With a foreword by Dr. José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
Most intrastate peace agreements are implemented inadequately or not at all. This leads to renewed tensions and often to a resumption of armed conflict. This book examines why the record of implementation of peace agreements between governments and population groups within their state is so poor, and what is being and can be done to change this.
The authors write from first-hand experience, having played major roles in the negotiation and implementation of intrastate peace agreements in different parts of the world. They provide unique insights into the difficulties faced by parties to peace agreements and explore ways to overcome these. The diversity of authors and of the peace processes in which they have been involved ensures a rich, new and important contribution to the understanding of intrastate peace processes.
The material contained in this book is of direct use to professionals and organisations working in the field of intrastate conflict resolution, government officials, teachers and students, journalists and others observing and writing on specific intrastate conflicts and peace processes.
Miek Boltjes is a mediator and facilitator with extensive experience in intrastate conflicts and peace processes in different parts of the world. She is currently the Director of Dialogue Facilitation at Kreddha - International Peace Council for States, Peoples and Minorities (http://kreddha.org).