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Author Goetze, Catherine, author.

Title The distinction of peace : a social analysis of peacebuilding / Catherine Goetze.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : illustrations
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Series Configurations : critical studies of world politics
Configurations (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Pierre Bourdieu's Toolbox: Fields, Power, Practices, and Habitus in the Analysis of Peacebuilding -- THE FIELD : 2. The Peacebuilding Field as Default Space -- 3. "There Are No Neutral Men": The Sociological Structure of Peacebuilding -- 4. Boundaries of the Field: The Peacebuilder, the Businessman, and the Scholar-Expert -- THE HABITUS : [Introduction] -- 5. Peacebuilding Sensibilities -- 6. Narratives of Intervention: Leadership, Liberalism, and Social Justice -- 7. The Nomos of the Field: The Fatalism of Saving Lives -- Conclusion.
Summary "Peacebuilding" serves as a catch-all term to describe efforts by an array of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and agencies of foreign states to restore or construct a peaceful society in the wake--or even in the midst--of conflict. Despite this variety, practitioners consider themselves members of a global profession. In The Distinction of Peace, Catherine Goetze investigates the genesis of peacebuilding as a professional field of expertise since the 1960s, its increasing influence, and the ways it reflects global power structures. Goetze describes how the peacebuilding field came into being, how it defines who belongs to it and who does not, and what kind of group culture it has generated. Using an innovative methodology, she investigates the motivations of individuals who become peacebuilders, their professional trajectories and networks, and the "good peacebuilder" as an ideal. For many, working in peacebuilding in various ways--as an aid worker on the ground, as a lawyer at the United Nations, or as an academic in a think tank--has become not merely a livelihood, but also a form of participation in world politics. As a field, peacebuilding has developed techniques for incorporating and training new members, yet its internal politics also create the conditions of exclusion that often result in practical failures of the peacebuilding enterprise. By providing a critical account of the social mechanisms that make up the peacebuilding field, Goetze offers deep insights into the workings of Western domination and global inequalities. -- back cover.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Peace-building -- Social aspects.
Peace-building -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983803
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Goetze, Catherine. Distinction of peace. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017] 9780472073412 0472073419 (DLC) 2016045005 (OCoLC)965760277
ISBN 9780472900763 (electronic bk.)
0472900765 (electronic bk.)
9780472122684 (electronic bk.)
0472122681 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.7484138
AU@ 000062022009
GBVCP 1008668281

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