UNU Policy Brief Number 2, 2006

Newman, Edward and Richmond, Oliver (2006). UNU Policy Brief Number 2, 2006. Policy Briefs. United Nations University.

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    Author Newman, Edward
    Richmond, Oliver
    Title UNU Policy Brief Number 2, 2006
    Series Title Policy Briefs
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages VIII, 8
    Language eng
    Abstract With preparations underway for the new UN Peacebuilding Commission, 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 conflict settlement through a variety of means and for various reasons. The authors take a broad approach to the concept of spoiling and consider 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 process doomed to failure.
    UNBIS Thesaurus PEACE
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18148026
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