The Interaction Between Local and International Peacebuilding Actors

Partners for Peace

  • Sara Hellmüller

Part of the Rethinking Political Violence book series (RPV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 1-29
  3. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 31-59
  4. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 61-115
  5. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 117-173
  6. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 175-212
  7. Sara Hellmüller
    Pages 213-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-233

About this book


This volume helps to better understand how the interaction between local and international peacebuilding actors influences the outcomes of their programs. Based on the case study of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this text analyses the inter-subjective relationship between local and international peacebuilding actors over the long term and assesses ways to overcome the obstacles to more cooperative partnerships between them. Focusing on perceptions, the book nuances the definitions of war, peacebuilding and peace and allows for a more comprehensive understanding of conflict contexts. Here, Hellmüller contributes to the literature on peacebuilding effectiveness and makes concrete suggestions for translating these findings into practice.


Local International Peacebuilding Actors Peace Ituri Democratic Republic of Congo Security Sovereignty Local Ownership Colonial Heritage War Mobutu Ethnic Relations Conflict Dynamis Governance Structures Armed Actors Conflict Social Cohesion DDR Programs

Authors and affiliations

  • Sara Hellmüller
    • 1
  1. 1.swisspeaceBernSwitzerland

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