Pathways and Processes: Multi-level Peace Processes

In this theme we examine how political/military elites and other social forces press claims of inclusion during peace processes.  How is inclusion ‘navigated’ in the changing landscape of a peace process? In particular, how is the process of achieving a ‘deal’ between conflict parties, connected to the re-creation of a social contract? More…

  • What new forms of inclusion and exclusion do peace processes establish?
  • What are the trade-offs as regards inclusion of people and agendas for change, that occur in peace process, above and below the table?
  • In particular, what trade-offs do these agreements include, with reference to the relationship between stability and inclusion?
  • How do these change through stages of negotiating, drafting and implementing peace agreements?
  • In what ways are international actors involved in the negotiation processes: how and when do their agendas get incorporated into agreements?
  • What are the post-agreement entry points for strategies of change by marginalised groups in the space of the ‘formalised political unsettlement’?