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Richmond, Oliver P.

Works: 100 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 10,830 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Oliver P Richmond
Challenges to peacebuilding : managing spoilers during conflict resolution by Edward Newman( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on 'spoilers' to ceasefires and peace agreements - the groups and tactics that attempt to obstruct or undermine conflict settlement through a variety of means, including terrorism and violence, this work considers why and how spoilers and spoiling behaviour emerges and how they can be addressed
Peace : a very short introduction by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring our modern assumptions about peace and the various different interpretations of its applications
Maintaining order, making peace by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study explores three generations of approaches to ending conflict and examines how, in the context of the failings of the Westphalian international system, their deficiencies have been resonded to. It examines peacekeeping, mediation and negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding approaches as well as UN peace operations, and asks via an empirical and theoretical analysis, what role such approaches have played and are playing in replicating an international system prone to intractable forms of conflict."--Jacket
Peace in international relations by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction Part 1: Towards an Orthodoxy of Peace - and Beyond 1. Peace and the Idealist Tradition: Towards a Liberal Peace 2. A Realist Agenda for Peace: Survival and a Victor’s Peace 3. Marxist Agendas for Peace: Towards Peace as Social Justice and Emancipation 4. Beyond a Idealist, Realist, or Marxist Version of Peace 5. The Contribution of Peace and Conflict Studies Part 2: Post-Positivism and Peace 6. Critical Contributions to Peace 7. Post-Structuralist Contributions to Peace. Conclusion: An Agenda for Peace in an Inter-Disciplinary IR
Failed statebuilding : intervention and the dynamics of peace formation by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Western struggles--and failures--to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives of their intended beneficiaries better or worse. In this groundbreaking book, Oliver Richmond asks why statebuilding has been so hard to achieve, and argues that a large part of the problem has been Westerners' failure to understand or engage with what local peoples actually want and need. He interrogates the liberal peacebuilding industry, asking what it assumes, what it is getting wrong, and how it could be more effective"--Publisher's website
The United Nations and human security by Edward Newman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations and Human Security analyzes the changing peace and security challenges faced by the UN in an evolving international environment that is no longer solely characterized by states and inter-state security. The authors, who comprise both scholars and UN practitioners, cover a wide range of pressing current issues--including refugees, international tribunals, the promotion of democracy, ethics, regional organizations, humanitarian intervention, conflict prevention, and peacekeeping--that form a cutting-edge and controversial security agenda
Liberal peace transitions : between statebuilding and peacebuilding by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the nature of 'liberal peace': the common aim of the international community's approach to post-conflict statebuilding. Adopting a particularly critical stance on this one-size-fits-all paradigm, it explores the process by breaking down liberal peace theory into its constituent parts: democratisation, free market reform and development, human rights, civil society, and the rule of law."--Jacket
The transformation of peace by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is peace and how should it be defined? In this timely and compelling study, Oliver Richmond traces the discourses of peace from philosophical and theoretical debates in international relations to the politics and practices of an 'epistemic' community of peacebuilding actors operating in conflict zones. In a radical critique of the dominant paradigm of peace, he examines its components and its short-comings in the context of a variety of post-Cold War peace operations and associated peace-building projects, which have involved the importation of expertise into conflict zones."--Jacket
A post-liberal peace by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how the liberal peace experiment of the post-Cold War environment has failed to connect with its target populations, which have instead set about transforming it according to their own local requirements. Liberal peacebuilding has caused a range of unintended consequences. These emerge from the liberal peace's internal contradictions, from its claim to offer a universal normative and epistemological basis for peace, and to offer a technology and process which can be applied to achieve it. When viewed from a range of contextual and local perspectives, these top-down and distant processes often appear to represent power rather than humanitarianism or emancipation. Yet, the liberal peace also offers a civil peace and emancipation. These tensions enable a range of hitherto little understood local and contextual peacebuilding agencies to emerge, which renegotiate both the local context and the liberal peace framework, leading to a local-liberal hybrid form of peace. This might be called a post-liberal peace. Such processes are examined in this book in a range of different cases of peacebuilding and statebuilding since the end of the Cold War
Mitigating conflict : the role of NGOs( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title examines the roles and new opportunities arising from the increasing participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in peace-making, peacekeeping and peace-building processes, both formal and informal, state-sponsored and unofficial. Drawing on both academic experts and activists, this study brings together contributions from those who have observed how NGOs have sought to reflect civil society concerns, provide humanitarian relief, monitor compliance with international norms and treaty requirements, and disseminate information of concern to advocacy networks. A critical appraisal of the opportunities and constraints of NGOs is provided alongside the examination of the NGOs role in the "new agendas" for peace
Palgrave advances in peacebuilding : critical developments and approaches by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The quality of the peace arrived at via liberal peacebuilding approaches has been poor. The related statebuilding praxis has generally been unable to respond to its critics. What is at stake is a recognition of peacebuildings everyday political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics. This indicates the emergence of a post-liberal form of peace"--Provided by publisher
