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Peacebuilding in Postconflict Societies: Strategy and Process

Ho-Won Jeong
Peacebuilding in Postconflict Societies: Strategy and Process
ISBN: 978-1-58826-335-3
ISBN: 978-1-58826-311-7
ISBN: 978-1-58826-850-1
2005/255 pages/LC: 2004026066
A related title: Peacebuilding as Politics: Cultivating Peace in Fragile Societies edited by Elizabeth Cousens and Chetan Kumar

"Combines conceptual rigour, a wide-ranging understanding of the relevant academic literature and an impressive grasp of major contemporary peacebuilding cases.... A concise yet highly informative overview of this subject."—Charles O. Lerche, Journal of Peace Research

"A detailed and masterful analysis of the concept of peacebuilding in post-conflict societies."—Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary-General of the United Nations

"Jeong's rewarding framework for creating and analyzing postconflict peacebuilding strategies is illuminated by rich illustrations drawn from a wide range of recent efforts.... Penetrating insights are also provided on the complex challenges confronted by postconflict peacebuilders."—Chadwick F. Alger, Ohio State University

"Splendid.... a masterful, comprehensive assessment of peacebuilding in contemporary international relations. The combination of overarching conceptualization and detailed case-specific discussions enables the reader to arrive at a new understanding of both the role of peacebuilding in the field and the ways in which it is actually handled."—Juergen Dedring, New York University


This integrative discussion of the multiple dimensions of peacebuilding in postconflict societies offers a systematic approach to strategies and processes for long-term social, political, and economic transformation.

Ho-Won Jeong links short-term crisis-intervention efforts to a sustained process that encompasses the entire complex environment of a conflict. His broad analytic framework and wealth of concrete examples provide a sophisticated, yet accessible, guide to the many strands and interrelations in this critical arena of world politics.


Ho-Won Jeong is associate professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. He has published extensively in the areas of conflict resolution and peacebuilding and is editor of the journals Peace and Conflict Studies and International Journal of Peace Studies.


  • Issues and Approaches.
  • Peacebuilding Design.
  • Security and Demilitarization.
  • Political Transition.
  • Development.
  • Reconciliation and Social Rehabilitation.
  • Operational Imperatives and Coordination.
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