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International Political Sociology of Peacebuilding

Goetze, C ORCID: 0000-0001-5027-7874 and Bliesemann de Guevara, B 2021 , 'International Political Sociology of Peacebuilding', in OP Richmond and G Visoka (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation , Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 1-18.

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Abstract

This chapter explores how sociological methods, concepts, and theories have been engaged to study international peacebuilding. Sociology is used in three ways to studypeacebuilding: as general ontological understanding of the research object as a “society”in which policymakers can intervene in order to achieve specific policy goals; as a set ofobservation methods; and as a reference in social theory and philosophy that allows criticizing peacebuilding’s configurations of power and inequality. Given their substantiallydifferent epistemologies, these ways draw a very uneven image of what that society actually is, how it “works,” and how it affects or is affected by peacebuilding.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Goetze, C and Bliesemann de Guevara, B
Keywords: peacebuilding, international political sociology, society, power, international organisations
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI / ID Number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.7
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Copyright 2018 Oxford University Press

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