The EU and the Peacebuilding Commission

Miall, Hugh (2007) The EU and the Peacebuilding Commission. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20 (1). pp. 29-45. ISSN 0955-7571. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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What can the world hope for from the Peacebuilding Commission, given the record of the United Nations in this area? And what contribution can the European Union (EU) offer, given its own record in engaging with countries emerging from violent conflict? The essential task in peacebuilding is to restore a war-torn society’s capacity to manage its own conflicts. The priority for the Peacebuilding Commission should be to develop international support and legitimacy for this task, avoiding muddying it with the foreign policy objectives of donor states. The EU has much to offer and much to gain from establishing this growing area of global governance on sound principles and internationally accepted lines. The paper argues that the EU can and should play a leading part in developing the Peacebuilding Commission. It reflects on principles that could be applied and practices that should be avoided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Peacebuilding, EU, UN, Conflict Resolution
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: A.H. Miall
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 17:43
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:04
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