An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding by Gearoid Millar

By Gearoid Millar

This booklet goals to stipulate and advertise an ethnographic method of comparing overseas peacebuilding interventions in transitional states.


While the evaluate of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a starting to be main issue lately, too usually reviews determine tasks in keeping with in the neighborhood beside the point measures, strengthen the established order distribution of energy in transitional events, and uncritically settle for the implicit conceptions of the funders, planners, and directors of such tasks. This booklet argues that comparing the consequences of peacebuilding interventions calls for an realizing of the neighborhood and culturally variable context of intervention.


Throughout the ebook, the writer attracts on genuine global examples from huge fieldwork in Sierra Leone to argue that neighborhood stories could be thought of the first degree of a peacebuilding project’s good fortune. An ethnographic strategy acknowledges variety in conceptions of peace, justice, improvement and reconciliation and takes neighborhood techniques and native opinions of the overseas schedule heavily. it could actually support to empower neighborhood actors, carry the foreign peacebuilding dependable to its intended beneficiaries, and problem the Western centric rules of what peace includes and the way peacebuilding is completed.


This booklet may be of a lot curiosity to scholars and students of peacebuilding, peace and clash reports, transitional justice, African politics, ethnography, diplomacy and protection reviews, in addition to practitioners operating within the field.

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