Peacebuilding, the local and the international: a colonial or a postcolonial rationality?

@article{Jabri2013PeacebuildingTL,
  title={Peacebuilding, the local and the international: a colonial or a postcolonial rationality?},
  author={Vivienne Jabri},
  journal={Peacebuilding},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={16 - 3}
}
There is much debate in the peacebuilding literature on the question of agency and its locations. Given the interventionist context of peacebuilding operations and the overwhelming presence of ‘internationals’ on the scene, the ‘local’ factor might easily be seen as being subsumed at best and totally negated at worst. Operations of peacebuilding can be interpreted as being driven by a colonial rationality wherein the imperative to govern precedes and informs practices on the ground. One… Expand
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