By S. Holt
As considered one of South Asia’s oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a severe case to envision the bounds of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and exterior engagement within the payment of civil wars. This ebook is based on 9 years of analysis, and greater than a hundred interviews with these tormented by the battle, NGOs, and native and foreign elites engaged within the peace process. A serious evaluation of peacebuilding and the impression of monetary restoration programmes at the peace procedure in Sri LankaTimely research – coming one and a part years after the warfare led to Sri Lanka.Based on over 9 years of precise learn and over a hundred interviewsA serious overview of the liberal peace thesisAddresses hole within the literature on peacebuilding - assessing the impression of peacebuilding-type programmes at the floor and not easy the frequent assumption that those actions hyperlink to peace.Includes a first-hand account of the placement in Sri Lanka in the course of the ceasefire within the war-affected district of demeanour
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Through an understanding of the theory behind peacebuilding it is possible to determine the extent to which strategies adopted in Sri Lanka have in fact attempted to address the root causes of the war. There are many theories about what constitutes a peaceful society, and the causes of war. What follows is an introduction to the most dominant theoretical perspectives as they relate to peacebuilding. The political perspective In any transition from conflict to peace, the creation or restoration of some form of legitimate governing authority is paramount.
In the absence of the rule of law or respect for human rights, the sovereign state has the authority to use force with none of the checks and balances that would prevent oppression, suppression and possible violent civil unrest. Democracy is only one way of deciding who will govern; on its own it cannot deliver peace. The political perspective is important when conceptualising peacebuilding. The commitment of Western powers to the liberal democratic model means building new political institutions and reform of the old is central to peacebuilding programmes.
At the micro level or grass- Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery 25 roots, recovery and development programmes are recognised as having the ability to unite warring groups, and transform antagonistic relationships into cooperative ones. Galtung, Ryan and Lederach all emphasise the importance of structural change, with Ryan and Lederach espousing the potential of peacebuilding projects to unite opposing groups, and the importance of taking a grassroots approach. There is no strict or agreed definition for peacebuilding, so based on the preceding discussion, it can be loosely described as any activities undertaken during the period of transition from war to peace, the sum of which amounts to a situation where peace is sustained; and as such, peacebuilding is a process.