Author profile: Oliver Richmond

Oliver Richmond is a Research Professor in IR, Peace and Conflict Studies in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also International Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea and a Visiting Professor at the University of Tromso. His publications include  Peace Formation and Political Order in Conflict Affected Societies (Oxford University Press, 2016), Post-Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Peace Formation and State Formation(with Sandra Pogodda; Edinburgh University Press, 2016), Failed Statebuilding (Yale University Press, 2014), A Very Short Introduction to Peace, (Oxford University Press, 2014), A Post Liberal Peace (Routledge, 2011), Liberal Peace Transitions, (with Jason Franks, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Peace in IR (Routledge, 2008), and The Transformation of Peace (Palgrave, 2005/7).  He is editor of the Palgrave book series, Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies, and co-editor of the Journal, Peacebuilding.

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Orthodox IR colludes with liberal-colonial peace. We need to rethink peace. What is missing is not sterile critical thinking but a focus on people’s mobility and agency.

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Review – Peacebuilding and NGOs

Drawing on the case study of Cambodia, this look at NGO contributions to peacebuilding debates the balance of power between the liberal peace system, the state and civil society.

The Dilemmas of a Hybrid Peace

The Dilemmas of a Hybrid Peace

Hybrid forms of politics result from the local/international encounter, resulting in a possible typology of several possibilities, which has implications for the resultant hybrid forms of peace.

Liberal Peace Transitions: Towards a Post-Liberal Peace in IR?

Liberal Peace Transitions: Towards a Post-Liberal Peace in IR?

It has become generally assumed that ‘Liberal Peace Transitions’ offer a way out of local, civil, regional and international conflict, as well as complex emergences and development problems. All military, humanitarian, diplomatic, political, economic, and social, interventions since the end of the Cold War have been geared to this programme – with limited success.

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