Adaptive Peacebuilding

2018. Author: Cedric de Coning, International Affairs Magazine

International peacebuilding is experiencing a pragmatic turn. The era of liberal idealism is waning, and in its place new approaches to peacebuilding are emerging. The article argues that the adaptive peacebuilding approach is well placed to facilitate the shift in peacebuilding towards a long-term investment in preventing conflict and sustaining peace, with a focus on strengthening the resilience of social institutions, and investing in social cohesion and related capacities that assist societies to self-sustain their peace processes. This article explores how adaptive peacebuilding, can assist in operationalizing the new sustaining peace concept.

  • Sustaining Peace
  • Research/Lessons Learned
adaptive peacebuilding

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