Reclaiming Everyday Peace : Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation After War, Paperback / softback Book

Reclaiming Everyday Peace : Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation After War Paperback / softback


Bringing armed conflicts to an end is difficult; restoring a lasting peace can be considerably harder.

Reclaiming Everyday Peace addresses the effectiveness and impact of local level interventions on communities affected by war.

Using an innovative methodology to generate participatory numbers, Pamina Firchow finds that communities saturated with external interventions after war do not have substantive higher levels of peacefulness according to community-defined indicators of peace than those with lower levels of interventions.

These findings suggest that current international peacebuilding efforts are not very effective at achieving peace by local standards because disproportionate attention is paid to reconstruction, governance and development assistance with little attention paid to community ties and healing.

Firchow argues that a more bottom up approach to measuring the effectiveness of peacebuilding is required.

By finding ways to effectively communicate local community needs and priorities to the international community, efforts to create an atmosphere for an enduring peace are possible.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 206 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 3 Tables, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9781108402767



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