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.

Indonesia - Asia’s perestroika: regime change and transition from within

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Apr 2014

Agus Wandi and Nezar Patria discuss Asian perestroika in Indonesia. Years of reformist mobilisation underpinned the collapse of President Suharto’s New Order dictatorship in 1998 – ultimately sparked by the Asian economic crisis.

Report: Dialogue series no. 1: Christine Bell

Apr 2011
Professor Bell discussed constitutional reform, human rights and women's participation in peace processes with peace panels, lawmakers, academics, embassies and civil society. This report by Conciliation Resources summarises the key messages from her discussions.

Participant reflections: Col Lysander: Colombia visit: Personal thoughts

Dec 2010
Following an exchange between peace practitioners from Colombia and the Philippines, Col Lysander, a Filipino participant, wrote a paper urging the Colombian military to turn its attention to peace.

‘Joint Creation’: The Bougainville Peace Agreement - and beyond

Weaving consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process
Sep 2010
Accord Papua New Guinea: Joint creation
Edward Wolfers traces the incremental series of step-by-step talks and agreements that laid the path for a compromise over the political status of Bougainville.

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Reconfiguring politics: the Indonesia-Aceh peace process, edited by Aguswandi and Judith Large, analyses developments leading to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in August 2005, and how this agreement has been put into practice.

The Law on the Governing of Aceh: The way forward or a source of conflicts?

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process
Sep 2008
Accord Aceh: The Law on the Governing of Aceh
Bernhard May analyses the Law on the Governing of Aceh, which was intended as a framework for effective self-government for Aceh, noting the GAM’s disappointment with it and the risks this poses.

Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia-Aceh peace process (Indonesian)

Sep 2008
Reconfiguring politics: the Indonesia-Aceh peace process, edited by Aguswandi and Judith Large, analyses developments leading to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in August 2005, and how this agreement has been put into practice.

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