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Inter-community meetings and national reconciliation: Forging a pragmatic peace

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking
Dec 2002
In an effort to end persistent violent conflict in northern Mali, in late 1994 local leaders began to organise local inter-community meetings. Kåre Lode describes how through several cumulative phases the meetings contributed to stability and reconciliation.

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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