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The political economy of peacebuilding: a critical theory perspective.

  title={The political economy of peacebuilding: a critical theory perspective.},
  author={Michael C. Pugh},
  • M. Pugh
  • Published 22 September 2005
  • Political Science, Economics
Abstract The ideology of the liberal peace has propelled the political economies of war-torn societies into a scheme of global convergence towards "market liberalisation". This orthodoxy was an uncontestable assumption underlying external economic assistance. However, the project faltered under its inherent contradictions and because it ignored the socio-economic problems confronting war-torn societies, even aggravating them by increasing the vulnerability of populations to poverty and shadow… 
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