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Accord Insight 4 Borderlands and Peacebuilding: a View from the Margins

Borderlands and Peacebuilding: a View from the Margins Citation: Download the report. Download the Spotlight introduction, ‘Bringing in the Margins’. Abstract: This fourth Accord Insight publication looks at peacebuilding in borderland regions and how peace and transition processes address the interests of borderland communities. It presents seven case studies including Syria, north-eastern Kenya, Tunisia, Northern […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains

Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains Citation:  Download report Policy Points:  Inclusive change is slow and incremental. Support to inclusion in peace processes requires realistic, long-term goals and sustained commitment. Inclusive change is essentially an internal agenda and is highly politicised. External engagement is best provided through support or guidance. Conflict resolution frameworks […]

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Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia

Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia Citation:  Download report Policy Points:  Deliberately building practical forms of inclusion into peace negotiations, agreements and implementing institutions are ways to seize the opportunities for inclusion during and immediately after the negotiation of a peace agreement. Using an intersectional approach to peacebuilding can help identify […]

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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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Gender and Nepal’s transition from war

Gender and Nepal’s transition from war Citation: Download report. Key points: • Formal participation vs. informal influence: The post-war era has brought clear gains for women in terms of formal political participation and representation. But these have not been matched by women’s ability to influence decision-making. Established male political leaders continue to monopolise major policy […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Peace Settlements, Human Rights and the Creation of the Common Good

Navigating Inclusion in Peace Settlements, Human Rights and the Creation of the Common Good Citation: Bell, C. lead author Download report. Sections of this report were co-authored with Rachel Anderson, Robert Forster, Max Jaede, Astrid Jamar, Sean Molloy, Jan Pospisil, Asanga Welikala, and Laura Wise, all of whom are researchers associated with the Political Settlements […]

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Nepal Case Study

Nepal Case Study Citation: Download briefing paper. Keywords: Peace Processes Return to search all publications

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Two steps forward, one step back The Nepal peace process

Two steps forward, one step back, The Nepal peace process Citation: Download the report. Abstract: The enduring dominance of established elites and the historic discrimination of marginalised communities acted as key drivers to sustain Nepal’s civil war from 1996 to 2006. In response, how to support greater inclusion has been central to efforts to build […]

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Peace, Power and inclusive change in Nepal: Political Settlements in Practice

Peace, Power and inclusive change in Nepal: Political Settlements in Practice Citation:  Download report. Abstract: This paper tracks some of the ways in which inclusion has progressed through post-war transition in Nepal, and how it has navigated shifting power dynamics. It explores how power is configured in Nepal, what inclusion means and how it has […]

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