Author : PSRP Category : achievement-and-recognition, global-justice-academy, knowledge-exchange
Tags : PA-X
The Political Settlements Research Programme is proud to announce that Version 2 of the PA-X Peace Agreements Database is now live. The updated database incorporates user feedback from Version 1 and introduces additional search options and a more user-friendly interface. Explore now: www.peaceagreements.org
New for Version 2:
– 200+ new agreements up to 2018
– New search categories relating to political parties, development, and transitional justice
– Search tools incorporating subcategories and peace processes
– New timeline visualisation tool
PA-X is a database and repository of over 1700 peace agreements from 1990 to 2018 that provides easy access to peace agreement texts and allows users to explore patterns of agreements over time. PA-X is free to use and open to all, including mediators and parties in conflict, civic actors, and social science researchers. The database is capable of underpinning both quantitative and qualitative research. PA-X is accompanied by PA-X Gender, which contains more detailed analysis of the agreements in the main PA-X collection that mention women, girls, or gender. The database has generated a huge amount of interest since its launch in 2018:
“The peace agreements database is a noteworthy accomplishment, with remarkable breadth. It will serve as an invaluable resource for scholars, groups impacted by violent conflict seeking a greater voice in peace processes, and individuals charged with mediating disputes. The knowledge the database provides may foster political settlements that are more inclusive and more sustainable.”
– US Ambassador (former) Carey Cavanaugh (involved in peace efforts involving Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Turkey. Established the American Embassy to the new Republic of Georgia 1992, later becoming US Special Negotiator for Eurasian Conflicts and Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group process for Nagorno-Karabakh)
PA-X was conceptualised using a British Academy Small Research Grant and developed with core funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), with additional funding from The University of Edinburgh’s ESRC Impact Accelerator Fund and Grand Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Version 2 is now live on the PA-X website at www.peaceagreements.org.
The PSRP is always keen to hear feedback on PA-X. Get in touch at PoliticalSettlements@ed.ac.uk.