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Economic Globalization and Strategic Peacebuilding

Smith, J (2010) Economic Globalization and Strategic Peacebuilding. In: Strategies of Peace. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780195395914

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Several key assumptions about economic liberalization that inform current peacebuilding operations must be reconsidered. Smith argues that there is little evidence supporting the assumptions that market liberalization leads to economic growth, reduces inequality, or creates neoliberal states capable of promoting peace. In fact, inequality is increasing, and many states are increasingly weak and undemocratic. According to Smith, international peace and security cannot be achieved without addressing inequality in the global order. Peacebuilding approaches must consider how peacebuilding operations reproduce power and must be delinked from the neoliberal "globalization project." Smith offers policy prescriptions for peacebuilders that address the shortcomings of current neoliberal models.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, Jjgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH0000-0002-4808-0391
Date: 1 May 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0010
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780195395914
Title of Book: Strategies of Peace
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 21:18
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2021 12:55


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