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Fragile states and peacebuilding in the new global context
Fragile state art from Kosovo by Mamucium This project examines the concept of state fragility and current approaches to peace- and statebuilding in fragile settings.  It focuses in particular...
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Publications

Engaged societies, responsive states: The Social Contract in situations of conflict and fragility
Social Contract_Pulpolux (CC BY-NC 2.0) Marco Mezzera , David Sogge , Sarah Lister 27 April 2016
The social contract is the process by which everyone in a political community, either explicitly or tacitly, consents to state authority, thereby limiting some of her... more  
The role of ex-rebel parties in building peace
Maoists_looking_for_votes By Francisco Anzola CC BY 2.0 Clare Castillejo 16 March 2016
Political parties can play an important part in shaping the direction of post-conflict peacebuilding, and parties that emerge from rebel movements have a particularly... more  
Fixing fragile states: a country-based framework
MONUSCO Conducts Joint Operation with Congolese Forces in Beni by UN Photo_with CC licence from Flickr BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/13313977255/ Seth Kaplan 9 November 2015
The new Country Fragility Assessment Framework, which systematically examines the societal and institutional sources of fragility, can help decision-makers make more p... more  
Establishing inclusive societies in fragile states
Pavement life in Sana'a by Charles Roffey with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/charlesfred/41461392/in/photolist-4Ev2A-6zH5GY-5VBLPQ-6zCWH6-4pVnbS-7z6yhR-9N5MGy-5ULAMf-6zD3mt-8unzD-6zGXoQ-6zD7SV-8m7AYu-61jcRd-d7EuM-x4Fe7-x4Fjr-7z6yqi-7zajWy-cTtZc-GFdVQ-4EunH-e7ft3-aLgEcv-d3CUt-5W11US-HdBPn-86ondX-xfD8r-GFdTQ-3br16Y-xfDeM-HdBg8-e7eNV-HdyfN-GyTzA-xfDBZ-x4F98-HUFcW-xfDe2-Hdmsw-4Evo4-HdBsT-aLgTwt-xfDgE-Hdxj3-x4E4u-3br281-e7ffA-6zH6pw Seth Kaplan 28 April 2015
Establishing an inclusive society requires action on many fronts at once. Overcoming the divisions that encourage conflict and exclusion and hold back development is p... more  
Political parties and the social contract in fragile states
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ingmar/3933912349/in/photolist-6ZCk5Z-6ZCxxt-iKpMq4-fkHgcx-fkXq9f-fkXpAE-fkXqGJ-fkXpeb-fkHeFr-fkXqvh-fkHf2T-fkHfnD-fkHeQX-fkXp2U-fkHeXR-fkXoZs-fkXqAE-fkHf5D-fkXqid-fkXpHd-fkHgmM-fkHfMF-fkHfqz-fkHesp-fkHg6T-fkXpjQ-fkXoUN-fkXp8Q-fkXqLE-fkXqfu-fkXqmY-fkXpYm-fkHg2e-fkHfag-fkHftk-fkXq6h-fkXpUQ-fkXpCA-6ZGwT5-6ZChn6-6ZCrVT-6ZGuvd-ppERu2-ooJ1pp-49xWUG-49xVZb-49xWP7-49xWzU-49tRw8-6ZGeEw Clare Castillejo 28 January 2015
Political parties have a unique role to play in mediating state-society relations and shaping the social contract. However, in many fragile contexts weak and dysfuncti... more  
Report series: Non-conventional armed violence
Bullet Hole in my Window by Jonathan Kos-Read with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathankosread/6755508197/in/photolist-bhXKeg-gLJQT-56njfR-aVAWYR-4hoATh-eN144s-6Z7KbB-bVh81w-aQfSk8-DzmUp-4QVqii-3KvWeN-5uS5bV-7GVvU9-7GVvLu-5QTtrq-9VYTDd-37t55-5yFRSr-91wthR-5ewKCj-4Xtmxs-9M4XGA-5ASwCG-5RnisQ-5VfSGV-2GpZeR-7GRAxK-hDxAL4-2KYnVy-cnQdo3-8qJMQp-54iLM3-5jTU8-7GRApv-4NMGqh-5ZdVFk-6X6J4F-76UsxF-9SDNAW-6VgWW2-2VHze-aS49nz-fQiQzY-4Xtmrm-5C79vk-7p8CH1-8uB2uh-4puwUv-bxf9D 1 June 2015
This series of reports commissioned by NOREF and the Conflict Research Unit of the more  
Drugs, (dis)order and agrarian change: the political economy of drugs and its relevance to international drug policy
Poppy Fields in Afghanistand by United Nations Photo with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/7216920538/in/photolist-bZJB3s-cmGx91-8LFNTQ-8yXmF4-a8Ugpn-7X1EyK-9JCwG9-9JCwwm-9JzJpF-9NvePV-9JCvwA-9wGmsh-7WrFyF-a8XaCb-a8Un34-a8Uio8-a8UnY4-6gmoXm-9FAaEx-7X4T9y-7WrFwR-6gmoX7-9JzHZH-9JzHt6-9JzJ5k-7WrFfa-8zf152-8zeZWe-8zi9gy-aat3Sh-6gmoXb-8LCHZ2-8LCJ62-6gmoXq-6gmoXu-7X1Ewt-6gmoXy-9Pe2JF-8PLWnK-a6g2DL-8LKaPi-7X1Ext-5GgxxS Jonathan Goodhand , Patrick Meehan , Helena Pérez-Niño 8 October 2014
Political economy approaches can provide a powerful analytical lens for developing a more contextually attuned public policy on drugs. more  
A new development era? The private sector moves to the centre
Humanitarian aid unloaded by Julien Harneis with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/3352958453/in/photolist-iuZJCa-67hMJv-jtzgQm-37zX8Z-a35QCy-8SBfD6-7wSiPi-67mQRq-oEbbwy-67icCi-4TvigU-oF4wj7-67i71g-9869YN-67n8kC-atDSNU-oDM13c-6w86mU-eEah92-hB6grC-hDAThN-27pyHB-67mVou-oFWjh4-oHiAkT-iYAtXY-fPBiq2-7fDu1t-8Jgnx3-8rKgpj-oDHEXm-k38u2X-8X2cRk-oDvnfa-oDM1Zx-hDHE46-hyEZGo-65Xbfh-edKb8c-4VkiLi-eEgoaj-eEgoim-4VkhzR-4VpnX3-4Vk9XR-4VpwvJ-4Vka7z-4VkiS4-4VkiPr-4Vka1t Emma Mawdsley 22 September 2014
The “narrative” about the relationship between the private sector and development has shifted in qualitatively significant ways in recent years. This report sets out a... more  

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