding and development context; which actors on the ground actually represent the local level and how external actors choose their partners from amongst them. Moreover, it examines how local ownership - emerging as key criteria for any external intervention - is constituted: does this concept only imply local participation or is local control from the outset a must? Finally, it assesses the potential of locally-led initiatives and local conflict resolution mechanisms and their interaction with external interventions. Several authors provide insights on these questions and nuance our thinking about both local ownership and external interventions. As such, the publication aims to encourage critical reflections on this topical debate in peacebuilding and development.