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.

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.

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.

Evento: Mesa por la paz – Londres, 19 de mayo

May 2013

Con la presencia de cinco representantes de la Comisión de Paz del Congreso, la Mesa Europea por la Paz es la oportunidad para que los colombianos residentes en el Reino Unido expresen sus propuestas y participen en el proceso de paz entre el gobierno y las FARC.

Todo colombiano preocupado y comprometido con el futuro del país está invitado, independientemente de su ideología, simpatía, escepticismo o crítica con las negociaciones. 

Event: Colombia Peace Forum – London, 19 May

May 2013

With attendance by five representatives of the Commission for Peace of the Colombian Congress, the Colombia Peace Forum is the opportunity for Colombians living in the UK to present proposals and participate in the peace process taking place between the government and the FARC.

All Colombians concerned with and committed to the future of the country are invited to participate, regardless of ideology, sympathy, skepticism or criticism of the negotiations.

Paz sin fronteras: propuestas para conflictos que cruzan fronteras: Resumen

Feb 2011
Este resumen ejecutivo de la revista Accord (no.22) invita a un análisis y unas respuestas diferenciales para construir la paz en los conflictos que cruzan fronteras.

Informal regional diplomacy: the Esquipulas Process

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011
Jordi Urgell Garcia discusses how the Esquipulas process in Central America shows how regional diplomacy can respond to regional security complexes, but explains that it took many years and came at a distinct historical juncture.

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.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders: Policy brief

Jan 2011
This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord issue 22 'Paix sans frontiers: building peace across borders' and argues that when conflicts cross borders, peacebuilders need to think differently.

Paix sans frontières: construire la paix par-delà les frontières: Synthèse

Jan 2011
Cette synthèse se fonde sur le numéro 22 d’Accord - publication de Conciliation Resources - intitulé «Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders». Elle rappelle que lorsque les conflits traversent les frontières territoriales, les professionnels du domaine de la consolidation de la paix doivent élargir leur réflexion et penser au-delà des frontières.


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