Peacebuilding Practices and Institutions

Adam Moore

in Peacebuilding in Practice

Published by Cornell University Press

Published in print July 2013 | ISBN: 9780801451997
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780801469565
Peacebuilding Practices and Institutions

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This chapter delineates how successful postwar peacebuilding requires a strong international presence at the local level, a meaningful engagement with local actors, and sustained commitment of resources and personnel. In Brcko, the supervisory powers established by the Arbitral Tribunal placed decision-making authority and policy formulation responsibilities in OHR (Office of the High Representative) Brcko's hands—a clear place-based hierarchy which improved the coordination of policy activities. Meanwhile in Mostar, the organization of peacebuilding militated against the establishment of an effectively localized international presence. The various international civilian and military organizations in Mostar had insufficient coordination of policy creation and execution. A lack of social and political integration by international officials working in the city had a further detrimental effect on international–local relations and policy decision making.

Keywords: postwar peacebuilding; Brcko; Arbitral Tribunal; OHR; policy formulation; Mostar; civilian organizations; military organizations; international–local relations

Chapter.  6893 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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