Resources

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (Accord 25)

Apr 2014
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. Legitimacy transforms coercive power into political authority and is the bedrock of peaceful societies. Looking at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, this edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace.

Policy brief - Legitimacy and peace process: from coercion to consent

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Legitimacy and peace processes: international norms and local realities

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Apr 2014

Jean Arnault explores the relationship between international norms and local realities in peace processes – in particular means to build domestic support.

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.

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.

Civil Society: Participating in peace processes

Jan 2005
Peace processes which only include political and military players are potentially dangerous. Celia McKeon of Conciliation Resources explains why civil society's role is crucial in her chapter in 'People building peace II'.

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.

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