Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Publication date: 
2008
Accord issue: 
19

Aaron Griffiths and Catherine Barnes examine the policy instruments that can be harnessed as sanctions and incentives to support peacemaking.

They place different policy instruments within a spectrum of different modes of influence, ranging from coercive measures, to measures aimed at encouraging change through offering incentives, to non-coercive and non-conditional measures to facilitate changes in the parties' relationships and mindsets. They discuss each set of measures in relation to their uses in peacemaking and suggest some determinants of their effectiveness.

External actors’ policy instruments can be conceived within a spectrum of different modes of influence, each reflecting a different logic of how change can be achieved and what degree of ‘leverage’ is required to achieve it.

Aaron Griffiths and Catherine Barnes