Category Archive: GJA

New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing

New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing Download journal article Abstract: This article examines the apparent tension between power-sharing as the dominant approach to conflict settlement and the inclusion of women and provisions for gender equality as promoted through the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We argue that applying […]

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Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes

Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes Citation: Download journal article Abstract: War is an inherently social process, from the mobilization of new, armed organizations, to the relational aftershocks of violence affecting families and local communities. This essay synthesizes existing feminist research on dynamics of conflict and peacebuilding and brings a social network approach to understanding […]

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Shared Education in Peace Agreements

Shared Education in Peace Agreements Citation: Download PA-X report. This Spotlight asks How do peace agreements provide for national belonging and unity through education curricula and unified history textbooks? About: The PA-X Spotlight Series addresses questions regarding comparative peace processes, asked by those seeking to influence peace and transition processes. Each Spotlight provides brief comparative […]

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Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements

Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements Citation: Download PA-X report Summary: A comprehensive post-conflict political settlement may often need provisions on some form of financial governance. The need for financial regulation is often exacerbated by the circumstances of the conflict-affected area itself, as in cases of complete destruction of the institutions that […]

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Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

Written by Prof Christine Bell, and reposted from https://16daysblogathon.wordpress.com/ relating to PSRP’s new report: ‘Reimagining Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives’, authored by Fidelma Ashe of University of Ulster, dealing with LGBT security in Northern Ireland. Recently I visited the ‘Homomonument’ memorial in Amsterdam which commemorates the many gay and lesbian people persecuted by the Nazis. Estimates […]

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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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Packaging Participation: Non-dominant Minorities in Power-Sharing Peace Agreements

Packaging Participation: Non-dominant Minorities in Power-Sharing Peace Agreements Laura Wise (PSRP), Association of Human Rights Institutes, University of Edinburgh, 8 September 2018. Download presentation Return to Multimedia Forum.  

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