Resources

Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

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.

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.

Opciones de compromiso: Acercamientos con grupos armados en procesos de paz

May 2005
Eligiendo el compromiso: grupos armados y procesos de paz (Accord N°16, 2005) explora casos de compromiso con grupos armados y las lecciones aprendidas para las prácticas de construcción de paz.

Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes

May 2005
Accord issue 16 explores the case for engagement with armed groups and the lessons learned from peacemaking practice. Highlighting both opportunities and challenges, it suggests that the range of engagement options and potential interveners makes a strong case for engagement.

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.

The Northern Ireland peace process: A supplement to 'Striking a balance' (update 2003)

Apr 2003
This update to Accord issue 8 explores the Northern Ireland peace process and includes a new article by Clem McCartney that highlights weaknesses in the 1998 Belfast Agreement.

Owning the process: Public participation in peacemaking

Dec 2002

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.

Haciendo balance: El proceso de paz de Irlanda del Norte

Dec 1999

El número 8 de la revista Accord, “Logrando un equilibrio: El proceso de paz en Irlanda del Norte”, explora los factores que llevaron al Acuerdo de Belfast (1988) y describe el impacto de la historia en las aspiraciones actuales. Al describir el desarrollo de un entorno de paz, se analizan las complejas fuerzas subyacentes y los aspectos del acuerdo que han ayudado al proceso o han causado problemas en su ejecución.

La publicación también contiene los textos completos de los principales acuerdos de paz, además de una cronología del conflicto y del proceso de paz.

В поисках равновесия: мирный процесс в Северной Ирландии

Dec 1999

8-й выпуск публикации «Аккорд» “В поисках равновесия: мирный процесс в Северной Ирландии» содержит анализ факторов, которые привели к Белфастскому соглашению 1998 года, и показывает, как история влияет на сегодняшние устремления. Описывая создание необходимой для мира среды, авторы выпуска рассматривают комплексные глубинные факторы и аспекты соглашения, которые помогaли мирному процессу или, наоборот, вызывали проблемы с его осуществлением.

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