Civil society inclusion in peacebuilding: who, how and so what?

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Jenny Aulin’s article draws on a recent consultation with over 170 local and international peacebuilding practitioners and academics, which asked ‘what is inclusion in peacebuilding?’ Findings suggest seeing inclusion three-dimensionally, as: 1) inclusive representation – who participates? 2) inclusive process – how do mechanisms to support inclusion work?

Complexity thinking and adaptive peacebuilding

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Cedric de Coning explores how complexity thinking can contribute to our understanding of how to create more inclusive peace processes, and how adaptive approaches enable local and external peacebuilders to apply new models of practice, experimentation and learning.

Gender, inclusion and political settlements

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 
Sophia Close, Catherine O’Rourke and Zahbia Yousuf introduce the idea of ‘gendering political settlements’ – paying attention to gender in relation to how power is administered, and to how it influences institutions and the distribution of resources. The authors recognise that the challenges of gender inequality are rarely fully addressed in peace processes.

Peacebuilding and principled pragmatism

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 

Jan Pospisil outlines the idea of the ‘formalised political unsettlement’, which he has developed along with Christine Bell. This describes how peace processes commonly result in situations whereby the conflict is not resolved, but rather is contained in reconfigured post-agreement political and legal institutions.

New inclusion project: building inclusive peace settlements

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 

Christine Bell situates this publication as part of a new ‘inclusion project’ in global policy circles, which sees inclusion as an essential goal in building peace. But different actors have different perspectives as to why inclusion is important. Development actors see it as essential to long-term poverty reduction.

Inclusion of gender and sexual minorities in peacebuilding in Colombia

The final peace agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries de Colombia (FARC) includes explicit measures for the inclusion and recognition of LGBT people. We spoke to Diana Garcia Salamanca about the important role of gender and sexual minority groups and individuals in the negotiation of the agreement, as well as the challenges which remain for LGBT peacebuilders.

Introduction: navigating inclusion in peace processes

Navigating inclusion in peace processes
Mar 2019
 

In this introduction, Andy Carl provides an outline of the structure and content of the publication. While the 'inclusion consensus' has been growing, new challenges to implementing it have been evolving with equal vigour.

Inclusion in peace processes

There is a broad global consensus that inclusion matters in peace processes. The 2018 UN and World Bank report, Pathways for Peace, asserts that ‘addressing inequalities and exclusion’ and ‘making institutions more inclusive’ are key to preventing violent conflict.