Locally Led Peacebuilding: Global Case Studies

Locally Led Peacebuilding: Global Case Studies


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The authors of this edited volume present a case for why locally led peacebuilding matters and how it can have measurable and meaningful impact, even beyond preventing political violence. This book contributes a set of local voices to a global problem – how to prevent armed conflict and lead to lasting peace. The authors argue that locally led peacebuilding by community based organizations (both formal and informal) plays a crucial role in preventing violence and cultivating peace, one that is complementary to peacebuilding work done by local, state, and national governments within countries and between nation-states.

Through the case studies presented, Locally Led Peacebuilding presents evidence for how and why locally led peacebuilding can prevent violence, and invites practitioners and scholars to critically examine the implications of locally led initiatives. From these examples, we all have an opportunity to learn about creating, implementing, researching, and funding locally led peacebuilding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538114100
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Stacey L. Connaughton is the Director of the Purdue Peace Project (PPP) and Associate Professor, former Associate Head of School, and former Director of Graduate Studies in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Her research examines leadership and identification in geographically distributed contexts, particularly as these issues relate to virtual teams/organizations, political parties, and peacebuilding. She has written for journals such as Small Group Research, Journal of Communication, and Management Communication Quarterly, among others. She is the author of Inviting Latino Voters: Party Messages and Latino Party Identification.

Jessica Berns has been involved with the Purdue Peace Project (PPP) since its founding in 2011. As a consultant, she serves as a sounding board on emerging projects, on current locally driven projects, and on PPP goal-setting and execution. With almost two decades of international experience in peacebuilding and governance, she helps to connect PPP to existing local, regional, and international organizations working for peace.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Locally Led Peacebuilding Matters by Stacey L. Connaughton & Jessica Berns
Section 1: What is Local?
Chapter 1: Peace Drivers: Local Agency, Relational Responsibility, and the Future of Peacebuilding by Bridget Moix
Chapter 2: Crossing Lines to Build Peace: Deescalating Gang Conflict in Cite Soleil, Haiti by Louino Robillard and Sabina Carlson Robillard
Section 2: Locally Led Peacebuilding around the World
Chapter 3: Now we sleep without our shoes…The Story of the Laikipia Peace Caravan by Gail M. Ervin
Chapter 4: Local Peacebuilding in East Africa: The Role of Customary Norms and Institutions in Addressing Pastoralist Conflict in Kenya and Uganda by Emily Welty, Matthew Bolton and William Kiptoo
Chapter 5: Magnanimity in Victory: Somaliland’s peace building and DDR through indigenous traditional system by Abdishakur Hassan-kayd
Chapter 6: Liberia at a Crossroads: How Local Peace Committees are Working to Consolidate and Promote Peace in Liberia by Nat B. Walker
Chapter 7: Nigeria: Peace Drives Security by Michael Sodipo
Chapter 8: Peacebuilding in Guatemala: The Local Peace Network Methodology by José David Pineda Ruano
Chapter 9: University to University Partnership: Building a Network of Effective Peacebuilders in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by Thomas Hill, Alexander Munoz, and Katerina Siira

Chapter 10: Teaching and Learning Participatory Action Research as Approach for Locally Led Peacebuilding in Kampala, Uganda by Felix Bivens, Illana Lancaster, Nanfuka Zulaika & Ndugwa Hassan
Chapter 11: The Women Peace and Security Collective: An organic process of empowerment by Kristian Herbolzheimer & Rosa Emilia Salamanca
Chapter 12: Encountering Faiths and Beliefs: Locally led peacebuilding in the UK by Phil Champain
Chapter 13: The Cure Violence Model for Violence Prevention by Charles L. Ransford, Karen Volker & Gary Slutkin
Section 3: Locally Led Peacebuilding: Understanding What Works
Chapter 14: Youth and Elections in Peacebuilding: Experience from Ghana and Liberia by Robert Groelsema, Maureen Herman, Michelle Marland, and Muminu Mutaru
Chapter 15: Participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluating locally led peacebuilding in Ghana by Jasmine R. Linabary
Chapter 16: Community peacebuilding on a national scale: the work of the CPBR in Sri Lanka by Nilanjana Premaratria & Ruairi Nolan
Chapter 17: Community Healing, from the inside-out – Systems lessons from Fambul Tok in Sierra Leone by Libby Hoffman
Chapter 18: Madaris and Peace Education in Pakistan: A Case Study of Peace and Education Foundation by Zahid Shahab Ahmed & Rashad Bukhari
Section 4: Reflections and Paths Forward
Chapter 19: Locally-driven ‘Track 1½ and Track 2’ Diplomacy by Peter Dixon
Conclusion: Reflections and Paths Forward for Locally Led Peacebuilding around the World by Stacey Connaughton & Jessica Berns
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