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Article,

Rethinking peace processes: Preventing electoral crisis in Kenya

This article reflects on the periods before and after the 2017 elections in Kenya. It illustrates how National Dialogues and inclusion can help forge pathways towards an inclusive society and prevent violence.

September 2020|Prisca Kamungi, Florence Mpaayei, Thania Paffenholz,

Briefing Note,

Implementing Peace Agreements: From Inclusive Processes to Inclusive Outcomes?_BN

This briefing note summarises the findings of the Inclusive Peace Agreement Implementation research project. It explores how civil society and non-armed actors can participate in and influence peace agreement implementation and if inclusive processes lead to inclusive outcomes.

June 2020|Thania Paffenholz, Alexander Bramble,

Report,

Implementing Peace Agreements: From Inclusive Processes to Inclusive Outcomes?

This report summarises the findings of a research project on the implementation of peace agreements. It explores how civil society and non-armed actors can participate in and influence peace agreement implementation and if inclusive processes lead to inclusive outcomes.

June 2020|Thania Paffenholz, Alexander Bramble,

Article,

Transfer 2.0: Applying the Concept of Transfer from Track-Two Workshops to Inclusive Peace Negotiations

This article discusses the benefits of applying the concept of transfer from track-two workshops to inclusive peace negotiations. It highlights the potential of a multi-track approach to make negotiations more inclusive.

March 2020|Esra Cuhadar, Thania Paffenholz,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Somalia’s National Reconciliation Conference (2002-2004)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Somalia’s National Reconciliation Conference (2002-2004).

December 2019|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Afghanistan (2001–2005)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Afghanistan’s Bonn Agreement negotiation process (2001-2005).

December 2019|Molly Kellogg, Thania Paffenholz,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Tunisia (2013-2015)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly and National Dialogue (2013-2015).

December 2019|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Afghanistan’s Bonn process (2001)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Afghanistan’s Bonn Agreement Process (2001).

December 2019|IPTI,

Infographic,

Factors Enabling and Constraining Women’s Influence in Peace Processes

This infographic provides an overview of 19 factors enabling and constraining women’s influence in peacebuilding and peace processes.

December 2019|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Tunisia’s National Dialogue (2013-2015)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly and National Dialogue (2013-2015).

December 2019|IPTI,

Report,

Mapping Civil Society and Peacebuilding in Ukraine: Peacebuilding by Any Other Name

This report analyses the nature of Civil Society and peacebuilding in Ukraine, and uses a functional methodology to examine Ukrainian Civil Society’s peacebuilding work.

June 2019|Tatiana Kyselova,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Burundi’s Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and Implementation (1996-2014)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Burundi’s Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement process (1996-2014).

May 2019|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Somalia (2002–2004)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Somalia’s National Reconciliation Conference (2002-2004).

April 2019|Jasper Linke,

Briefing Note,

Elite Strategies to Support or Resist Peace Processes and Political Transitions

This briefing note summarises the findings of the Elite Strategies in War to Peace and Political Transitions research project that explores how elites affect the processes and outcomes of peacemaking and political reform efforts.

March 2019|IPTI,

Report,

Civil Society & Inclusive Peace: Key insights and lessons from a global consultation convened on Peace Insight

This report shares key insights and lessons from a series of global consultations with civil society peacebuilders. It highlights the importance of inclusion in peacebuilding theory and discusses obstacles when it comes to practical implementation.

February 2019|Peace Direct, IPTI,

Report,

Supporting or Resisting Change: Elite Strategies in War to Peace and Political Transitions

This report discusses strategies employed by national elites to influence political change during peace processes and political transitions. It presents a conceptual approach to analyse the behaviour of elites and offers examples from case studies.

February 2019|Andreas Hirblinger, Suzanne van Hooff, Molly Kellogg, Thania Paffenholz,

Paper,

International Mediation Networks Project: Observations and Food for Thought

This paper summarises findings from the International Mediation Networks research project and offers food for thought for mediation networks’ development and institutionalisation.

January 2019|Thania Paffenholz, Alexander Bramble,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Northern Ireland’s Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1996-1998)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Northern Ireland’s Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1996-1998).

December 2018|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Burundi (1996–2014)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Burundi’s Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement and Implementation process (1996-2014).

December 2018|Jane Linekar,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Northern Ireland (1996–1998)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Northern Ireland’s Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (1996-1998).

December 2018|Alexander Bramble,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Fiji (2012)

The case study discusses women’s influence in Fiji’s Constitution-drafting process (2012).

December 2018|Estefanía Charvet, Hannah Brown,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Fiji’s constitution-drafting process (2012)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Fiji’s Constitution-drafting process (2012).

December 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in South Africa’s Democratic Transition (1990–1998)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in South Africa’s Democratic Transition (1990–1998).

December 2018|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: South Africa (1990–1998)

This case study analyses women’s influence in South Africa’s Transition to Democracy (1990-1998).

November 2018|Michael Aeby,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Yemen’s peace and transition process (2011–2015)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Yemen’s Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative (2011-2015).

