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Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict

Authored by: Evelyn Thornton and Tobie Whitman

Categories: Peace Support Operations
Sub-Categories: De-escalation and Preventive Diplomacy, Peacemaking
Region: No Region
Year: 2013
Citation: Thornton, Evelyn and Tobie Whitman. "Gender and Peacebuilding." In Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict, edited by Craig Zelizer, 103-26. Boulder: Westview Press, 2013.

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Executive Summary

Integrated Peacebuilding¬†addresses the importance of weaving peacebuilding methods into diverse sectors including development, humanitarian assistance, gender, business, media, health, and the environment – areas where such work is needed the most. Incorporating peacebuilding approaches in these fields is critical for transforming today’s protracted conflicts into tomorrow’s sustainable peace. Covering both theory and practice, Dr. Zelizer and his team of leading academics and practitioners present original essays discussing the infrastructure of the peacebuilding field (outlining key actors, donors, and underlying motivations) as well as the ethical dilemmas created by modern conflict.