Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring and Verifying Peace Agreements: Seven Lessons from International Experiences
IPTI - January 2017
This report summarizes the available evidence about civil society’s role in monitoring and verification activities around the world in recent decades
Civil Society in Peace Processes at a Glance
IPTI - April 2016
Summary of a multiyear research project answering how, when, and under what circumstances civil society may fulfill a peace-supporting role
Summary of Results for a Comparative Research Project: Civil Society and Peacebuilding
CCDP - January 2009
As an effort to systematically examine the role of civil society in peacebuilding processes, the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) has conducted a three-year comparative research project under the direction of Thania Paffenholz entitled “Civil Society and Peacebuilding.” This report provides an overview of the findings thus far, and focuses explicitly on their policy implications.
Civil Society and Peacebuilding: A Critical Assessment
Thania Paffenholz - Lynne Rienner Publisher -2010
Responding to the burgeoning interest in the role of civil society in peace processes, this groundbreaking collaborative effort identifies the constructive functions of civil society in support of peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict. The authors also highlight the factors that support those functions and the obstacles to their fulfillment. A comprehensive analytical framework is applied to 11 country cases, not only allowing comparative analysis, but also providing a new tool for further research.