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for 2017-12

Local-International Relations and the Recalibration of Peacebuilding Interventions Insights From the ‘Laboratory‘ of Bougainville and Beyond

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07 Dec 2017

2017/10 – Institute for Development and Peace (INEF); INEF-Report 112; Author(s): Volker Boege et al. - Details

The report addresses the micro-level as a key dimension of post-conflict peacebuilding interventions, with a particular focus on the relationships and interactions of international and local actors. What changes do occur with regard to their perceptions, expectations, attitudes and activities in the course of interactions? Can we identify experiences and mechanisms that lead to a re-articulation of relationships and interactions and, consequently, a recalibration of the overall peacebuilding exercise, e.g. with regard to more (or less) cooperation, more (or less) mutual trust, more (or less) animosities and misunderstandings, and more (or less) legitimacy?

Does Peace Trickle Down? Micro-Level Evidence from Africa

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07 Dec 2017

2017/10 – Arnold Bergsträsser Institut (ABI); ABI Working Paper No.4; Author(s): Martin Ottmann, Felix Haass - Details

Do peace agreements generate socio-economic peace dividends for citizens in post-war countries? While much research has focused on the elite level implications of peace agreements for the survival of peace, little is known about the micro-level, redistributive effects of peace agreements. We investigate the impact of peace agreement provisions and their implementation—specifically power-sharing arrangements—on individually reported measures of well-being. Building on a political economy theory of post-war politics, we conceptualize rebel organizations as political organizations that engage in distributive politics after conflict.

Beyond Panglong: Myanmar’s National Peace and Reform Dilemma

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07 Dec 2017

2017/09 – Transnational Institute (TNI); briefing paper - Details

This Myanmar Policy Briefing analyses the country’s ethnic peace and reform dilemmas, charting past initiatives and political consequences since independence until the present. From the time of the Panglong Conference in 1947, there have been attempts to achieve peace and national reconciliation during every era of government, but all have proven unsuccessful.

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