The top-down approach to peacebuilding has largely failed at creating sustainable peace in places such as Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, and South Sudan. Yet, a small Congolese island in Lake Kivu has kept the peace despite holding known prerequisites for violent conflict. Their success is largely due to an emphasis on the local's role in conflict transformation.
Citation: George, N. (2016). Light, heat and shadows: Women’s reflections on peacebuilding in post-conflict Bougainville. Peacebuilding, 4(2), 166-179. The recent
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 4 of the Peace Science Digest Citation: Kilroy, W. & Basini, Helen
Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes. Peace Science consistently shows that female inclusion is vital to the success and longevity of peace agreements.
Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes and negotiations. Peace Science shows how women's inclusion in peacebuilding is crucial to the success and longevity of peace agreements.
This article examines whether civil society has played a role in peacebuilding efforts beyond traditional government-driven peace negotiations in the
Eight years ago, the Sri Lankan civil war came to a brutal conclusion, with some 150,000 Tamil civilians trapped in
Research on civil resistance tends to focus on cases where nonviolent methods are used to challenge authoritarian or otherwise unjust
In situations of armed conflict, sanctions are tools available to the international community to influence armed actors away from violence.