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dc.contributor.authorBrett, Roddy
dc.identifier.citationBrett , R 2017 , ' The role of civil society actors in peacemaking : the case of Guatemala ' , Journal of Peacebuilding and Development , vol. 12 , no. 1 , pp. 49-64 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 250067880
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dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:2b8e93ec582185970078ce387d7cfd90
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85018798369
dc.description.abstractThis article builds upon recent scholarship in critical peace studies that focuses on the role of civil society actors in formal peacemaking processes, in short, peace talks, and post-conflict peacebuilding. The article specifically explores the role of civil society actors in the Guatemalan peace process. The research addresses the possible tensions and potential complementarities in processes where civil society enjoys a mandated role in centralised, formal peace negotiations carried out between the state and armed actors in talks levied within the liberal peace framework. In the case of Guatemala, non-state actors participated to an unprecedented extent in the peace negotiations, and Guatemala has not relapsed into armed conflict. However, post-conflict Guatemala is a violent and unstable country. Consequently, the study challenges the assumption that peacemaking is necessarily more successful in those instances where provisions have been established to guarantee the participation of civil society.
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dc.subjectCivil society actorsen
dc.subjectInclusive settlementen
dc.subjectPolitical violenceen
dc.subjectArmed conflicten
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.titleThe role of civil society actors in peacemaking : the case of Guatemalaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of International Relationsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violenceen
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