‘Liberal peace’ approaches to peacebuilding, founded on the idea that peace after civil strife will flow from the rebuilding of liberal democratic institutions and neoliberal economic policies (see Greener’s chapter), have been subjected to two decades of sustained critique. In this volume, Lutmar and Ockey have added several more voices to the chorus, doing so by presenting an alternative understanding of conflict to the one underlying the liberal peace. I found their alternative compelling, despite some shortcomings in their application of the concept.
|Small States and Territories
|Published - 2021