New perspectives on liberal peacebuilding by Edward Newman( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacebuilding in conflict-prone or post-conflict countries -- such as East Timor, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone -- aims to prevent the re-emergence or escalation of violent conflict and establish a durable peace. This volume explores and critiques the 'liberal' premise of contemporary peacebuilding: the promotion of democracy, market-based economic reforms and a range of other institutions associated with 'modern' states as a driving force for building peace. Whilst focusing mainly upon cases of major UN peacebuilding, it also considers the implications and record of liberal peacebuilding through a wider range of experiences. It goes beyond the narrow focus on democracy and market economics by interrogating a wider area of peacebuilding activities, including the (re)construction of state institutions.--Publisher's description
Subcontracting peace : the challenges of the NGO peacebuilding by Henry F Carey( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have emerged as crucial actors in peacebuilding processes in post-conflict zones, contributing to the liberal state building project. NGOs, like any other organizations, have certain strengths and weaknesses, and face tradeoffs and contradictions in peacebuilding. Given increasing NGO experience in peacemaking and peacebuilding, this volume examines their relatively positive record, as well as the constraints, limitations, and sometimes contradictory impact of their activities and interventions."--Provided by publisher
Mediating in Cyprus : the Cypriot communities and the United Nations by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UN peacemaking operation in Cyprus has been one of the longest of its kind, but has resulted in discarded proposals, non-papers or reports. This study investigates the Cypriot parties' views of peacemaking, to shed light on the problem, and on the theoretical debates surrounding mediation
The work of the UN in Cyprus : promoting peace and development by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations has rarely been given a fair hearing with regard to its work in Cyprus. Despite competing demands for its limited resources being challenged by the local parties and at the mercy of contradictory political directions at the international level, the UN has actually achieved more than is generally realized. This is the first volume to critically appraise all the major areas of the UN's peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace building activities in Cyprus
Hybrid forms of peace : from everyday agency to post-liberalism by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the role of everyday action in accepting, resisting and reshaping interventions, and the unique forms of peace that emerge from the interactions between local and international actors. Building on critiques of liberal peace-building, it redefines critical peace and conflict studies. Based on new research from 16 countries."
Peace formation and political order in conflict affected societies by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richmond looks at peace processes as they scale up from local to transnational efforts to consider how to build a lasting and productive peace. He takes a comparative and expansive look at peace efforts in conflict situations in countries around the world to consider what local voices might suggest about the inadequacy of peace processes engineered at the international level. He also explores how local workers act to modify or resist peace processes headed by international NGOs, and to what degree local actors have enjoyed success in the peace process."--Page 4 of cover
Post-liberal peace transitions : between peace formation and state formation by Oliver P Richmond( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the local agency related to peace formation in order to find answers to the pressing question of how large-scale peacebuilding or statebuilding may be significantly improved and made more representative of the lives, needs, rights, and ambitions of its subjects
Cultures of governance and peace : a comparison of EU and Indian theoretical and policy approaches( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together insights which look at the intersection of governance, culture and conflict resolution in India and the European Union. Two very different but connected epistemic, cultural and institutional settings, which have been divided by distance, colonialism and culture; yet have recently been brought closer together by ideas and practices of what is known as liberal peace, neoliberal state and development projects. The differences are obvious in terms of geography, culture, the nature and shape of institutions, and historical forces: and yet the commonalities between the two are surprising. This is the first book to compare contemporary Indian and European Union approaches to peace and is based on strong case studies and rigorous analysis. Postgraduate students, peace and conflict researchers, policy-makers and practitioners will benefit immensely from insights provided in this book.--
The Palgrave handbook of disciplinary and regional approaches to peace by Oliver; Pogodda, Sandra; Ramovic, Jasmin Richmond( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this handbook, a diverse range of leading scholars consider the social, cultural, economic, political, and developmental underpinnings of peace. This handbook is a much-needed response to the failures of contemporary peacebuilding missions and narrow disciplinary debates, both of which have outlined the need for more interdisciplinary work in International Relations and Peace and Conflict studies. Scholars, students, and policymakers are often disillusioned with universalist and northern-dominated approaches, and a better understanding of the variations of peace and its building blocks, across different regions, is required. Collectively, these chapters promote a more differentiated notion of peace, employing comparative analysis to explain how peace is debated and contested
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Challenges to peacebuilding : managing spoilers during conflict resolution
Alternative Names
Richmond, O. P.

Richmond, Oliver

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Maintaining order, making peacePeace in international relationsThe United Nations and human securityLiberal peace transitions : between statebuilding and peacebuildingThe transformation of peaceA post-liberal peaceMitigating conflict : the role of NGOsPalgrave advances in peacebuilding : critical developments and approaches