Category Archive: Briefing Paper

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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Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’

Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’ Citation: Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Politically partisan commemoration is a prolific activity in many societies with a history of ethno- national conflict, used and valued by political actors • Politically partisan commemoration appears divisive, but can paradoxically underpin peace by cohering communities ambivalent about the […]

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Nepal Case Study

Nepal Case Study Anderson, R. (April 2017) Keywords: Peace Processes Citation: Download briefing paper 2017/20. Return to search all publications

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Sri Lanka Case Study

Sri Lanka Case Study Welikala, A. (April 2017) Keywords: Peace Processes Citation: Download briefing paper 2017/21. Return to search all publications

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Burundi Case Study

Burundi Case Study Jamar, A. (April 2017) Policy points: • This policy brief highlights the limitation of the institutional approach adopted to address ethnic exclusion and to end cycles of violence in Burundi. • It traces how the institutional reforms established a broad and inclusive power-sharing system. It also draws attention to how the transitional agenda […]

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Egypt Case Study

Egypt Case Study Forster, R. (April 2017) Policy points: • The Egypt case highlights the tensions that can arise when using constitutional reform as the primary conflict resolution mechanism. • Although initial elections were free and fair, attempts at marginalizing political opponents via scapegoating and censorship became the norm as questions of identity emerged during […]

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Bosnia-Herzegovina Case Study

Bosnia-Herzegovina Case Study Wise, L. (April 2017) Key points: • The Bosnia-Herzegovina case highlights tension between power-sharing ‘solutions’ based on proscribed identities, and international human rights norms of equality, political participation, and non-discrimination. • Initial proposals for a power-sharing arrangement based on national identities became the principle around which subsequent peace plans were designed. • […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Transitions from Conflict: The Formalised Political Unsettlement

Navigating Inclusion in Transitions from Conflict: The Formalised Political Unsettlement Citation:  Download the journal article. Download the shorter briefing paper of the article. Published as part of the PSRP edited special issue on ‘political settlements’ in the Journal of International Development. Please note that the above article is green open access and that the entire volume can be […]

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From cooperation to contention. Political unsettlement and farmer-pastoralist conflicts in Nigeria

From cooperation to contention. Political unsettlement and farmer-pastoralist conflicts in Nigeria Citation: Download report. Abstract: This publication examines the increasing incidence of violent conflict between pastoralists and farmers in Nigeria. It looks at how previous cooperative relationships have broken down in many communities resulting in unprecedented levels of killing and destruction. The report explores the challenges […]

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