November 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Somalia’s peace process (Arta, 2000)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Somalia’s National Peace Conference (2000).

November 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in the Sudan (Darfur) peace process (2009-2017)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Sudan’s Doha peace negotiations and implementation process (2009-2017).

November 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Liberia’s peace process (2003-2011)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Liberia’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement negotiation and implementation process (2003-2011).

October 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Mexico’s peace process (1994-2001)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in in Mexico’s Chiapas peace process (1994-2001).

October 2018|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Somalia (2000)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Somalia’s National Peace Conference (2000).

September 2018|Anne Zachariassen,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes – Sudan: Darfur (2009–2017)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Sudan’s Doha peace negotiations and implementation process (2009-2017).

September 2018|Jasper Linke,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Guatemala’s peace process (1994–1999)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Guatemala’s Negotiations for a Firm and Lasting Peace (1994-1999).

June 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Kenya’s peace process (2008–2013)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Kenya’s National Dialogue and Reconciliation process (2008-2013).

June 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Nepal’s constitution-making process (2008–2012)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Nepal’s First Constituent Assembly (2008-2012).

June 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in Somaliland’s peace and political reform process (1993)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in Somaliland’s Grand Conference on National Reconciliation (1993).

June 2018|IPTI,

Infographic,

Infographic: Women’s role in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s peace process (2001–2003)

This infographic analyses women’s influence in the Inter-Congolese Dialogue (2001-2003).

June 2018|IPTI,

Op-Ed,

Preventing Violence: The Role of Inclusion in Initiating and Sustaining Peaceful Transitions

This article discusses how and under which conditions inclusion can contribute to violence prevention in peace processes and peacebuilding.

May 2018|Andreas Hirblinger, Dana Landau, Thania Paffenholz,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Mexico (1994–2001)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Mexico’s Chiapas peace process (1994-2001).

April 2018|Nick Ross,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Liberia (2003–2011)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Liberia’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement negotiation and implementation process (2003-2011).

April 2018|Franzisca Zanker,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Yemen (2011–2015)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Yemen’s Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative (2011-2015).

April 2018|Nick Ross,

Video Brief,

Key Findings on National Dialogues

This video brief gives an overview of how National Dialogues can facilitate inclusion in peace processes and serve as an instrument of political change.

January 2018|IPTI,

Briefing Note,

Preventing Violence through Inclusion

This briefing note summarises the findings of the report “Preventing Violence Through Inclusion: From Building Political Momentum to Sustaining Peace,” commissioned by the World Bank. It focuses on how inclusion contributes to violence prevention.

January 2018|IPTI,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001–2003)

This case study analyses women’s influence in the Inter-Congolese Dialogue (2001-2003).

November 2017|Anne Zachariassen,

Report,

Preventing Violence through Inclusion: From Building Political Momentum to Sustaining Peace

This report analyses how inclusion contributes to the prevention of violence in peacebuilding and peace processes. It forms part of the United Nations World Bank Study “Pathways to Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict”.

November 2017|Felix Fritsch, Constance Dijkstra, Andreas Hirblinger, Dana Landau, Thania Paffenholz,

Report,

What Makes or Breaks National Dialogues?

This report is based on the National Dialogue research project and its comparative analysis of 17 cases of National Dialogues (1990 – 2014). It aims to contribute to a better understanding of the functions of National Dialogues in peace processes.

October 2017|Anne Zachariassen, Cindy Helfer, Thania Paffenholz,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Somaliland (1993)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Somaliland’s Grand Conference on National Reconciliation (1993).

July 2017|Anne Zachariassen,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Nepal (2008–2012)

This case study analyses women’s influence women in Nepal’s First Constituent Assembly (2008-2012).

July 2017|Estefanía Charvet,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Guatemala (1994–1999)

This case study analyses women’s influence in Guatemala’s Negotiations for a Firm and Lasting Peace (1994-1999).

May 2017|Anne Zachariassen,

Briefing Note,

What Makes or Breaks National Dialogues?_BN

This briefing note summarises the findings of a research project on National Dialogues and inclusive peace processes commissioned by UNDPA. It is based on a comparative analysis of 17 cases of National Dialogues (1990-2014).

April 2017|IPTI,

Report,

Civil Society’s Role in Monitoring and Verifying Peace Agreements: Seven Lessons from International Experiences

This report summarises the findings of two comprehensive research projects. It formulates seven lessons from international experience on Civil Society’s role in monitoring and verification in peace processes.

January 2017|Nick Ross,

Article,

Methodologies in Peacebuilding Evaluations: Challenges and Testing New Approaches

This article presents an innovative methodological approach to the evaluation of peacebuilding effectiveness. It draws upon evidence-based comparative research to analyse outcome plausibility.

August 2016|Thania Paffenholz,

Case Study,

Women in Peace and Transition Processes: Kenya (2008–2013)

The case study analyses women’s influence in Kenya’s National Dialogue and Reconciliation process (2008-2013).

