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Barbara Magalhaes Teixeira

Doctoral Student

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In the Streets and at the Table: Civil Society Coordination during Peace Negotiations

Author

  • Desirée Nilsson
  • Isak Svensson
  • Barbara Magalhaes Teixeira
  • Luíz Martínez
  • Anton Ruus

Summary, in English

When bringing armed conflicts to a peaceful end, the inclusion of civil society in peacemaking is a vital task. However, whereas previous research on civil society inclusion has made significant advancements, surprisingly little attention has been paid to analyzing how civil resistance and mass action may interact with more elite-driven approaches during peace processes. This study addresses this research gap by examining the interplay between elite and mass-based civil society approaches in three different peace processes in civil wars in Africa in the post-Cold War period: Liberia, the Central African Republic (CAR), and Burundi. We advance the literature by developing a framework that focuses on coordination of these different efforts and we explore this interplay empirically. With this study, we aim to broaden the research agenda, allowing for future synergies at the research frontier of mass action and the inclusion of civil society in peace processes.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020-05-07

Language

English

Pages

225-251

Publication/Series

International Negotiation

Volume

25

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • inclusion bodies
  • civil society
  • political parties
  • negotiations
  • civil war
  • conflict resolution
  • mass action
  • peace talks

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1382-340X