Peace Infrastructures

  • Balázs Áron KovácsEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_130-1
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Peace infrastructures are persistent networks of institutions, organizations, and mechanisms that span various, potentially every level of a society, which contain expertise in conflict resolution or conflict transformation, and address ongoing or emerging conflicts within their respective areas of influence. Sometimes the individual components of such networks are also referred to as peace infrastructure. Usually, these peace infrastructures or their components are present in the context, in which case peacebuilding efforts aim at their strengthening, or they are created as part of a peacebuilding intervention.

No universally accepted definition of peace infrastructures exists in the literature or practice. The most widely referred to, but by no means exclusively accepted one, is that provided by UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and...

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  1. 1.forumZFD – Forum Civil Peace ServiceDavao CityPhilippines

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