August 2016|Estefanía Charvet,

Briefing Note,

The Role of Legitimacy in the Governance of Fragile States: Preliminary Findings on Legitimacy and Inclusion

This briefing note presents insights on inclusion and state legitimacy. It draws upon the Broadening Participation Project to study the relationship between broader inclusion in peace negotiations and negotiation processes’ legitimacy.

June 2016|IPTI, HIS,

Briefing Note,

Civil Society in Peace Processes at a Glance

This briefing note provides an overview of Civil Society’s role in peace processes. It covers the nature of Civil Society, it’s various peacebuilding functions as well as relevant factors of influence.

April 2016|IPTI,

Report,

Making Women Count – Not Just Counting Women: Assessing Women’s Inclusion and Influence on Peace Negotiations

This report is based on the multi-year research project “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation”. It examines women’s inclusion and influence in peace processes.

April 2016|Steven Dixon, Anna-Lena Schluchter, Jacquie True, Thania Paffenholz, Nick Ross,

Article,

Inclusive Political Settlements: New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

This article provides key insights on Yemen’s National Dialogue. To contextualise these findings, it offers information on the theory and practice of inclusive negotiations in peace processes.

March 2016|Thania Paffenholz, Nick Ross,

Report,

Dialogues in Peace and Mediation Processes: Definitions, types, goals, and success factors for sustainability

This report discusses how dialogues can broaden inclusion in peace processes. It presents definitions, types, goals and success factors for sustainability. The findings are based on the “Broadening Participation” and “Civil Society and Peacebuilding” Projects.

March 2016|Farrah Hawana, Anne Zachariassen, Thania Paffenholz, Nick Ross,

Briefing Note,

Making Women Count in Peace Processes

This briefing note summarises key findings on women's inclusion and influence in peacebuilding and peace processes. It is based on the “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation” research project.

February 2016|IPTI,

Paper,

Conflict Sensitivity – 20 years of practice: A Critical Reflection

This paper discusses the achievements and failures of 20 years of conflict sensitivity. It specifically examines the reasons why the conceptual, policy and institutional progress in conflict sensitivity is not reflected in practice.

February 2016|Thania Paffenholz,

Report,

Reimagining Peacemaking: Women’s Roles in Peace Processes

This report discusses women’s influence in peace and transition processes. It offers insight into how a rethinking of the traditional approach to peacemaking can offer pathways to sustainable peace.

June 2015|Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Marie O’Reilly, Thania Paffenholz,

Article,

Unpacking the local turn in peacebuilding: a critical assessment towards an agenda for future research

This article offers a critical assessment of the local turn in critical peacebuilding scholarship. It recommends a more nuanced approach towards Civil Society and its actors as well as their role in peace- and statebuilding.

June 2015|Thania Paffenholz,

Briefing Note,

Beyond the Normative: Can Women’s Inclusion Really Make for Better Peace Processes?

This briefing note summarises key findings on the effects of women’s inclusion and influence in peace processes. It is based on the multi-year research project “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation”.

April 2015|Thania Paffenholz,

Briefing Note,

Can Inclusive Peace Processes Work? New Evidence From a Multi-Year Research Project

This briefing note summarises key findings on inclusion in peace processes from the multi-year research project “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation”.

April 2015|Thania Paffenholz,

Paper,

Broadening participation in peace processes: Dilemmas and options for mediators

This paper offers insights to mediators on the dilemmas and options of broadening participation in peace processes with a special focus on Civil Society and inclusion.

June 2014|Thania Paffenholz,

Article,

International peacebuilding goes local: analysing Lederach’s conflict transformation theory and its ambivalent encounter with 20 years of practice

This article examines how peacebuilding theory has influenced a shift from an international to a ‘local’ focus in the practice of international peacebuilding. It analyses the consequences of this shift and discusses practical outcomes.

May 2013|Thania Paffenholz,

Briefing Note,

Fresh Insights on the Quantity and Quality of Women’s Inclusion in Peace Processes

This briefing note summarises expert views on women's inclusion in peace processes. It is based on findings from the “Broadening Participation” and “Civil Society and Peacebuilding” Projects.

May 2013|Antonia Potter Prentice, Cate Buchanan, Thania Paffenholz,

Book,

Civil Society and Peacebuilding: A Critical Assessment

This collected volume identifies the functions of Civil Society in peacebuilding. A comprehensive analytical framework is applied to 11 country cases, allowing for comparative analysis and providing a new tool for further research.

January 2010|Thania Paffenholz,

Paper,

Civil Society and Peacebuilding: Summary of Results from a Comparative Research Project

This paper summarises the results of a comparative research project on Civil Society’s possible functions in peacebuilding and peace processes. The project was conducted over a period of three years and includes 13 case studies.

February 2009|Thania Paffenholz,

Book,

Aid for Peace: A Guide to Planning and Evaluation for Conflict Zones

This book provides guidance on development, humanitarian action, and peacebuilding interventions in conflict-prone areas of the world. It is based on state-of-the-art theory and practice in peacebuilding, planning and evaluation.

May 2007|Luc Reychler, Thania Paffenholz,