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.

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.

South Africa’s multi-party constitutional negotiation process

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
The South African people participated indirectly in negotiations on the transition through mass political parties. This article analyses the negotiations’ structures and mechanisms, examining how these processes balanced the power of the larger parties with the need for an inclusive process.

Public participation and international peacemaking

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
Marrack Goulding analyses public participation in four phases of peacemaking: overture, negotiation, implementation and peacebuilding, arguing that it becomes critical in the second two phases in which a sense of public ownership and support for the process is crucial.

Workshop report: mechanisms for political participation of the public in peacemaking

Feb 2002
This report from a joint analysis workshop on mechanisms for political participation of the public in the peace processes in Colombia, Guatemala, Mali, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and South Africa summarises the discussions that took place and describes key issues and examples from specific experiences.

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