Resources

Public participation in peacemaking: Policy brief

Nov 2009
This policy brief from Conciliation Resources draws on the findings from Accord (issue 13) 'Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking' and explores how negotiations and peace processes can be more inclusive.

La participation publique dans les processus de recherche de la paix: Note d'orientation

Nov 2009
Cette note d’orientation de Conciliation Resources s’appuie sur les conclusions de l'Accord n°13: La participation publique dans les processus de recherche de la paix

Участие общественности в миротворчестве: концептуальная записка

Nov 2009
Данная концептуальная записка «Ресурсов примирения» основывается на выводах тринадцатого выпуска Accord 13: «Вовлеченность в процесс: участие общественности в миротворчестве». В выпуске рассматривается, как переговоры, преследующие цель положить конец насилию, дают возможность достичь более инклюзивного урегулирования, одним из преимуществ которого является большая легитимность мирного соглашения.

Participación pública en la construcción de paz: Resumen ejecutivo

Nov 2009
Este informe sobre políticas de Conciliation Resources se basa en los hallazgos de Accord 13 Participación pública en la construcción de paz.

Georgian/Abkhaz youth dialogue programme study trip to Northern Ireland

Oct 2009
"…the main lesson learned…is that peace is achievable" says one participant from the Georgian—Abkhaz youth visit to Belfast. This report by Conciliation Resources gives more details about the trip.

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

International isolation and pressure for change in South Africa

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Catherine Barnes reviews the economic, financial and cultural sanctions imposed on South Africa between the 1960s to the 1990s and assesses the degree to which they played a useful in influencing an eventual transition.

Internal and external pressure to negotiate in South Africa: An interview with Roelf Meyer

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Former National Party chief negotiator Roelf Meyer discusses how the build-up of a combination of external and internal pressure brought the conditions for change in South Africa, but how the evolving relationship between the parties became more important once negotiations began in 1990.

South Africa’s negotiated transition: Context, analysis and evaluation

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking.
Dec 2002
Eldred De Klerk outlines the context, circumstances and the role of mass participation in the end of apartheid that, he argues, created a sense of legitimacy and public ownership of the process and fostered a culture of cooperation and compromise.

South Africa’s National Peace Accord: Its structures and functions

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
The National Peace Accord (NPA) was critical in reducing the violence during the negotiation process in South Africa. Chris Spies describes how it worked by drawing on volunteers to monitor the behaviour of its signatories and address local conflict mediation.

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