The Past, Present and Future of the Liberal Peace

Strategic Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 4, 493–507

Posted: 20 Feb 2015

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Jason Miklian

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO); University of Oslo - Centre for Development and the Environment

Date Written: September 19, 2014

Abstract

The stunted and stumbling progress of the ‘liberal peace’ philosophy since 1990 tells a complex story. In this article, I give a history of the liberal peace project from its academic and activist origins to today’s global application, discussing how policymakers and liberal peace architects see liberal peacebuilding, and how emerging powers such as India and China relate to these goals. I close with a discussion of the future of liberal peacebuilding, the ‘Business for Peace’ paradigm and how relationships between powerful states and their peripheries will still matter despite a more consolidated international aid community.

Keywords: Business Ethics, Humanitarianism, Humanitarian Intervention, Liberal Peacebuilding, Peacebuilding, Multinational Corporations, India, Business For Peace

JEL Classification: F23

Suggested Citation

Miklian, Jason, The Past, Present and Future of the Liberal Peace (September 19, 2014). Strategic Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 4, 493–507, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2567228

Jason Miklian (Contact Author)

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) ( email )

Oslo
N-0260 Oslo
Norway

University of Oslo - Centre for Development and the Environment ( email )

P.O. Box 1116 Blindern
K1A 0G9
0317 Oslo
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