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Pillars and shadows : statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands / Statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands. John Braithwaite [and others]. - Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, c2010. - 1 online resource (xiii, 197 pages) : illustrations, maps.

Title from PDF title page (ANU E Press, viewed June 9, 2011).

Includes bibliographical references.

Peacebuilding Compared and the Solomons conflict -- Historical background to the conflict -- Descent into armed conflict -- Peace processes -- Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands -- Reconciliation and reintegration -- What layers of identity were involved in the conflict? -- Interpreting the conflict in summary -- Peacebuilding strengths and weaknesses -- Statebuilding that contained conflict but shelved specifics that fuelled conflict.

This volume of the Peacebuilding Compared Project examines the sources of the armed conflict and coup in the Solomon Islands before and after the turn of the millennium. The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has been an intensive peacekeeping operation, concentrating on building 'core pillars' of the modern state. It did not take adequate notice of a variety of shadow sources of power in the Solomon Islands, for example logging and business interests, that continue to undermine the state's democratic foundations. At first RAMSI's statebuilding was neither very responsive to local voices nor to root causes of the conflict, but it slowly changed tack to a more responsive form of peacebuilding. The craft of peace as learned in the Solomon Islands is about enabling spaces for dialogue that define where the mission should pull back to allow local actors to expand the horizons of their peacebuilding ambition.--Publisher description.

9781921666797 192166679X

22573/ctt236f02 JSTOR


Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.


Peace-building--Solomon Islands.
Nation-building--Solomon Islands.
Ethnic conflict--Solomon Islands.


Solomon Islands--History.
Solomon Islands--Politics and government.
Solomon Islands.

JZ5584.S575 / P55 2010eb online

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