Category Archive: ISS

Sudan and South Sudan: Violence Trajectories after Peace Agreements

Sudan and South Sudan: Violence Trajectories after Peace Agreements Citation: Download report. Summary: This report asks whether peace agreements resolve, reshape or perpetuate existing patterns of violence. Peace agreements can be turning points in complex transitions from war to peace. But they don’t necessarily lead to greater stability, let alone peace. This report explores trajectories […]

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Structural Pressures and Political Instability Trajectories for Sub-Saharan Africa

Structural pressures and political instability Trajectories for sub-Saharan Africa Citation: Download report. Summary: Sub-Saharan Africa faces many structural pressures that increase the risk of political instability and violent conflict. Understanding the nature and trajectories of structural pressures is key for conflict prevention, development and peacebuilding. Using five models of instability and the International Futures system, […]

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Update: Measuring Political Settlements

On September 3, 2015, the PRSP team held a round table discussion on “Conceptualising and Measuring the Success and Failure of Political Settlements: Constitutions and Peace Agreements.” A small but fascinating group of scholars from various disciplines gathered – all of them researching a similar question in their respective fields: how do you measure failure […]

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ISS Working Paper on Measuring Transformation

Discussions about the relationship in between political settlements, development and sustainable peace still lack evidence-based research. In response to that concern, the first ISS working paper for the PSRP offers a conceptual framework and methodology for defining and understanding transformation in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) through the lens of political settlements. Specifically, it outlines a number of […]

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