- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2018
- Print publication year: 2018
- Online ISBN: 9781108290630
Why do international peacebuilding organizations sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, even within the same country? Bridging the gaps between the peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and global governance scholarship, this book argues that international peacebuilding organizations repeatedly fail because they are accountable to global actors, not to local institutions or people. International peacebuilding organizations can succeed only when country-based staff bypass existing accountability structures and empower local stakeholders to hold their global organizations accountable for achieving local-level peacebuilding outcomes. In other words, the innovative, if seemingly wayward, actions of individual country-office staff are necessary to improve peacebuilding performance. Using in-depth studies of organizations operating in Burundi over a fifteen-year period, combined with fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, South Sudan, and Sudan, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of international relations, African studies, and peace and conflict studies as well as policymakers.
Severine Autesserre - author of Peaceland and The Trouble With The Congo
Michael Barnett - George Washington University, Washington DC
Deborah Avant - Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School, University of Denver
David Chandler - University of Westminster
Oliver Richmond - University of Manchester
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