Navigating Inclusion in Transitions from Conflict: The Formalised Political Un settlement: Navigating Inclusion

Christine Bell, Jan Pospisil

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Abstract

The project of ensuring that political settlements are inclusive is key to attempts to navigate transitions from conflict over the last quarter of a century or so. Examining such transitions, we point to the emergence of the ‘formalised political unsettlement’ as a persistent outcome. The formalised political unsettlement translates the disagreement at the heart of the conflict into a set of political and legal institutions for continuing negotiation. As the conditions of its emergence are unlikely to change and the formalised political unsettlement may be here to stay, we point to the opportunities for navigating between elite inclusion and broader societal inclusion that it offers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-593
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of International Development
Volume29
Issue number5
Early online date3 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • political statements
  • conflict resolution
  • peacebuidling
  • peace agreements
  • inclusion

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