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Building a peace economy? – Liberal peacebuilding and the development-security industry - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Building a peace economy?: Liberal peacebuilding and the development-security industry

Jenny H. Peterson


This book critically examines the range of policies and programmes that attempt to manage economic activity that contributes to political violence. Beginning with an overview of over a dozen policies aimed at transforming these activities into economic relationships which support peace, not war, the book then offers a sustained critique of the reasons for limited success in this policy field. The inability of the range of international actors involved in this policy area, the Development-Security Industry (DSI), to bring about more peaceful political-economic relationships is shown to be a r ... More

Keywords: war economies, liberal peacebuilding, development, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087301
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny H. Peterson, author