Oliver Walton is a Lecturer in International Development at  the University of Bath. His research focuses on the political  economy of war-to-peace transitions, civil society, NGOs and  NGO legitimacy. He is principal investigator for the PACCS- funded ‘Living on the Margins: The Role of Borderland Brokers  in Post-War Transitions’ project and a co-investigator on the  ‘Borderlands, Brokers and Peacebuilding’ project.