Category Archive: Measurement

Security and Inclusivity in Peace Agreements: Introducing the New Peace Agreement Dataset

Security and Inclusivity in Peace Agreements: Introducing the New Peace Agreement Dataset Bell, C., Badanjak S. and Forster, R., 24 June 2017, EPSA Annual Conference in Milan, Italy             Return to Multimedia Forum.

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Success and Failure of Political Settlements: Defining and Measuring Transformation

Success and Failure of Political Settlements: Defining and Measuring Transformation Schünemann, J. and Lucey, A. (September 2015) Key points: • Analysis of transformation through political settlement lens can be useful to probe impact of political settlements in particular peace agreements on development outcomes • Measuring transformation through state capacity indicators Abstract: This discussion paper develops […]

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Inclusive Political Settlements: Theory and Practice of Transforming Conflict

We held our first PSRP Summer School, Inclusive Political Settlements: Theory and Practice of Transforming Conflict in Edinburgh, 20 – 22 June 2015. During these three days, we had the pleasure to host 25 participants from 14 different countries and five continents. This was not only a great opportunity to debate the research questions and […]

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Book Review: Evaluation in the Extreme: Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies

by  Rebecca Smyth,  GJA Student Ambassador Colleen Duggan, Sub-Director of Management at United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rightsin Colombia and an advisor to the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), has recently published a co-edited volume with Kenneth Bush entitled Evaluation in the Extreme: Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies.  The product of […]

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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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