Relational Sensibility and the 'Turn to the Local': Prospects for the Future of Peacebuilding
Wren Chadwick, Tobias Debiel, Frank Gadinger (Hrsg.)
With contributions from Volker Boege, Morgan Brigg, David Chandler, Kai Koddenbrock, and Louise Wiuff Moe
Global Dialogues 2, Duisburg 2013
This edition of Global Dialogues presents a collection of short articles that critically reflect on the 'turn to the local' that has come to increasingly characterise peacebuilding discourse and practice. The articles draw on and extend discussions on the ontological and epistemological entailments and consequences of this shift that took place during a workshop convened by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in May 2013. Through an examination of the promise and pitfalls of approaches that attempt to engage in increased 'relational sensibility', it is hoped that these contributions will advance the debate on how to reflectively and critically reshape modes of engagement and interaction in peacebuilding.
Key words: Peacebuilding; liberal peace; agency; hybridity; non-linearity; new materialism; conflict resolution; indigenous peace-making.
Wren Chadwick/Tobias Debiel/Frank Gadinger
Editorial: The (Liberal) Emperor’s New Clothes? Relational Sensibility and the Future of Peacebuilding
Relational Sensibility in Peacebuilding: Emancipation, Tyranny, or Transformation?
Relational Sensibilities: The End of the Road for ‘Liberal Peace’
Strategic Essentialism and the Possibilities of Critique in Peacebuilding
Peacebuilding on Bougainville: International Intervention Meets Local Resilience
Louise Wiuff Moe
Relationality and Pragmatism in Peacebuilding: Reflections on Somaliland