Category Archive: GJA

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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On Selling ‘Principled Pragmatism’ in Transitions from Violent Conflict

In this blog, Jan Pospisil and Christine Bell address some of the questions their concept of formalised political unsettlement raises. The post was originally posted on December 12, on CPD Policy Blog. Some time ago, we (Christine Bell and Jan Pospisil) suggested that it was useful to think about post-conflict situations as ‘formalised political unsettlement’. We have found […]

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The Social Life of Policy Reports: Reporting as a Tool in the Transitional Justice Battlefield in Rwanda

The Social Life of Policy Reports: Reporting as a Tool in the Transitional Justice Battlefield in Rwanda Citation:  Access the article here. Policy Points: • Given the ubiquity of reports in aid-dependent policy implementation, this article draws attention to the complex politics and to the contentious role played by international aid organisations involved in the […]

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‘Unsharing’ Sovereignty: g7+ and the Politics of International Statebuilding

‘Unsharing’ Sovereignty: g7+ and the Politics of International Statebuilding Citation: Download the journal article in author’s final version or from the journal website. Policy points: Fragile states in the Global South are taking a much more active role in development, peace- and statebuilding partnerships. The g7+ group acts as a catalyst in this regard. This […]

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Dealing with displacement in Myanmar’s peace process

Dealing with displacement in Myanmar’s peace process Citation:  Download working paper or the executive summary. Keyword: Peace Processes Return to search all publications.

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Special Issue: Political Settlements

Special Issue: Political Settlements Citation: Download the PSRP edited special issue journal articles. Summary: The main theme of the issue is the relation between the political settlement approach and transformation towards more inclusive institutions, in particular in situations of violent conflict. Return to search all publications

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