Publication type: Working paper – expertise – study
Title: Civil society, civic engagement, and peacebuilding
Authors: Paffenholz, Thania
Spurk, Christoph
Extent: 46
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Series: Social Development Papers - Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction
Series volume: 36
Publisher / Ed. Institution: The World Bank
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Washington
Language: English
Subjects: Entwicklungszusammenarbeit; Zivilgesellschaft; Friedensförderung
Subject (DDC): 320: Politics
Abstract: The study provides an overview of the concept of civil society, its history and understanding in different contexts. It elaborates an analytical framework of civil society functions derived from democracy theory, development discourse and case study knowledge, which in turn is applied to the context of peacebuilding. Peacebuilding theory and practice is analyzed in terms of its civil society functions and their validity, scope and content. The results show that the mere existence of and support for civil society does not automatically lead to peacebuilding. A good understanding of civil society?s roles and potential for peacebuilding is required. It is also important to recognize that certain roles and functions of civil society vary depending on the phases of conflict and may not all be equally relevant and effective in all conflict phases.
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
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