Book launch: Beyond Peacebuilding. The Challenges of Empowerment Promotion in Mozambique

It is with great pleasure that I announce that my book Beyond Peacebuilding. The Challenges of Empowerment Promotion in Mozambique is finally out. Please find a summary of the book below. The book is available for sale at Amazon and directly at Palgrave, including in electronic format. Note that at Palgrave you can also buy separate chapters. Book summary: The book uses the concept of empowerment as a means to understand peacebuilding in Mozambique. In order to do this, it first traces the different discourses on ‘empowerment’ and proposes an analytical framework based on multiple levels of analysis and a … Continue reading Book launch: Beyond Peacebuilding. The Challenges of Empowerment Promotion in Mozambique

Decentralisation and local governance in Mozambique: the challenges of promoting bottom-up dynamics from the top down

Ref.: Maschietto, R.H. (2016) Decentralisation and local governance in Mozambique: the challenges of promoting bottom-up dynamics from the top down, Conflict, Security & Development, 16:2, 103-123, DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2016.1153306 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14678802.2016.1153306 (Note: if you do not have access to this database, this link provides up to 50 free clicks to the full article: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/nw4kfUJvQGq7sP9Vc24m/full) Abstract Since the conclusion of the peace accords in 1992, Mozambique has undergone several changes in the field of governance and institution- building. One key aspect of such reforms, strongly promoted by donors in peace-building contexts, has been the agenda of decentralisation and … Continue reading Decentralisation and local governance in Mozambique: the challenges of promoting bottom-up dynamics from the top down

What has Changed with Peace? Local Perceptions of Empowerment in Mozambique

Ref: Maschietto, R.H. (2015) What has Changed with Peace? Local Perceptions of Empowerment in Mozambique, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 10:2, 20-35, DOI: 10.1080/15423166.2015.1050797 Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15423166.2015.1050797?journalCode=rjpd20 Abstract Democracy promotion and economic liberalisation have been two pillars of contemporary peacebuilding practices. Whereas several studies have discussed the implementation of such reforms, much less has been written about their long-term effects, including repercussions in terms of changing people’s perception about their own power and ability to influence political spaces. Addressing this gap in the literature, this article analyses local perceptions of change following the peace accords in Mozambique. The analysis is … Continue reading What has Changed with Peace? Local Perceptions of Empowerment in Mozambique