Resources

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: 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. 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.

Dialogue on international responses to UN Resolutions and Philippine Action Plan on women, peace and security

Oct 2011
This summary presents the first meeting in the Conciliation Resources-led process of drafting an international action plan on women peace and security in response to UN Security Council Resolutions and the Philippines National Action Plan.

Conflict termination - Trends, challenges (new approaches?)

Apr 2011
Positive quantitative developments in peace processes need to be followed by increasing the quality of the peace agreements. This power point presentation by Conciliation Resources provide an overview of trends and challenges in conflict termination.

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.

Addressing violence

Dec 2010
A complex conflict requires a complex peace process to bring it to an end. Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explains in this article why and how a number of stakeholders have a role to play in the peace process.

IPs and peace processes: Comparative learning conference of IPs in the Philippines

Nov 2009
There are approximately 500 million indigenous people in the world and many are disproportionately affected by conflicts. This presentation by Conciliation Resources and Sulong CARHRIHL summarises the issues.

Protracted peace processes

Jul 2009
What is the best way to achieve peace and what can we learn from past efforts? This presentation given by Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources in Manila offers some advice.

DDR?

Sep 2008
What will persuade a rebel opposition group to give up their arms? Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources explores disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) in this article.

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

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