Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

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.

Accord 25 Joint analysis workshop report: Legitimacy and peace processes

Aug 2013
Legitimacy in peace processes includes participation – so people have a voice; representation – so people's concerns are heard; and performance – so people see results. Legitimacy is vital to the support of a peace process, and can help make peace stick. To explore how legitimacy can help build sustainable peace, Conciliation Resources brought together 38 practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders from a diversity of backgrounds for a two-day reflection.

Building stability overseas strategy

Jul 2011
Britain's special experience and resources can help to prevent conflicts overseas. This cross-department government report details the strategy it intends to take in this respect.

Reflections and recommendations for the UK’s building stability overseas strategy

Mar 2011
The UK government's decision to review its overseas conflicts strategy is a valuable opportunity for constructive change. Conciliation Resources makes some recommendations in this document.

Background paper: Voices of civil society organizations on peacebuilding and statebuilding

Mar 2010
'Peacebuilding is a life time mission, rather than a project or a program' - this paper presents these and other observations made during the consultation of civil society organisations by Interpeace.

Submission to Department for International Development white paper consultation: Fragile and conflict-affected countries and international institutional reform

Apr 2009
'Well-designed and resourced external engagement can increase the likelihood of those in conflict making peace". Conciliation Resources' submission to the Department for International Development's consultation explains in more detail.

Renegotiating the political settlement in war-to-peace transitions

Mar 2009
A conflict can also be an opportunity to make essential changes. Catherine Barnes of Conciliation Resources examines the importance of the political settlement in war-to-peace transitions.

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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