A globalised practice of local peace agreements

Christine Bell, Laura Wise, Juline Beaujouan, Tim Epple, Robert Forster, Robert Wilson

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Abstract

In recent years, the difficulties and failures of national level peace processes have
prompted increased attention on ‘the local’ as a space of conflict resolution. In this introduction, we draw on an attempt to collect, categorise and archive local peace agreements across the globe – the PA-X Local Database – to frame the discussion that unwinds through the subsequent case studies. Any process of archiving, classifying or coding peace agreements involves definitions and boundary decisions as to what a peace agreement comprises. In our experience, this process pushes theoretical questioning of the phenomenon in question. We therefore use this dialectic between categorisation and questioning of the category of ‘local peace agreements’ to explore what comprises a ‘local agreement’ and further understand the relationship to ‘the national’ and the ‘global’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Peace Processes
EditorsChristine Bell, Jan Pospisil, Laura Wise
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Academy
Pages7-14
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780856726682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2021

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