Hybrid Peacebuilding in Asia

  • Yuji Uesugi

Part of the Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia book series (SDHRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 1-14
  3. S. I. Keethaponcalan
    Pages 15-35
  4. Yuji Uesugi, Megumi Kagawa
    Pages 37-60
  5. Kevin P. Clements, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 139-152
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 153-156

About this book


“...A pioneering and innovative effort to integrate a variety of practical approaches to peacebuilding from different cultures while providing useful guidelines for practitioners.”
 —Christopher Mitchell, Emeritus Professor of Conflict Research, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University, USA


“This study is an innovative and important addition to the growing literature on hybrid peace.”

Oliver Richmond, Associate Dean for Internationalisation, Department of Politics and International Relations, The University of Manchester, UK


“This work is a serious examination of how peacebuilding is enacted in Asian contexts, able to add to theory and concept-building on what we know about peace.” 

Roger Mac Ginty, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham Global Security Institute, Durham University, UK


This book explores hybrid peacebuilding in Asia, focusing on local intermediaries bridging the gaps between incumbent governments and insurgents, national leadership and the grassroots constituency, and local stakeholders and international intervenors. The contributors shed light on the functions of rebel gatekeepers in Bangsamoro, the Philippines, and Buddhist Peace monks in Cambodia to illustrate the mechanism of dialogue platforms through which gaps are filled and the nature of hybrid peace is negotiated. The book also discusses the dangers of hybrid peacebuilding by examining the cases of India and Indonesia where national level illiberal peace was achieved at the expense of welfare of minority groups. They suggest a possible role of outsiders in hybrid peacebuilding and mutually beneficial partnership between them and local intermediaries.


Yuji Uesugi is Professor at Waseda University, Japan, teaching conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and human security. He has worked as a peacebuilding practitioner in Timor-Leste, Bangsamoro, Cambodia, and Indonesia.


peacebuilding hybridity statebuilding Asia democracy post-liberal

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuji Uesugi
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor, Faculty of International Research and EducationWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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