Resources

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders

Jan 2011
War does not respect political or territorial boundaries. This twenty-second Accord publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies and capacity can ‘think outside the state’: beyond it, through regional engagement, and below it, through cross-border community or trade networks. Edited by Alexander Ramsbotham and I William Zartman, Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders includes 20 case studies from Asia, Europe and the Caucasus, to East, Central and West Africa, Central America and the Middle East. Articles also explore cross-border peacebuilding from global, systems analysis and legal perspectives, and focus on themes ranging from politics, governance and security, social and community relations, and trade and natural resources.

Haciendo propio el proceso: La participación ciudadana en los procesos de paz

Jun 2004

The process for making a transition from war to peace provides an opportunity to agree new political, constitutional and economic arrangements that can deal with the roots of a conflict. However such decisions are often made solely by governments and armed groups’ representatives, who do not always represent the wider public’s interests.

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking

Dec 2002

The process for making a transition from war to peace provides an opportunity to agree new political, constitutional and economic arrangements that can deal with the roots of a conflict. However such decisions are often made solely by governments and armed groups’ representatives, who do not always represent the wider public’s interests.

Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process

Nov 1997

The signing of peace agreements in 1996 ended 36 years of civil war between the Guatemalan government and the Marxist rebel army, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit. The peace process went beyond an arrangement between armed groups, allowing regional and civic actors to advance their concerns on issues of social justice, political power-sharing and the rule of law.

Advocates and guarantors: Establishing participative democracy in post-war Guatemala

Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process
Nov 1997
Accord Guatemala: Advocates and guarantors
Tania Palencia Prado reviews the challenges to fulfilling the peace accords’ promise to establish participative democracy in Guatemala, covering political problems, weak implementation mechanisms and the role of UN bodies.

Reframing citizenship: Indigenous rights, local power and the peace process in Guatemala

Negotiating rights: The Guatemala peace process
Nov 1997
Accord Guatemala: Reframing citizenship
Rachel Sieder describes how indigenous Mayan civil society groups secured protection for their social cultural and political rights and assesses the opportunities and weaknesses presented by the accords.

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