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.
Author Newman, Edward
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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