Social Contracts, Civil Conflicts and International Peacemaking
MICROCON Policy Briefing No. 4
Posted: 22 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 19, 2008
The regularity with which peace deals break down and civil wars resume is well established. This briefing looks at the factors that drive violent conflicts, and the factors that may undermine peace deals, including those brokered and supported by international third parties. For peace to last, agreements must be viable, credible and enforceable, and the commitment of donors must not be in doubt. For these conditions to be in place, conflict resolution must be in donors' interests.
Keywords: Civil war, Social Contract, Aid for Peace
JEL Classification: C78, D72, D74, D83
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