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Illiberal peace-building in Asia: a comparative overview

Smith, Claire Q., Waldorf, Lars, Venugopal, Rajesh ORCID: 0000-0002-7498-7712 and McCarthy, Gerard (2020) Illiberal peace-building in Asia: a comparative overview. Conflict, Security and Development, 20 (1). 1 - 14. ISSN 1467-8802

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Identification Number: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1705066


Over the past 20 years, there have been significant and historic breakthroughs in resolving protracted ethnic conflicts in restive regions of several states in South and South-East Asia. After decades of violence, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand have all witnessed periods of reduced conflict and increased stability. Peace-building as practiced in these states departs markedly from the liberal and post-liberal models in which Western actors and liberal norms play a key role. Here, by contrast, peace-building is driven by domestic actors applying illiberal norms and practices. In this introductory article, we trace the shift from liberal to post-liberal to illiberal peace-building, define illiberal peace-building, discuss the case studies presented in this special issue, and finally draw out common themes and policy implications.

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Additional Information: © 2020 King’s College London
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 10:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:41

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