Category Archive: Research Themes

7 Tactics for Women to Influence Stalled Peace Processes

Addressing Complexity in National Dialogue Processes

Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir

Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir Pospisil, J. (2019). Sudan’s Enduring Transition: Evolving Arrangements after the Fall of Bashir (PA-X Report, Spotlight Series). Edinburgh: Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh. Download the PA-X report This Spotlight asks: The Sudanese uprising has reached its first goal. After four months of peaceful yet persistent protests, long-term […]

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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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Ceasefire Arrangements

Ceasefire Arrangements Download the PA-X report This Spotlight asks When and how are ceasefires negotiated, and what are their critical elements? About: The PA-X Spotlight Series addresses questions regarding comparative peace processes, asked by those seeking to influence peace and transition processes. Each Spotlight provides brief comparative material regarding a key issue, sometimes with reference […]

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Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset

Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset Download journal article Abstract: This article introduces PA-X, a peace agreement database designed to improve understanding of negotiated pathways out of conflict. PA-X enables scholars, mediators, conflict parties and civil society actors to systematically compare how peace and transition processes formalize negotiated commitments in an attempt […]

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New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing

New Institutions, New Gender Rules? A Feminist Institutionalist Lens on Women and Power-Sharing Download journal article Abstract: This article examines the apparent tension between power-sharing as the dominant approach to conflict settlement and the inclusion of women and provisions for gender equality as promoted through the Women, Peace and Security agenda. We argue that applying […]

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International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict

International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict Download journal article Abstract: Normative and legal developments in the protection of gender equality in conflict have proliferated in recent decades across diverse regimes of public international law. Nevertheless, the ultimate impact of such international norms on domestic conflict-affected settings is unclear. This article sets […]

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Transforming Responses to Domestic Violence in a Politically Contested Environment: The Case of Northern Ireland

Transforming Responses to Domestic Violence in a Politically Contested Environment: The Case of Northern Ireland Citation: Download journal article Abstract: Domestic violence is a global phenomenon, but it takes on specific modalities in different cultural and geo-political settings. Drawing on evidence from the Northern Irish case, this article is concerned with exploring the relationship between […]

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Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes

Gender, Social Networks and Conflict Processes Citation: Download journal article Abstract: War is an inherently social process, from the mobilization of new, armed organizations, to the relational aftershocks of violence affecting families and local communities. This essay synthesizes existing feminist research on dynamics of conflict and peacebuilding and brings a social network approach to understanding […]

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