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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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International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict

International Gender Equality Norms and their Fragmented Protection in Conflict Download journal article Abstract: Normative and legal developments in the protection of gender equality in conflict have proliferated in recent decades across diverse regimes of public international law. Nevertheless, the ultimate impact of such international norms on domestic conflict-affected settings is unclear. This article sets […]

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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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Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes

Women, Constitution-Making and Peace Processes Citation:  Download report Download the report in Arabic About: This brief sets out guiding questions for women seeking to brainstorm and engage in constitutional reform processes, and notes some of the key areas where a gender influence is often brought to bear, or where there are significant risks for women […]

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(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

(S)electing Constitution-Making Bodies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings Citation: Download report. Key recommendations: Peace mediators and constitutional advisors should bear in mind that the constitution-building process after conflict often starts before the actual making of the new constitutional framework. When thinking about the type of constitution-making bodies (CMB) that will be in charge of both […]

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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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Electoral system design in the context of constitution-building

Electoral system design in the context of constitution-building Citation: Download report. Abstract: Electoral system design plays a crucial role in political settlement processes. However, it is a world with which political actors in transitions—and even to some extent the constitutional community itself—often have limited familiarity. This Discussion Paper is based on a presentation by the […]

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