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The Emerging EU Peacebuilding Framework: Confirming or Transcending Liberal Peacebuilding

Björkdahl, Annika LU ; Richmond, Oliver and Kappler, Stefanie (2011) In Cambridge Review of International Affairs 24(3). p.449-469
Abstract
The EU is now emerging as a major actor in regional and global peacebuilding. The

EU does not perceive conflict as endemic, and develops its policy on the basis that

conflict is eminently resolvable if structural issues, needs, social injustice, and

inequality are addressed. Yet its peacebuilding project is subject to some significant

and familiar contradictions. We identify the basis for what may become a ‘EU

peacebuilding framework’ (EUPF), and argue that while it aspires to a ‘just and

durable peace’ including practical tools and a normative framework, these need to be

set in critical relief. Recent research on developing a more sophisticated form of

locally... (More)
The EU is now emerging as a major actor in regional and global peacebuilding. The

EU does not perceive conflict as endemic, and develops its policy on the basis that

conflict is eminently resolvable if structural issues, needs, social injustice, and

inequality are addressed. Yet its peacebuilding project is subject to some significant

and familiar contradictions. We identify the basis for what may become a ‘EU

peacebuilding framework’ (EUPF), and argue that while it aspires to a ‘just and

durable peace’ including practical tools and a normative framework, these need to be

set in critical relief. Recent research on developing a more sophisticated form of

locally relevant peacebuilding (in contradistinction to the evolving, global

‘peacebuilding consensus’ and statebuilding project) indicates significant issues with

the EU’s emerging approach. (Less)
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EU, Liberal peace, Peacebuilding
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Cambridge Review of International Affairs
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449 - 469
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Taylor & Francis
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10.1080/09557571.2011.586331
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Just and Durable Peace by Piece
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  abstract     = {The EU is now emerging as a major actor in regional and global peacebuilding. The<br/><br>
EU does not perceive conflict as endemic, and develops its policy on the basis that<br/><br>
conflict is eminently resolvable if structural issues, needs, social injustice, and<br/><br>
inequality are addressed. Yet its peacebuilding project is subject to some significant<br/><br>
and familiar contradictions. We identify the basis for what may become a ‘EU<br/><br>
peacebuilding framework’ (EUPF), and argue that while it aspires to a ‘just and<br/><br>
durable peace’ including practical tools and a normative framework, these need to be<br/><br>
set in critical relief. Recent research on developing a more sophisticated form of<br/><br>
locally relevant peacebuilding (in contradistinction to the evolving, global<br/><br>
‘peacebuilding consensus’ and statebuilding project) indicates significant issues with<br/><br>
the EU’s emerging approach.},
  author       = {Björkdahl, Annika and Richmond, Oliver and Kappler, Stefanie},
  issn         = {0955-7571},
  keyword      = {EU,Liberal peace,Peacebuilding},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {449--469},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  title        = {The Emerging EU Peacebuilding Framework: Confirming or Transcending Liberal Peacebuilding},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2011.586331},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2011},
}