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Peacemaking from Above, Peace from BelowEnding Conflict between Regional Rivals$
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Norrin M. Ripsman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702471

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702471.001.0001

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Top-Down Peacemaking, Bottom-Up Peace

Top-Down Peacemaking, Bottom-Up Peace

(p.1) Top-Down Peacemaking, Bottom-Up Peace
Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below

Norrin M. Ripsman

Cornell University Press

This chapter begins with brief description of the two possible paths to peace between regional rivals according to international relations theory literature: a bottom-up approach drawn largely from liberal and constructivist theories, and a top-down approach drawn from realist and statist theories. It then discusses the problem of regional peacemaking and sets out the book's purpose, which is to determine what brings about peace between states that are regional rivals. A description of the book's scope and methodology, and an overview of the subsequent chapters are also presented. The book's central claim is that neither the bottom-up nor top-down approach satisfactorily explains the transition to and entrenchment of regional peace. Peacemaking, when it works, proceeds in two stages: the transition phase and post-transition phase.

Keywords:   peace, regional rivals, international relations theory, regional peacemaking

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