Ronnie D. Lipschutz



Beyond the Neoliberal Peace: From Conflict Resolution to Social Reconciliation

Author Ronnie Lipschutz lays out the parameters of neoliberal peacemaking and discusses the causes of internal warfare during the 1990s. The article seeks to explain the apparent paradox of global “peace in our time” while violence continues in at least 30 sites worldwide along with peace processes and agreements in some of the more visible and strategically sensitive locations. He argues that “peace settlements” largely represent more of an effort by economic and political elites to get into the game of the world economy through neoliberal practices than an attempt to address the deeper and more intractable causes of violence.

war — peacekeeping, world politics, world politics – peacekeeping

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 25, No. 4 (1998): 5-19