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Peace and Security Studies

Is Local Beautiful?

Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives

Editors: Hellmüller, Sara, Santschi, Martina (Eds.)

  • Provides unique insights on how to balance local ownership and international interventions
  • Gives voice to a multitude of authors with different perspectives (local/international; researchers/practitioners; etc.)
  • A helpful compilation of lessons learnt and best practices on how to tackle the challenging demand of implementing local ownership
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Owners or Partners? A Critical Analysis of the Concept of Local Ownership

    Hellmüller, Sara

    Pages 3-14

  • Local Ownership and the Settlement of Civil Wars: External Intervention in Internal Armed Conflicts—Arguments for a Conceptual Framework of ‘Political Ownership’

    Schumann, Peter

    Pages 15-31

  • Shooting Bambi? Critical Reflections on International Approaches to Local Ownership

    Pfister, Marco

    Pages 33-40

  • Traditional Authorities, Local Justice and Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan

    Santschi, Martina

    Pages 43-63

  • Maximizing the Potential of Locally Led Peacebuilding in Conflict Affected States

    Hayman, Carolyn

    Pages 65-77

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00306-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00305-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Is Local Beautiful?
Book Subtitle
Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives
Editors
  • Sara Hellmüller
  • Martina Santschi
Series Title
Peace and Security Studies
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00306-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00306-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00305-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 107
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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