The Impact of Spoilers on Peace Processes and Peacebuilding

Newman, Edward and Richmond, Oliver (2006). The Impact of Spoilers on Peace Processes and Peacebuilding. United Nations University Press.

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  • Author Newman, Edward
    Richmond, Oliver
    Title The Impact of Spoilers on Peace Processes and Peacebuilding
    Volume/Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2006-02-27
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University Press
    Pages 7
    Language eng
    Abstract With preparations underway for the new UN Peacebuilding Com- mission, it is important to consider how to deal with spoilers as a threat to peace and security. This policy brief considers the sources and impact of ‘spoilers’ and ‘spoiling’: groups and tactics that actively seek to hinder, delay, or undermine con- fl ict settlement through a variety of means and for various reasons. The authors take a broad approach to the concept of spoiling and consider a wide range of actors as potential spoilers: not only rebel groups and insurgents, but also Diasporas, governments, and other entities. The authors demonstrate that imposed or ill-conceived peace processes can themselves sow the seeds of spoiling, but that spoiler violence does not necessarily indicate that a peace pro- cess is doomed to failure.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Press
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 1814802
    ISBN 9280830139
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