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Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies

Oliver P. Richmond


Throughout history, wherever there has been conflict and violence, institutions and processes aimed at peace stability and order have emerged simultaneously in and across society. Conflict often overwhelms them, though in the long term some form of peace returns, normally of a negative type. Understanding and engaging with the processes of “peace formation,” in which localized, networked political agency is exercised to achieve a range of social, political, economic, and public goods, as well as justice, equality, and reconciliation, has long been an underlying motif of peace thinking and prac ... More

Keywords: peace formation, grass-roots peacebuilding, emancipation, network, mobilization, peacebuilding, statebuilding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190237639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver P. Richmond, author
Research Professor in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies, Manchester University