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Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding. Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities

Ansorg, Nadine and Kurtenbach, Sabine, eds. (2016) Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding. Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities. Studies in Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding . Routledge, London and New York, 244 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-68230-6. E-ISBN 978-1-138-68230-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This book deals with the question how institutional reform can contribute to peacebuilding in post-war and divided societies.

In the context of armed conflict and widespread violence, two important questions shape political agendas inside and outside the affected societies: How can we stop the violence? And how can we prevent its recurrence? Comprehensive negotiated war terminations and peace accords recommend a set of mechanisms to bring an end to war and establish peace, including institutional reforms that promote democratization and state building. Although the role of institutions is widely recognized, their specific effects are highly contested in research as well as in practice. This book highlights the necessity to include path-dependency, pre-conflict institutions and societal divisions to understand the patterns of institutional change in post-war societies and the ongoing risk of civil war recurrence. It focuses on the general question of how institutional reform contributes to the establishment of peace in post-war societies. This book comprises three separate but interrelated parts on the relation between institutions and societal divisions, on institutional reform and on security sector reform. The chapters contribute to the understanding of the relationship between societal cleavages, pre-conflict institutions, path dependency, and institutional reform.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Nadine Ansorg
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 15:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58451 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ansorg, Nadine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8527-3483
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