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Liberal reform and the creation of new conflict economies
Jenny H. Peterson

privatisation remains as a key strategy in installing a liberal peace, both guiding and operational actors within the DSI initially took a very cautious approach to privatising in Kosovo. However, such cautiousness was not a function of a limited commitment to liberal ideology, but rather a fear of the legal and personal ramifications for operational staff. Once legal concerns were addressed, the commitment to free market ideologies and technologies of economic governance was revived and implemented at rapid pace. The renewed commitment to this cornerstone of neo

in Building a peace economy?
New stories on rafted ice
Elana Wilson Rowe

) should be pursued –​and what kind of actors should represent Greenlandic interests –​are hotly debated in Greenlandic society (Nuttall, 2015; Wilson, 2015). Today, corporate actors are arguing for an increasing place at the table in questions of Arctic economic governance. Financial actors/​banks who lend money to key Arctic projects play an instrumental role in setting and enforcing various standards of relevance to the Arctic natural and project environment (Alto and Jaakkola, 2015). More specific to the Arctic itself, the establishment of the Arctic Economic Council

in Arctic governance
Matthew S. Weinert

, democracy, economic governance, the rule of law and the like which, fourth, through greater cohesion among members, may likely fuel more extensive forms of integration and collaboration. This, fifth, acts to reconstitute actors’ identities and interests by further embedding them in social networks, and hence linking them to collective expectations and commitments. From international to

in Recognition and Global Politics
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M. Anne Brown

of national politico-legal structures, such as constitutions and party and electoral systems, on development projects and the lineaments of economic governance. Elections and IMF-approved economic models have been the cornerstones of the projects. Relatively little attention has been paid either to the grassroots dynamics of these political and economic models, or to other dimensions of governance – in particular, to whether and how practical alternatives to violence, as a means of managing conflict, may be evolving. Yet experience to date in peace

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
DSI approaches and behaviours
Jenny H. Peterson

solely on the grounds that it is liberal. It should be judged in terms of its effectiveness in meeting locally identified needs and the degree to which it is seen as legitimate by the local population. It is when programmes find legitimacy from above, from external internatioal agendas, that reforms need to be questioned and local or alternative modes of political and economic governance considered. The ideological bias towards liberal ideals and institutions in post-conflict and transformation programming is strong – policies which form the foundation of liberal peace

in Building a peace economy?
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

recipes for ‘governability’. On one side, ‘liberal’ recipes for political governance – whether through bilateral arrangements or through such organisations as the EU and the CSCE (now OSCE) 114 – were offered to, often imposed on, the South. 115 On the other side, ‘capitalist’ recipes for economic governance were exported – whether through bilateral programmes or through such organisations as

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change