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Parliaments as peacebuilders in conflict-affected countries

Author: Mitchell O'Brien; Rick Stapenhurst; Niall Johnston
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2008.
Series: WBI learning resources series.
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The changing nature of conflict and the increase in intrastate conflict during the 1990s, followed by its slow decline since the turn of the century, have led to changing priorities in the field of conflict resolution. No longer is the international community solely concerned with resolving existing conflicts; it also is managing emerging conflicts to ensure that they do not flare into violent conflict. This book  Read more...
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Parliaments as peacebuilders in conflict-affected countries.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2008
(DLC) 2008017699
(OCoLC)226038257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell O'Brien; Rick Stapenhurst; Niall Johnston
ISBN: 9780821375808 0821375806
OCLC Number: 276892388
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword; Preface; Contributors; 1. Introduction: Parliaments as Peacebuilders; Figure 1.1 Model of Parliamentary Power; 2. The Nexus Among Parliaments, Poverty Reduction, and Conflict Prevention; Figure 2.1 The Conflict Cycle; 3. Making Parliament More Representative; Box 3.1 Text of the Fox Agreement; 4. Advancing Parliament's Legislative Function in Conflict-Affected Societies; 5. Creating a Shared Parliament in a Divided Society: Lessons from the Northern Ireland Experience; 6. Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight to Prevent Conflict and Reduce Poverty.
Series Title: WBI learning resources series.
Responsibility: edited by Mitchell O'Brien, Rick Stapenhurst, Niall Johnston.

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The changing nature of conflict and the increase in intrastate conflict during the 1990s, followed by its slow decline since the turn of the century, have led to changing priorities in the field of conflict resolution. No longer is the international community solely concerned with resolving existing conflicts; it also is managing emerging conflicts to ensure that they do not flare into violent conflict. This book outlines some of the strategies parliaments and parliamentarians can adopt to reduce the incidence of conflict and effectively manage conflict when it does emerge. It is hoped that by.

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