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The European Union Training Mission in Somalia and the Limits of Liberal Peacebuilding: Can EUTM Contribute to Sustainable and Inclusive Peace?

Oksamytna, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-7725-3151 (2012). The European Union Training Mission in Somalia and the Limits of Liberal Peacebuilding: Can EUTM Contribute to Sustainable and Inclusive Peace?. The International Spectator, 46(4), pp. 97-113. doi: 10.1080/03932729.2011.628100

Abstract

The European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, the EU’s mission to contribute to the training of the Somali Security Forces, was deployed in April 2010 and extended for another 12-month period in July 2011. Despite the positive assessment of the outcome of the first training period, the overall feebleness of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government puts the political feasibility of the mission into question. EUTM Somalia can be subjected to many of the same criticisms as the liberal peacebuilding agenda in general for trying to contain rather than resolve conflict and maintaining a top-down perspective which ignores organic, indigenous local structures.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Spectator on 5 January 2012, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/03932729.2011.628100
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date available in CRO: 28 Sep 2021 11:13
Date deposited: 28 September 2021
Date of acceptance: 15 November 2011
Date of first online publication: 5 January 2012
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26827
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