Book Chapter

Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Asia



Adhikari M (2023) Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Asia. In: United Kingdom: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.

While Asian states do not have a coherently delineated international peacebuilding policy, their increased role and leverage in conflict management are being recognized both in scholarship and praxis. This article underlines how the geopolitical context of Asia, defined by competing regional hegemons, a weakly institutionalized regional organization, and a role of the United States as a security guarantor, has defined the conflict-management approaches of different states. “Asian” conflict-management approaches are situated within the burgeoning literature on “alternative” forms of peacebuilding and the emerging body of work on authoritarian, and illiberal forms of peacebuilding. The normative priorities of the primary Asian states of India, China, and Japan in their conflict management, including stability and development, are teased out, and the forms or modalities through which these are executed are unpacked. What such norms and practices mean for conflict-affected states in Asia are discussed in the end

FundersFCDO Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Publication date30/11/2023
Publication date online30/11/2023
PublisherOxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom

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Dr Monalisa Adhikari

Dr Monalisa Adhikari

Lecturer in International Politics, Politics