Local Peacebuilding and National Peace: Interaction Between Grassroots and Elite Processes

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Christopher R. Mitchell, Landon E. Hancock
A&C Black, Apr 26, 2012 - Political Science - 200 pages
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Local Peacebuilding and National Peace is a collection of essays that examines the effects of local peacebuilding efforts on national peace initiatives.

The book looks at violent and protracted struggles in which local people have sought to make their own peace with local combatants in a variety of ways, and how such initiatives have affected and have been affected by national level strategies.

Chapters on theories of local and national peacemaking are combined with chapters on recent efforts to carry out such processes in warn torn societies such as Africa, Asia, and South America, with essays contributed by experts who were actually actively involved in the peacemaking process.

With its unique focus on the interaction of peacemaking at local and national levels, the book will fill a gap in the literature. It will be of interest to students and researchers in such fields as peace studies, conflict resolution, international relations, postwar recovery and development.

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Introduction Linking nationallevel peacemaking with grassroots peacebuilding
A ZoPs approach to conflict prevention
Against the stream Colombian zones of peace under democratic security
Colombia From grassroots to elites how some local peacebuilding initiatives became national in spite of themselves
South Africas infrastructure for peace1
Belfasts interfaces zones of conflict or zones of peace
Zones of peace in the South Caucasus Polyphonic approaches to statebuilding
Between local and national peace Complementarity or conflict?

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Christopher Mitchell is a teacher, student, and recognized leader in the graphing calculator enthusiast community. You'll find Christopher (aka Kerm Martian) and his community of calculator experts answering questions, sharing advice, and providing educational tools on his website cemetech.net.

Landon Hancock is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kent State University's Center for Applied Conflict Management. He began working with the Local Zones of Peace project while completing his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He was visiting faculty at the University of Baltimore's Center for Negotiations and Conflict Management and has taught courses for both ICAR and American University on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and conflict research. His work has appeared in journals like International Studies Perspectives and Civil Wars and in 2003 he was a summer fellow at the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania.

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