Towards a Human Security Approach to Peacebuilding

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-ISP
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Research Brief No. 2, 2010
    TITLE:
    Towards a Human Security Approach to Peacebuilding
    AUTHORS:
    by Madoka Futamura, Edward Newman and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
    PUB DATE:
    2010•03•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1816-5796
    ISBN 10:
    978-92-808-3517-5
    COPYRIGHT:
    Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed “Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 2.5”

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    In recent decades, international peacebuilding and reconstruction after civil wars have managed to promote stability and contain conflict in many regions around the world, ending violence and enabling communities to rebuild their lives and societies. However, the peacebuilding record indicates that there are problems related to the effectiveness and legitimacy of peacebuilding, especially related to the promotion of liberal democracy, market reform and state institutions. This brief considers these limitations and argues that a new human security-based approach may offer insights for a more sustainable form of peacebuilding.