Tag Archive: Political Settlements

In Between the Local and the Liberal: ‘Inclusive Political Settlement’ in the EU’s Global Strategy

In this post, Dr Jan Pospisil critically reviews the European Union’s 2016 ‘Global Strategy’. He notes that ‘conflict settlement’ has become the term under which peace- and statebuilding attempts are now framed. The grand narrative of the drafters appears to be to project the European Union as ‘peace power’. In June 2016, the European Union […]

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Plays well with others: Dangerous women at the peace table

This blog post by Laura Wise, PSRP researcher, was first published by the Dangerous Women Project on 4th November 2016. In this piece, Laura shows how women who negotiate peace deals are dangerous–not to the resolution of conflict but to the gendered history of war and diplomacy.  Negotiating peace is a difficult business. The dividends proposed […]

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Colombia: Don’t they want peace?

This blog post, by Dr Jan Pospisil, PSRP researcher based at the Law School, University of Edinburgh, analyses the political context in which the referendum on the peace agreement in between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This is the fourth of a series of blog posts related to the Colombian Peace Process. The negative vote on […]

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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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Workshop Review: ‘Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition’

This post summarises the rich debates and presentations that took place during the ‘Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition’ Summer School, at the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain. Only 3 weeks after the UK’s referendum on EU membership, the scheduling of the workshop proved particularly fortuitous to discuss political settlements, transitional justice and constitutionalism. Author: Kenneth […]

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PSRP Workshop: Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition

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Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law and Transitional Justice Institute are running a workshop on ‘Local, Regional and International Perspectives on Political Settlement and Transition’ on July 14th and 15th 2016 in Oñati.

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PSRP Summer School: Inclusive Political Settlements, Edinburgh 2016

Inclusive Political Settlements: the Theory and Practice of Transforming Conflict’ will be hosted by the GJA’s Political Settlements Research Programme in conjunction with the School of Law and the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.

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Political Settlements and Private Sector Actors

Political Settlements and Private Sector Actors The Political Settlements Research Programme examines how to achieve inclusive political settlements, focused around three core questions.  Political Settlements can be defined as ‘the forging of a common understanding usually between political elites that their best interests or beliefs are served through acquiescence to a framework for administering political […]

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PSRP Event: Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia

Rift Valley Forum is launching a report by Tobias Hagmann ‘Stabilization, Extraversion and Political Settlements in Somalia.’

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Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri

Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri English summary: In the course of 2015, recruitment for certain factions of the Raia Mutomboki armed group intensified in the area of Bunyakiri, located in Kalehe territory in the province of South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo). In this blog, […]

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