Statebuilding and peacebuilding, while conceptually distinct, are becoming more closely integrated in academic and policy circles. This Topic Guide looks at the links (and tensions) between statebuilding and peacebuilding, how these activities interact, and how they can be approached in practice. A related Guide looks at State-Society Relations and Citizenship in Situations of Conflict and Fragility, including concepts of state-society relations, civic trust, citizenship and socio-political cohesion in relation to statebuilding and peacebuilding.
These reports highlight key issues and debates for each topic covered and identify relevant references. They are to be read in conjunction with the GSDRC’s Conflict and Fragile States Topic Guides, in particular the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding chapters.