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Training Post-Liberal Peacebuilding engages with one of many primary debates in Peace and clash reviews and diplomacy. The book's innovation lies within the advent and alertness of 'practice thought' to boost a serious method for mapping the standard practices of post-liberal hybridity in Liberia.

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Rather a site is a dynamic and shifting context defined by the practices emerging there. A site as a clearing Therefore, sites are more than context; they are also a clearing of relative contingence where practices may emerge in new ways and take on different meanings. The site–context reflects the emergent, shifting material relations animated by practitioners. 55 The organized movement of practitioners through a site generates unstable pockets, opportunities and moments 42 A Practice-Based Theory of Peacebuilding of imminent possibility in which practices can emerge anew and continually (re)shape and (re)define their context.

By way of comparison, the explanatory orientation is epistemological in nature; its purpose is developing concepts, analytical frameworks and theoretical distinctions in order to make sense of the overwhelmingly complex ontological phenomena. The emergent approach, however, is ontological in nature. It is oriented toward mapping ontological complexity and tracing the post-liberal surplus: activities that exceed and reshape the distinctions on which explanatory hybridity depends. The emergent approach is adopted here.

Mitchell, for example, explores how power circulates within local politics. She finds that local communities use mechanisms of control and power in order to preserve a quality of life. She proposes that ‘control need not emanate “from above” or even from relatively powerful actors. ’57 Tom, meanwhile, challenged the way in which the power – agency 28 A Practice-Based Theory of Peacebuilding binary at the center of liberal–local hybridity reinforces the axiomatic relationship between local agency and emancipatory inertia.

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