Category Archive: Conceptualising Political Settlements

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict Citation: Get the book Summary: International peacebuilding has reached an impasse. Its lofty ambitions have resulted in at best middling success, punctuated by moments of outright failure. The discrediting of the term ‘liberal peacebuilding’ has seen it evolve to respond to the numerous critiques. Notions such as ‘inclusive […]

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(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings Citation: Download report. Key recommendations: Peace mediators and constitutional advisors should bear in mind that the constitution-building process after conflict often starts before the actual making of the new constitutional framework. When thinking about the type of constitution-making bodies (CMB) that will be in charge of both […]

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Political Unsettlement and Continuing Conflict in Central African Republic

Central African Republic (CAR) is in a state of crisis. Multiple rounds of conflict in the past two decades, the most recent of which began in 2012 and is still ongoing, have left the country reeling. Nearly one in four people in CAR is displaced, and the population is facing conflict and malnutrition with insufficient […]

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Political Power-sharing and Inclusion: Peace and Transition Processes

Political Power-sharing and Inclusion: Peace and Transition Processes Citation: Download PA-X report. Summary and key findings: This report sets out how peace negotiations and peace agreements formalize political power-sharing arrangements, using data from the PA-X database (www.peaceagreements.org). In particular, it aims to consider the tensions between the inclusion of political and military elites in the […]

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‘Formalised Political Unsettlement’ in South/South-East Asia?

‘Formalised Political Unsettlement’ in South/South-East Asia? Jan Pospisil (ASPR), Comparative Peacebuilding in Asia: Liberal and Illiberal Transitions from Ethnic Conflict and Authoritarianism, 25 June 2018, LSE. Download presentation                   Return to Multimedia Forum.

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Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements

Building States while Building Peace? Statebuilding and Security Sector Reform in Peace Agreements Citation:  Download the research PA-X report. Summary and key findings: This report uses ten variables coded in PA-X as proxies for the intended strength of statebuilding in peace agreements. These are references to political institutions, constitution’s affirmation, constitutional reform, elections, electoral commission, […]

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India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects

India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects Citation:  Download 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 Lanka […]

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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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‘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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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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