Civil Society and Peace

Jenny Pearce

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398571
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Civil Society and Peace

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This article examines the role of civil society in peace and peace-building efforts. It argues that civil society is conceptually relevant precisely because it concerns a plurality of visions that are articulated in a plurality of ways, all of which ultimately contribute to the peaceful interactions of human beings. It highlights the role played by civil society in the post-Cold War peace and peace-building agendas, mirroring its trajectory in the fields of development and democracy.

Keywords: civil society; peace; peace-building agendas; peaceful interactions; human beings; post-Cold War peace; democracy

Article.  5940 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Public Administration

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