Co-edited with Karl Cordell and Brendan O’Leary, this special issue on the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian...
Sudan: ‘Successful’ Constitutional Reform Spurs Localized Violence
Institutions are important in mitigating the extent to which shocks produce violent consequences, but their effectiveness is conditioned by the behavior of local and international leaders. Ostensibly perfect institutions may fail due to poor stewardship, while even imperfect ones can succeed at preventing violent escalation if local and international political leaders have sufficient political will.
Yemen Constitutional Drafting: Special Measures and Executive Formation
This memorandum provides an overview of options for the formation of the executive branch of the government, taking account of provisions in three relevant outcome documents of the National Dialogue Conference.
The Transnistrian Issue: Moving beyond the Status Quo
Analysing the current context of the Transnistrian conflict and drawing on an analysis of existing proposals for conflict settlement, this study offers a number of suggestions how a sustainable settlement could be achieved.
South Sudan’s Year One: Managing the Challenges of Building a New State
A year after independence, continuing tension with the North is not the only challenge facing South Sudan. From the uncertain fate of the disputed territory of Abyei and cross-border inter-communal conflicts, to a lack of economic infrastructure and food insecurity, combined with a persistent failure to build successful institutions, South Sudanâ€™s beginning as an independent state is rife with dangers.
Post-conflict State Building: The Debate on Institutional Choice
This article finds substantial conceptual and empirical evidence that consociational institutions hold significant promise for building democratic states after conflict in divided societies.
Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice
Taking a multi-perspective approach to the study of conflict management in divided societies and offering a wide range of perspectives from leading experts in the field, this edited volume examines the philosophies underpinning constitutional design, the actors and...
The Merits and Perils of Territorial Accommodation
Published in Political Studies Review in 2011, this review essay discusses three volumes on territorial accommodation as a conflict settlement strategy: Brancati, D. (2009) Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through Decentralization. Oxford: Oxford...
The Emerging Practice of Complex Power Sharing
Examining three main schools of conflict resolution -- centripetalism, consociational power sharing and power dividing -- and contrasting their analysis and recommendations with current policy to resolve self-determination, this chapter argues that there is an...