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Ceasefire Arrangements

Ceasefire Arrangements Download the PA-X report This Spotlight asks When and how are ceasefires negotiated, and what are their critical elements? About: The PA-X Spotlight Series addresses questions regarding comparative peace processes, asked by those seeking to influence peace and transition processes. Each Spotlight provides brief comparative material regarding a key issue, sometimes with reference […]

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Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset

Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset Download journal article Abstract: This article introduces PA-X, a peace agreement database designed to improve understanding of negotiated pathways out of conflict. PA-X enables scholars, mediators, conflict parties and civil society actors to systematically compare how peace and transition processes formalize negotiated commitments in an attempt […]

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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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Gendered Political Settlements and Peacebuilding: Mapping Inclusion in Practice

Gendered Political Settlements and Peacebuilding: Mapping Inclusion in Practice Citation: Download journal article Abstract: This paper looks at practice-research methods used by Conciliation Resources (CR), an international peacebuilding organisation, as part of the Political Settlements Research Project. Between 2015 and 2017, Conciliation Resources and its partners convened three learning workshops in Nepal, Colombia, and Bougainville. […]

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Sub-State Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Workshop Report

Sub-State Constitutions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings: Workshop Report Citation: Download report. Abstract: This report follows the Third Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution Building held at the University of Edinburgh on 9–10 December 2016. The dialogue, on ‘Substate Constitution Building in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings’, was organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral […]

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Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements

Principled Pragmatism and the ‘Inclusion Project’: Implementing a Gender Perspective in Peace Agreements Citation: Download journal article. Abstract: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 provided that peace agreements should adopt a ‘gender perspective’. This commitment has been reiterated in women, peace and security resolutions since that time. This article uses a mixed qualitative and […]

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Navigating inclusion in peace processes

Navigating inclusion in peace processes Citation: Download report. Abstract: There is a broad global consensus that inclusion matters in peace processes. The 2018 UN and World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, asserts that ‘addressing inequalities and exclusion’ and ‘making institutions more inclusive’ are key to preventing violent conflict. The challenges now are to strengthen that consensus […]

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Shared Education in Peace Agreements

Shared Education in Peace Agreements Citation: Download PA-X report. This Spotlight asks How do peace agreements provide for national belonging and unity through education curricula and unified history textbooks? About: The PA-X Spotlight Series addresses questions regarding comparative peace processes, asked by those seeking to influence peace and transition processes. Each Spotlight provides brief comparative […]

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Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements

Banks, Central Banks, and Banking Regulations in Peace Agreements Citation: Download PA-X report Summary: A comprehensive post-conflict political settlement may often need provisions on some form of financial governance. The need for financial regulation is often exacerbated by the circumstances of the conflict-affected area itself, as in cases of complete destruction of the institutions that […]

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Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict

Peace in Political Unsettlement: Beyond Solving Conflict Citation: Get the book Summary: International peacebuilding has reached an impasse. Its lofty ambitions have resulted in at best middling success, punctuated by moments of outright failure. The discrediting of the term ‘liberal peacebuilding’ has seen it evolve to respond to the numerous critiques. Notions such as ‘inclusive peace’ […]

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