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Further Reading


A suggested further reading list on borderlands and peace building, with sections focusing on the Accord Insight 4’s seven case study contexts - Kenya, Myanmar, Syria, Nepal, Tunisia, Ukraine and Northern Ireland.



Northern Kenya

Anderson, David M. ‘Remembering Wagalla: state violence in northern Kenya, 1962–1991’, Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2014): 658–76

Catley, Andy, Jeremy Lind, Ian Scoones (eds.) Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins (London: Routledge, 2013)

Ibrahim, Dekha. ‘A Discussion with Dekha Ibrahim, Founder, Wajir Peace and Development Committee, Kenya’, interview for Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace World Affairs, Georgetown University (29 May 2010): interviews/a-discussion-with-dekha-ibrahim-founder-wajir- peace-and-development-committee-kenya

IPSOS. ‘Garissa was once a safe haven but now heaves under weight of terror’, article in Daily Nation (26 May 2015): 2729850-7mhbgdz/index.html

Lind, Jeremy. ‘Devolution, shifting centre-periphery relationships and conflict in northern Kenya’, Political Geography, Vol. 63 (2018): 135–147

Lind, Jeremy, Patrick Mutahi Marjoke Oosterom. ‘‘Killing a mosquito with a hammer’: Al-Shabaab violence and state security responses in Kenya’, Peacebuilding, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017): 118–135

Little, Peter. ‘Unofficial trade when states are weak: the case of cross-border commerce in the Horn of Africa’, Research Paper No. 2005/13 (UNU-WIDER, United Nations University UNU, 2005).

Little, Peter. Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014)

Menkhaus, Ken. ‘The rise of a mediated state in northern Kenya: the Wajir story and its implications for state-building’, Afrika Focus, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2008): 23–38

Wakube, Christopher et al. ‘Inside Kenya’s war on terror: breaking the cycle of violence in Garissa’, (Saferworld, 2017): terror-breaking-the-cycle-of-violence-in-garissa/

Whittaker, Hannah. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Kenya: a social history of the Shifta conflict, c.1963–1968 (Leiden: Brill, 2015)


Jones, Lee. ‘Explaining Myanmar’s Regime Transition: The Periphery is Central’, Democratization, Vol. 21, No. 5 (2014): 780–802

Sadan, Mandy (ed.) War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar: The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994–2011 (Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016)

Woods, Kevin. ‘Ceasefire capitalism: military–private partnerships, resource concessions and military–state building in the Burma–China borderlands’, The Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4 (2011): 747–770


Cousins, Sophie. ‘Inside Bab al-Hawa Hospital, doctors struggle with Syria’s wounded’, SBS News (8 November 2013): au/news/inside-bab-al-hawa-hospital-doctors-struggle-with- syria-s-wounded

Ferris, Elizabeth & Kemal Kirişci. ‘From Turkey to Syria: The murky world of cross-border assistance’, Hürriyet Daily News (20 July 2015): murky-world-of-cross-border-assistance-85637

Lund, Aron. ‘New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?’ IRIN (15 August 2017): analysis/2017/08/15/new-order-border-can-foreign-aid-get- past-syria-s-jihadis

Taub, Ben. ‘Whom Can You Trust on the Syrian Border?’ The New Yorker (1 September 2015): desk/whom-can-you-trust-on-the-syrian-border

Vignal, Leïla. ‘The changing borders and borderlands of Syria in a time of conflict’, International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 4 (2017): 809–827


International Crisis Group. ‘Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution: An Existential Crisis’, Asia Report No. 276 (Brussels: ICG, 2016)

Jha, Prashant. Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal (London: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Ramsbotham, Alexander, Deepak Thapa. Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process, Accord No. 26 (London: Conciliation Resources, 2018)


Amnesty International, ‘‘We want an end to the fear’ – Abuses under Tunisia’s State of Emergency’, (Amnesty International, 2017): MDE3049112017ENGLISH.PDF

Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). ‘Situation Brief: The Libyan conflict and its impact on Egypt and Tunisia’, (United Nations, 2014): its_impact_on_egypt_and_tunisia_0.pdf

Lamloum, Olfa. ‘Marginalisation, insecurity and uncertainty on the Tunisian–Libyan border: Ben Guerdane and Dhehiba from the perspective of their inhabitants’ (International Alert, 2016): MarginalisationInsecurityUncertaintyBorder_EN_2016.pdf

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, ‘Preliminary findings by the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries on its official visit to Tunisia – 1 to 8 July 2015’ (2015): DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16219 


The Economist. ‘Lviv is not Donetsk: The Ukrainian economy is not terrible everywhere’, The Economist (20 January 2016): economy-is-not-terrible-everywhere

Friedgut, Theodore. Iuzovka and Revolution, Volume I: Life and Work in Russia’s Donbass, 1869–1924 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989)

Motyl, Alexander. ‘Kyiv should give up on the Donbass’, Foreign Policy (2 February 2017): will-lose-its-war-by-winning-it/

Volkan, Vamik. Bloodlines: From ethnic pride to ethnic terrorism (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997)

Northern Ireland

Buchanan, Sandra. Transforming Conflict through Social and Economic Development: Practice and Policy Lessons from Northern Ireland and the Border Counties (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014)

Curtis, John et al. ‘Brexit negotiations: The Irish border question’, Commons Briefing Paper No. 8042 (2017)

Gormley-Heenan, Cathy & Arthur Aughey. ‘Northern Ireland and Brexit: Three effects on ‘the border in the mind’’, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2018): 497–511

Hayward, Katy. Brexit at the Border: Voices of local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland / Northern Ireland (Belfast: Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network, 2018)

Murphy, Mary C. Europe and Northern Ireland’s Future: Negotiating Brexit’s Unique Case (London: Agenda Publishing, 2018)

Phinnemore, David & Katy Hayward. UK Withdrawal (‘Brexit’) and the Good Friday Agreement (Brussels: Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, 2017)

Issue editor

Dr Zahbia Yousuf

Zahbia joined Conciliation Resources as Peacebuilding Editor and Analyst in May 2012. Before this she was a Teaching Fellow in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS University, and Kings College London. She has also been a Research Associate at INCORE at the University of Ulster, and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin.