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Illiberal peace building in Angola

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Abstract(English): Angola's oil-fuelled reconstruction since the end of the civil war in 2002 is a world away from the mainstream liberal peace building approach that Western donors have promoted and run since the end of cold war. The Angolan case is a pivotal example of what can be termed 'illiberal peacebuilding', a process of post-war reconstruction managed by local elites in defiance of liberal peace precepts on civil liberties, the rule of law, the expansion of economic freedoms and poverty alleviation, with a view to constructing a hegemonic order and an elite stranglehold over the political economy. Making sense of the Angolan case is a starting point for a broader comparative look at other cases of illiberal peacebuilding such as Rwanda, Lebanon and Sri Lanka.
Authors: Soares De Oliveira
Type: Journal article
Language: English
Subject: CIVIL WAR
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