Category Archive: Research Themes

A New Approach or a Return to the Status Quo?

The Northern Ireland Assembly has reopened after a three-year collapse, but is this a new beginning? Dr Kevin McNicholl (PSRP Postdoctoral Fellow) examines the thorny issues at the heart of power-sharing in Northern Ireland, and what this means for the future.

"No condition is permanent" - graffiti in Yei, South Sudan

The South Sudanese Peace Agreement and the Issue of States

With peace negotiations in South Sudan currently stalled, Dr Jan Pospisil examines the states question – the number of regional states South Sudan should contain and their territorial delineation.

New report uses PA-X data to envision a peace agreement for Afghanistan

The RAND Corporation has published a new research report which presents a plausible final comprehensive peace agreement for Afghanistan, based in part on data from the PSRP’s PA-X Peace Agreements Database.

Founding Women dialogue: perspectives from women constitution makers (video)

International IDEA and the Political Settlements Research Programme hosted the first annual Women Constitution Makers Dialogue in Edinburgh in October 2019. In a new video, participants share their experiences of navigating gender and social transformation and discuss the importance of women’s participation in constitution building.

Explore global peace processes with our new interactive infographics

PSRP has launched a new series of interactive infographics about peace processes and political settlements.

Peace Agreements

Ceasefires

Journalism conference examines role of the media in divided societies

On November 8 and 9 2019, the Social Change Initiative in partnership with Conciliation Resources and the Political Settlements Research Programme hosted a conference on the role of the media in deeply divided societies.