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Building Peace for a Living. Expatriate development workers in Kosovo
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Description

Using Kosovo as a case study, the book illuminates the interplay of some of the most controversial concepts in postcolonial times, including humanitarian intervention, peacebuilding, nation-state building, and doing development in war torn states. A special focus is on development professionals, mandated to build peace and implement development projects in war-torn or failed states. The book seeks to uncover the complex nature of doing good for others, especially when development efforts are serving the political and economic interests of donor states and when the social status attained by the expatriate development workers tends to improve upon migrating to and working in war-torn states.

Table of content

Introduction

Chapter 1

A NOTE ON DEFINITIONS: TERMINOLOGICAL CONFUSIONS, INTERRELATEDNESS OF THE MAIN CONCEPTS AND THE LIMITS OF METHODOLOGICAL NATIONALISM

Chapter 2

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Chapter 3

PEACEBUILDING AND NATION-STATE BUILDING

Chapter 4

THE AGENTS OF NATION-STATE BUILDING THEN AND NOW: THE MULTIPLICITY OF ELITES

Chapter 5

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: THE VOICE OF THE LOCALS

Chapter 6

PRIVILEGED MIGRANTS AND FORMATION OF TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL SPACES

Chapter 7

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: THE PARALLEL REALITY OF EXPATRIATES´ TRANSNATIONAL SPACES

Conclusion

DOING WELL WHILE DOIN GOOD

References

Publishing House

Založba ZRC

ISBN

978-961-254-156-9

Specifications

paperback • 14,5 × 20,5 cm • 116 pages

Price

not for sale

E-publications

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