Civil Society and Peacebuilding: the Case of the Post-Soviet Space

Druey, Cécile (2018). Civil Society and Peacebuilding: the Case of the Post-Soviet Space. In: Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. Corridors Proceedings: Vol. 1 (pp. 137-150). Regensburg: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg (IOS) 10.15457/cp_1

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Official and unofficial strands of mediation and dialogue each have their potential, but also their limits, and should not be seen as competing, but as complementing one another. However, the fact is that the different “tracks”, or political levels of peacebuilding, often act in isolation from, or even in opposition to, one another. Civil society could play an interesting role in mediating the different levels, and therewith make the effort for peace more effective. However, as the example of the post-Soviet space shows, civil society peacebuilders are in a deep crisis due to internal weaknesses, repression by the government and donor exigencies. Whether civil society will succeed in breaking free from this vicious circle depends to a large extent on its ability to re-invent itself.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History > Zeitgeschichte

UniBE Contributor:

Druey Schwab, Cécile Elisabeth

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe

ISBN:

978-3-945232-01-9

Series:

Corridors Proceedings

Publisher:

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg (IOS)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dr. Cécile Elisabeth Druey Schwab

Date Deposited:

03 Dec 2018 09:30

Last Modified:

03 Dec 2018 09:40

Publisher DOI:

10.15457/cp_1

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Post-Soviet space, conflict, peacebuilding

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.121808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121808

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