Category Archive: GJA

Territorial Power-sharing and Inclusion in Peace Processes

Territorial Power-sharing and Inclusion in Peace Processes Citation: Download the PA-X report. Summary and key findings: This research report provides information and analysis on when and how peace agreements provide for territorial power-sharing, and the implications for broader projects of social inclusion. Three findings include: Territorial power-sharing in peace agreements includes federal or similar sub-divided […]

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Setting Aside the ‘Others’: Non-Aligned Minorities in Power Sharing Peace Agreements

Setting Aside the ‘Others’: Non-Aligned Minorities in Power Sharing Peace Agreements Laura Wise, PSA Ethnopolitics Group Conference, Belfast, 9 November 2017, link to presentation.                 Return to Multimedia Forum.

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Women in Peace Agreements: An Analysis of the PA-X Dataset

Women in Peace Agreements: An Analysis of the PA-X Dataset Kevin McNicholl and Christine Bell, Gender Workshop, 21 March 2018 University of Ulster, Jordanstown, link to presentation.               Return to Multimedia Forum.

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New institutions, new gender rules

New institutions, new gender rules Fiona Mackay and Cera Murtagh, presented at: Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association Ireland, All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University  October 13-15, 2017 5th European Conference on Politics and Gender, University of Lausanne, June 8-10, 2017, link to presentation. ERC-UIC International Conference ‘Gender, Institutions & Change: Feminist Institutionalism after […]

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Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements

Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements Citation:  Download the research PA-X report. Summary and key findings: This report uses ten variables coded in PA-X as proxies for the intended strength of statebuilding in peace agreements. These are references to political institutions, constitution’s affirmation, constitutional reform, elections, electoral commission, […]

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India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects

India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects Citation:  Download the journal article Abstract: In fragile and conflict-affected States (henceforth FCAS) in South Asia, two distinct forms of international engagement have worked simultaneously—the engagement of India, the regional hegemon, and that of Western states that promote liberal peacebuilding projects. From Norwegian engagement in Sri […]

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Sequencing Ceasefire Agreements: First, Last or in the Middle?

In this post, Robert Forster (PSRP Research Analyst) introduces his new briefing paper, Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements, and highlights recent trends in ceasefire agreements, the challenges of sequencing ceasefires, and where more research is needed. Click here to read and download Rob’s full briefing paper, Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements. For those in the […]

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Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements

Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements Citation: Download the paper. Summary: This rapid reaction paper is the result of a survey of ceasefire provisions in 266 ceasefire agreements listed on the Peace Agreement Access Tool (PA-X) database. The note includes core aspects to be included in a ceasefire agreement intended as a quick reference for policy-makers, […]

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Why PA-X Matters: Introducing the Peace Agreements Access Tool

In this short post, University of Edinburgh Law School Postdoctural Researcher, Kathryn Nash, outlines the relevance of PA-X, how it has shaped PSRP research to date, and how you can use tool. The PA-X Peace Agreements Database launched on 20 February 2018.  PA-X is the largest dataset of its kind to date, containing more than […]

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Ending the Political Transition? Analysing the Nepal elections from an inclusion perspective

Following a decade long Maoist insurgency (1996-2005) and the peace process that followed it, Nepal elected political representatives at all three levels of government: the local election held in three phases, followed by election for seven provincial assemblies, and the lower house of federal parliament between May and December 2017. The last election for local […]

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