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Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development

The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self-Determination

  • Explains the conflict and peace process with the Bangsamoro liberation movement in the context of development and peacebuilding

  • Presents the right to self-determination context in a positive paradigm by utilising sustainable development and peacebuilding as a constructive response to this key aspiration of marginalised peoples

  • The theoretical framework in this book has been the source of the Bangsamoro Development Framework as presented in the Bangsamoro Development Plan 2015


Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Ayesah Uy Abubakar
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ayesah Uy Abubakar
    Pages 125-144
  4. Ayesah Uy Abubakar
    Pages 145-192
  5. Ayesah Uy Abubakar
    Pages 193-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-208

About this book


This book presents the protracted right to self-determination conflict between the Philippine state and the Bangsamoro group in Mindanao, Philippines. In the five decades of attempts to achieve peace, a key element is the Bangsamoros’ search for a kind of development that is compatible with their aspirations for freedom and their future. This book presents a study of the Bangsamoro communities and their social constructions of conflict, peace and development. It examines the viability of the sustainable human development framework for application in their challenging realities. The usefulness of the sustainable human development framework lies not only in its use of human development parameters like the Human Development Index. It also provides an approach towards development that synergizes with the sustainable peace framework – an imperative for Mindanao. At the centre of this approach is the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Participatory Learning and Action methodology for eliciting responses, stimulating discussion, documenting verbal and non-verbal ideas and carrying out small-scale projects to demonstrate community participation.

The book concludes with two main points: that (a) both sustainable human development and peacebuilding are mutually reinforcing frameworks aimed at achieving the same human development goals, and (b) the pursuit of the right to self-determination is enhanced, as both frameworks are combined to provide a context for the attainment of peace in Mindanao.  


Bangsamoro Mindanao Right to Self-Determination RSD Sustainable Human Development Peacebuilding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities, Arts and HeritageUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)Kota KinabaluMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development
  • Book Subtitle The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self-Determination
  • Authors Ayesah Uy Abubakar
  • Series Title The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Anthropocene: Politik—Econ.—Soc.y—Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-53386-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53387-2
  • Series ISSN 2367-4024
  • Series E-ISSN 2367-4032
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Peace Studies
    Political Sociology
    Asian Politics
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