The Role of Civil Society Actors in Peacemaking: The Case of Guatemala

This 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 p...

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Autor Principal: Brett, Roddy
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: South North Centre for Peacebuilding and Development 2017
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22418
https://doi.org/10.1080/15423166.2017.1281756
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spelling ir-10336-224182021-06-11T00:29:18Z The Role of Civil Society Actors in Peacemaking: The Case of Guatemala Brett, Roddy Armed conflict Civil society actors Guatemala Inclusive settlement Peacebuilding Peacemaking Political violence This 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. © 2017 Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. 2017 2020-05-25T23:56:24Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 15423166 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22418 https://doi.org/10.1080/15423166.2017.1281756 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf South North Centre for Peacebuilding and Development instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
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topic Armed conflict
Civil society actors
Guatemala
Inclusive settlement
Peacebuilding
Peacemaking
Political violence
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Civil society actors
Guatemala
Inclusive settlement
Peacebuilding
Peacemaking
Political violence
Brett, Roddy
The Role of Civil Society Actors in Peacemaking: The Case of Guatemala
description This 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. © 2017 Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
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