Civil society and peacebuilding: a critical assessment

| April 21, 2011

Title: Civil society and peacebuilding: a critical assessment

Author: Paffenholz, Thania editor

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Call No.: JZ5538 .C59 2010

From the Publisher:

Responding to the burgeoning interest in the role of civil society in peace processes, this groundbreaking collaborative effort identifies the constructive functions of civil society in support of peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict. The authors also highlight the factors that support those functions and the obstacles to their fulfillment. A comprehensive analytical framework is applied to 11 country cases, not only allowing comparative analysis, but also providing a new tool for further research.

About the Author:

Thania Paffenholz is lecturer in peace, development, and conflict studies and senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She is coauthor of Aid for Peace: A Guide to Planning and Evaluation for Conflict Zones and coeditor of Peacebuilding: A Field Guide.