Supporting Women’s Meaningful Inclusion in Multi-level Peace and Transition Processes

In a new PA-X Spotlight Gender Series commissioned by UN Women and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, PSRP Director Christine Bell and PSRP Researchers Laura Wise and Robert Forster explore the opportunities and challenges for supporting women’s meaningful inclusion in peace and transition processes, in contexts where peace and […]

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Interstate Agreements to End Intrastate Conflict  

Dr Kathryn Nash is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP). She completed her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research focuses on norms, the role of regions in the international community, and peace and security issues.  From Syria to the Democratic Republic […]

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Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

Written by Prof Christine Bell, and reposted from https://16daysblogathon.wordpress.com/ relating to PSRP’s new report: ‘Reimagining Inclusive Security in Peace Processes: LGB&T Perspectives’, authored by Fidelma Ashe of University of Ulster, dealing with LGBT security in Northern Ireland. Recently I visited the ‘Homomonument’ memorial in Amsterdam which commemorates the many gay and lesbian people persecuted by the Nazis. Estimates […]

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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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Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi

Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. She examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the highly hierarchised but disorganised nature of […]

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Mind the Billboards: International Aid Conquering the Public Space in Burundi

Burundian roadsides often have prominent billboards displaying the name of aid projects.  Astrid Jamar discusses how these billboards dominate public space and shape public authority in ways that produce colonial continuities. Along with symbols of the regime, their physical presence in Burundian streets illustrate how paternalism and authoritarianism simultaneously shape public authority. Burundian roadsides are littered […]

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Monitoring and Measuring Peace Agreement Implementation

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  • Author : politicalsettlements Category : CR, GJA

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Sean Molloy is an Associate of the PSRP and Research Associate at Newcastle University. This post introduces a research report which follows the workshop on Assessing and Influencing Progress in Peace Processes held in Barcelona on 30 May – 1 June 2018. The workshop was organised by Conciliation Resources and the Kroc Institute for International […]

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Economic Power-sharing as a Means of Conflict Resolution in Peace Agreements.

Satish Chand is Professor of Finance in the School of Business at the University of New South Wales and based at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Satish is also an Adjunct Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. His research interests include labour migration, fragile states, and […]

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The Bangsamoro Organic Law: A Concrete Step towards Peace in Mindanao

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  • Author : politicalsettlements Category : Opinion

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In this guest post, Asli Ozcelik and Jenna Sapiano examine the peace process in the Philippines through a constitutional perspective, drawing on their presentations at this year’s ICON-S conference at the University of Hong Kong. Jenna Sapiano, visiting research fellow at iCourts and Asli Ozcelik, doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow, organised a panel, supported […]

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PA-X Timeline Progress

This blog was first published 17 August 2018 on the dedicated PA-X Visualization website. This is the second post in a series of blogs about data visualizations of PA-X, a database of peace agreements created by the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh. With the PA-X timeline nearly complete, I’ve decided to […]

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