GOVT-594 Peace Agreements & Peace Implementation
Spring for 2013-2014
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Approximately half of all peace agreements designed to end a civil war fail within the first five years. The time following a peace agreement is notoriously fragile. Not only must war-torn states welcome new interest groups with new demands, but they must also rebuild economically, socially, and politically. This course presents the methods, strategies, and objectives associated with implementing peace agreements. Through country studies and the review of various peace agreements from around the world, students will explore the following topics: approaches to resolving conflict, the design of confidence building measures, power sharing strategies between rivals, disarmament and demobilization of combatants, social reconciliation and transitional justice, rehabilitating child soldiers, gender and war, policies for refugees and internally displaced persons, re-building institutions; roles for civil society organizations in peacebuilding, and the organization of post-war elections.
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