chapter  7
16 Pages


WithErin McCandless

This Chapter examines the history of peacebuilding as a mechanism for international conflict management, exploring the evolution of multiple generations of peacebuilding, including liberal, hybrid, and local approaches. Using the case of Liberia as an example, the chapter discusses many of the contemporary challenges facing peacebuilding, as well as its interaction with the humanitarian and development sectors, including links to fragility, the role of atavistic nationalism and populist movements that attack the rules-based system upon which many peacebuilding efforts are based, and the resources needed to forge resilient social contracts.