By Caroline A. Hartzell

The fresh efforts to arrive a payment of the long-lasting and tragic clash in Darfur display how vital it's to appreciate what components give a contribution so much to the luck of such efforts. during this e-book, Caroline Hartzell and Matthew Hoddie overview facts from all negotiated civil conflict settlements among 1945 and 1999 that allows you to establish those factors.

What they locate is that settlements usually tend to produce an everlasting peace in the event that they contain building of a range of power-sharing and power-dividing preparations among former adversaries. The most powerful negotiated settlements end up to be these within which former competitors conform to proportion or divide country energy throughout its monetary, army, political, and territorial dimensions.

This discovering is an important addition to the present literature, which has a tendency to concentration extra at the function that 3rd events play in mediating and imposing agreements. past the quantitative analyses, the authors comprise a bankruptcy evaluating contrasting circumstances of winning and unsuccessful settlements within the Philippines and Angola, respectively.

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We contrast the Angolan case with the instance of the Philippines, in which all four types of power-sharing or power-dividing mechanisms were specified in the agreement and a stable peace has endured among former enemies. In the Conclusion we review the book’s central findings concerning the role of institutions in the reconstruction of domestic order following civil war. We conclude with an emphasis on the policy implications that might be drawn from our studies for those individuals involved in the challenging process of facilitating the resolution of civil wars.

The possibility exists that state-controlled resources might be used, for example, to finance future episodes of armed conflict. Concerns of this nature were at the center of settlements negotiated to end civil wars in countries ranging from Iraq (1970) and Sierra Leone (1999) to the Sudan (1972). In short, groups seeking a resolution to civil war are trapped on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, adversaries recognize that a functioning state is necessary in order to provide for the future safety of all citizens.

Rather than considering how power-sharing institutions might assist in securing democracy within diverse societies, we explore the question of how these institutions might best be designed to stabilize the transition to enduring peace following the bargained resolution of civil wars. While the approach we adopt has only recently begun to be used in academic studies, it is interesting to note that policy-makers increasingly appear to view power-sharing and power-dividing institutions as constituting a potentially viable means of securing peace.

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