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International Political Sociology of Peacebuilding


Goetze, C and Bliesemann de Guevara, B, International Political Sociology of Peacebuilding, The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation, Oxford University Press, OP Richmond and G Visoka (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780190904418 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.7


This chapter explores how sociological methods, concepts, and theories have been engaged to study international peacebuilding. Sociology is used in three ways to study peacebuilding: as general ontological understanding of the research object as a "society" in which policymakers can intervene in order to achieve specific policy goals; as a set of observation methods; and as a reference in social theory and philosophy that allows criticizing peacebuilding’s configurations of power and inequality. Given their substantially different epistemologies, these ways draw a very uneven image of what that society actually is, how it "works," and how it affects or is affected by peacebuilding.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:peacebuilding, international political sociology, society, power, international organisations
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Goetze, C (Dr Catherine Goetze)
ID Code:146387
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-09-03
Last Modified:2022-05-16

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