Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-Building Operations

Rethinking Policing and Beyond

The realm of international peace and capacity development operations is a critical and contested space. The international community has increasingly focused on this area, relying upon these endeavours to not only bring lasting peace, but also to provide sustainable development for some of the most troubled places on earth. Efforts to date have failed to meet expectations. The nexus between practitioners and those whose job it is to theorise ways to improve practice is deficient.

Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-Building Operations was derived from an international workshop which brought these often disconnected communities together. Taking on the breadth of issues across the security-development spectrum, this volume challenges much of the heretofore conventional wisdom on the topic, while also pointing to ways in which improvements can be realised in this crucial space.

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Biographical Note

Bryn Hughes, University of Queensland, currently manages a research project concerning the performance of international policing. He has lectured courses on international relations subjects, published in many peer-review journals and an edited book. His research interests include international policing and peacekeeping and critical security. Charles Hunt is a Senior Researcher at The University of Queensland Institute of Social Science Research and the Australian Federal Police. His research focuses on police in peace operations, monitoring and evaluation in post-conflict environments and the protection of civilians. Boris Kondoch is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Peacekeeping and Director of the Asia Center for Peace and Security Studies in Seoul. He worked as a research fellow for the President of the German Society of International Law, the Institute of Public Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and at different universities in Korea.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: ‘Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-building Operations: Rethinking Policing and Beyond’ Charles Hunt and Bryn Hughes Chapter 2: Understanding Mission Environments: Local Contexts and the Legitimation of Reforms Otwin Marenin Chapter 3: Redeeming Statebuilding’s Misconceptions: Power, Politics and Social Efficacy and Capital in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Eric Scheye Chapter 4: Grasping the Nettle of Nonstate Policing Bruce Baker Chapter 5: From Ideals to Reality in International Rule of Law Work – The Case of Papua New Guinea Sinclair Dinnen Chapter 6: How to Maintain Peace and Security in a Post-conflict Hybrid political order: The case of Bougainville Volker Boege Chapter 7: Policing, Rule of Law, State Capacity and Sustainable Peace in Timor-Leste Damien Kingsbury Chapter 8: Privileges and Immunities of United Nations Police Bruce Oswald and Adrian Bates Chapter 9: Assessing Police Peacekeeping: Systemisation not Serendipity Charles Hunt and Bryn Hughes Chapter 10: Understanding International Police Organisations: What the Researchers Do Not See Gordon Peake

Readership

All those interested in international peace operations, post-conflict peacebuilding and development programming, particularly issues relating to the rule of law as well as police and Security Sector Reform and capacity-development.

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