Missing a ‘peace’ of the puzzle? Exploring local peace agreement implementation

  • Wise, L. (Speaker)
  • Robert Forster (Contributor)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


As track one mediation interventions in several contemporary intra-state conflicts have struggled to reach comprehensive, national-level peace agreements, scholars and practitioners are increasingly turning their attention to the existent practice of brokering local peace deals. Compared to the wealth of scholarship on comprehensive peace agreements, comparatively little is known about the dynamics of peace deals that address limited areas, including whether or not they are subsequently implemented. Drawing on the PA-X Peace Agreements Database and comparative micro-level case studies, this paper tracks implementation of local peace agreements in central and eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop further understanding of how local deals are implemented, and the implications of such agreements, both for levels of violence within the affected area, but also overarching, national-level conflict resolution efforts.
Period28 Mar 2019
Event titleInternational Studies Association Annual Convention
Event typeConference
LocationToronto, Canada, OntarioShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Peace Agreements
  • Peace Processes
  • Implementation
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina