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BUILDING INSTITUTIONS. BUILDING PEACE.

Thompson, Darcy LU (2010) SIMT07 20101
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
Several prominent international reports have recently highlighted a disorganised international peacebuilding regime. In particular, coordination and cooperation have been emphasised as insufficient. This research paper aims to address this problem by applying neoliberal institutionalist theory to test the hypothesis that the peacebuilding regime can best be strengthened by creating an international peacebuilding organisation. According to neoliberal institutionalist theory, institutionalisation will increase cooperation and coordination in the subject field. Therefore creating an international peacebuilding organisation will increase cooperation and coordination among actors in the peacebuilding field. Using a congruence case study... (More)
Several prominent international reports have recently highlighted a disorganised international peacebuilding regime. In particular, coordination and cooperation have been emphasised as insufficient. This research paper aims to address this problem by applying neoliberal institutionalist theory to test the hypothesis that the peacebuilding regime can best be strengthened by creating an international peacebuilding organisation. According to neoliberal institutionalist theory, institutionalisation will increase cooperation and coordination in the subject field. Therefore creating an international peacebuilding organisation will increase cooperation and coordination among actors in the peacebuilding field. Using a congruence case study approach, this thesis analyses three cases of international organisations to test the validity of neoliberal intuitionalism as well as the effects institutionalisation had on the subject area. Results show neoliberal institutionalism’s claim to be valid - increased institutionalisation does foster cooperation and coordination among actors. The information gained from the case study analysis is further used in order to propose an organisational model for a future peacebuilding organization. A variety of primary and secondary sources are used for this investigation including documents, organisation publications and academic literature. (Less)
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Thompson, Darcy LU
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SIMT07 20101
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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cooperation, global governance, international organisation, neoliberal institutionalism, peacebuilding
language
English
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1668028
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2010-10-06 11:10:36
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  abstract     = {Several prominent international reports have recently highlighted a disorganised international peacebuilding regime. In particular, coordination and cooperation have been emphasised as insufficient. This research paper aims to address this problem by applying neoliberal institutionalist theory to test the hypothesis that the peacebuilding regime can best be strengthened by creating an international peacebuilding organisation. According to neoliberal institutionalist theory, institutionalisation will increase cooperation and coordination in the subject field. Therefore creating an international peacebuilding organisation will increase cooperation and coordination among actors in the peacebuilding field. Using a congruence case study approach, this thesis analyses three cases of international organisations to test the validity of neoliberal intuitionalism as well as the effects institutionalisation had on the subject area. Results show neoliberal institutionalism’s claim to be valid - increased institutionalisation does foster cooperation and coordination among actors. The information gained from the case study analysis is further used in order to propose an organisational model for a future peacebuilding organization.  A variety of primary and secondary sources are used for this investigation including documents, organisation publications and academic literature.},
  author       = {Thompson, Darcy},
  keyword      = {cooperation,global governance,international organisation,neoliberal institutionalism,peacebuilding},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {BUILDING INSTITUTIONS. BUILDING PEACE.},
  year         = {2010},
}