A Liberal Peace? is a timely and much-needed critical volume that takes a fresh look at the often-polarised debate over the 'liberal peace' approach to international intervention. Using a multitude of case studies, from Afghanistan to Somalia and Sri Lanka to Kosovo, it examines contemporary peacebuilding and statebuilding practice, investigating the assumptions underlying it and interrogating the arguments critiquing it. In doing so, the collection provides new theoretical propositions for understanding current interventions. Written by some of the most prominent scholars in the field alongside several new scholars making cutting-edge contributions, this is an essential addition to a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area of study.