Category Archive: Consortium

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict Citation: Get the book Summary: International peacebuilding has reached an impasse. Its lofty ambitions have resulted in at best middling success, punctuated by moments of outright failure. The discrediting of the term ‘liberal peacebuilding’ has seen it evolve to respond to the numerous critiques. Notions such as ‘inclusive […]

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Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements

Amnesties and Inclusive Political Settlements Citation: Download report Summary: This research report explores when and how amnesties are used during conflict and transitions towards peace. In particular, it examines how the context in which amnesties are adopted can shape decisions on whether to limit the material or personal scope of amnesties or to attach conditions […]

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Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Accessing Political Power: Women and Political Power-Sharing in Peace Processes Citation: Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out the various contexts in which different forms of political power-sharing are established in peace agreements. It indicates the challenges for women but also for other groups who are not at the centre of […]

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Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes

Gaining Ground: Women and Territorial Power-Sharing in Peace Processes Citation: Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief presents the different forms of territorial power-sharing that arise in peace agreements, and the potential opportunities and risks for women’s inclusion that these can entail. It proposes critical questions that women could ask of peace processes […]

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Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes

Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes Citation:  Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out guiding questions for women seeking to brainstorm and engage in constitutional reform processes, and notes some of the key areas where a gender influence is often brought to bear, or where there are significant risks for women […]

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Accord: Peacebuilding in Tunisian border regions

Military Power- Sharing and Inclusion in Peace Processes

Military Power- Sharing and Inclusion in Peace Processes Citation: Download PA-X report. Military power-sharing is an effective tool for ending violence. Military power-sharing arrangements focus on the inclusion of groups key to the conflict, but in doing so can create perverse incentives to smaller groups outside of the main peace agreement consensus to assert their […]

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Political Unsettlement and Continuing Conflict in Central African Republic

Central African Republic (CAR) is in a state of crisis. Multiple rounds of conflict in the past two decades, the most recent of which began in 2012 and is still ongoing, have left the country reeling. Nearly one in four people in CAR is displaced, and the population is facing conflict and malnutrition with insufficient […]

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Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi

Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. She examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the highly hierarchised but disorganised nature of […]

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Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi

Burundian roadsides often have prominent billboards displaying the name of aid projects.  Astrid Jamar discusses how these billboards dominate public space and shape public authority in ways that produce colonial continuities. Along with symbols of the regime, their physical presence in Burundian streets illustrate how paternalism and authoritarianism simultaneously shape public authority. Burundian roadsides are littered […]

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