Rising Powers & Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a new book edited by Charles T. Call and Cedric de Coning, titled “Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?”.

The book analyzes the peacebuilding concepts, policies and practices of five key rising powers – Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey.  It finds that these countries’ approaches share some key features but diverge in others. Rising powers have a broader concept of peacebuilding than most Western donor countries, but the extent to which they equate peacebuilding with development varies.

The book seeks to answer the following central questions: What exactly is new and innovative about the peacebuilding approaches of rising powers from the Global South, and what are the implications of these new approaches?

This volume shows that rising powers have set forth a broadly coherent set of principles and rationales as the basis for their new approach to peacebuilding. These principles and practices are likely to influence how Western donors, the UN, regional organizations and non-governmental organizations approach peacebuilding in important ways in the coming years.

For more information or to access a free copy, visit: https://cedricdeconing.net/2017/08/31/rising-powers-peacebuilding/

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