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The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints. Edited by Martha Minow, C. Cora True-Frost, and Alex Whiting. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints. Edited by Martha Minow, C. Cora... Global Governance 22 (2016), 307–309 BOOK REVIEWS Regulating Business for Peace: The United Nations, the Private Sector, and Post-Conflict Recovery. By Jolyon Ford. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- versity Press, 2015. Jolyon Ford has written an excellent debut monograph on the regulation of business activities in postconflict reconstruction. Regulating Business for Peace advances the existing literature on business and peace and conflict in important new directions and will be indispensable for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and integrate the private sector into peacebuilding activities. Ford draws on a nice array of research methods and disciplinary perspectives to advance his central arguments. He claims that peacebuilders, usually authorized by the United Nations, have been largely inattentive to the role of the private sector in advancing peace- building activities in postconflict situations. Both the formal mandates of UN-authorized peacekeeping missions and the practices of external inter- veners have failed to offer a regulatory framework for the private sector that might cultivate peace. Ford rightly suggests that postconflict business regulation need not focus exclusively on the “spoilers” (trying to enforce compliance among would-be bad actors) but rather must also try to culti- vate virtue in the business community in such a way that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints. Edited by Martha Minow, C. Cora True-Frost, and Alex Whiting. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

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Global Governance 22 (2016), 307–309 BOOK REVIEWS Regulating Business for Peace: The United Nations, the Private Sector, and Post-Conflict Recovery. By Jolyon Ford. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- versity Press, 2015. Jolyon Ford has written an excellent debut monograph on the regulation of business activities in postconflict reconstruction. Regulating Business for Peace advances the existing literature on business and peace and conflict in important new directions and will be indispensable for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and integrate the private sector into peacebuilding activities. Ford draws on a nice array of research methods and disciplinary perspectives to advance his central arguments. He claims that peacebuilders, usually authorized by the United Nations, have been largely inattentive to the role of the private sector in advancing peace- building activities in postconflict situations. Both the formal mandates of UN-authorized peacekeeping missions and the practices of external inter- veners have failed to offer a regulatory framework for the private sector that might cultivate peace. Ford rightly suggests that postconflict business regulation need not focus exclusively on the “spoilers” (trying to enforce compliance among would-be bad actors) but rather must also try to culti- vate virtue in the business community in such a way that

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2016

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