Peacebuilding: the Shift towards a Hybrid Peace Approach

Peacebuilding Liberal Peace Paradigm Hybrid Peace Approach


  • Syaiful Anam
    Departemen Hubungan Internasional, Universitas Mataram
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2015): Global Strategis
Jurnal Global & Strategis 9.1 2015
February 22, 2018


This paper examines the transformation within the practice and concept of
contemporary peacebuilding. Peacebuilding, practically and conceptually, has
been dominated by the liberal peace paradigm. In this case, the
institutionalising of its core ideas such as democratisation, human rights, the
rule of law, and liberal market system to the post-conflict states and to a socalled ‘fragile/failed states’ aiming at bringing peace and security has failed to create a comprehensive and sustainable peace on the ground as exemplified in Nicaragua, Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and other post-war states. Scholars focused on the issue of peacebuilding have engaged to a new approach that challenge the domination of the liberal paradigm through the accommodation and appreciation upon the ‘local’ and thus create spaces for the interaction between the liberal and the ‘local’ within forms of ‘hybrid peace’ or ‘hybrid peacebuilding’