This concluding chapter integrates the key findings appearing in the previous chapters and discusses their theoretical and practical implications. Firstly, the chapter overviews and summarises the findings presented in the case studies chapters. The discussion particularly focuses on the four types of strategies adopted by local peacebuilders for developing local peacebuilding models—ownership inheritance, management of external reliance, friction-avoiding approaches, and utilisation of religious/traditional leadership—, following the structure of this volume. It then examines the unique features that the local models in Mindanao and Cambodia demonstrate and their significance and limitations. In the final sections, the chapter reorganises and analyses the findings with regard to two areas that are not comprehensively discussed in the case study chapters: the forms of local-international collaboration developed in Mindanao and Cambodia, and varied responses of local peacebuilders to international norms. Through the examination, this study highlighted the promotion of local ownership as process, and demonstrates the strategies and practices being developed in field practice at the moment, and presents how models of local ownership are evolving in some local communities in Asia.
KeywordsStrategies for ownership promotion Norm localisation Local-external interaction Ownership promotion as process
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