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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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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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Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives

Reimaging Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives Citation:  Download report Key findings: In deeply divided societies, political negotiations and accords to address violent conflict often address historical grievances surrounding ethno-nationalist, political, social and cultural inequalities. Grievances relating to other identities are often side-lined as residual matters in terms of making and building peace. The […]

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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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How the “Northern Irish” National Identity Is Understood and Used by Young People and Politicians

How the “Northern Irish” National Identity Is Understood and Used by Young People and Politicians Citation: Download article. Abstract: The conventional understanding of the nation within social psychology is as a category of people or “imagined community.” However, work within the discursive tradition shows that citizens tend to discuss nationhood in a variety of modes, including […]

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Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory

Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory Citation: Download journal article. Abstract: This article examines partisan political commemorations and their impact on peacebuilding in ethno-national settings. It considers how commemoration can assume highly partisan, ideological frames working to exacerbate conflict but also argues that partisan forms of commemoration […]

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Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition Citation: Buy or access the book Abstract: By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The ‘violences’ that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. […]

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Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland

Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland Citation: Download research report. Key points: An understanding of intimate partner (‘domestic’) violence that incorporates coercive and controlling behaviour related to threats of harassment and psychological abuse alongside physical violence, is crucial to addressing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is linked […]

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Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women

Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women Citation: Download briefing paper Key findings: Women experience many different types of violence in conflict. Peace and conflict agendas tend to focus on preventing particular forms of violence (for example strategic rape). Increased recognition is required of the different forms of violence which women experience, the ways that […]

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Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions

Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions Citation:  Access article. Abstract: While international law has typically waxed and waned in feminist favours, contemporary feminist engagements reveal a strongly critical, reflective thrust about the costs of engaging international law and the quality of ostensible gains. To inform this reflection, this article […]

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