Partners in Peace; Discourses and Practices of Civil Society Interventions for Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in Southern Sudan

Summary

Internationally, there is a growing attention for the role of civil society in conflict resolution and peace building. This research project intends to study the discourses, dynamics and practices of conflict resolution and peace building among civil society and international actors working in Southern Sudan. The aim of the research is to develop an analytic approach for peace building based on the notion of complexity and think through its ramifications for peace building interventions. Simultaneously, the research aims to explore how ethnographic research can be done interactively with civil society organizations in order to enhance their capacity in peace building. The research will be conducted in collaboration with the development organisation CORDAID as well as the local partners of CORDAID in Kenya and Southern Sudan.

Output

Book or monography

  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, M. van Leeuwen(2004): Loss and Recovery; Refugees and the Transformation of Societies. pp. 11 , Oxford
  • M. van Leeuwen(2009): Partners in Peace; Discourses and Practices of Civil-Society Peacebuilding , Aldershot

Thesis

  • M. van Leeuwen(2008): Partners in Peace , Wageningen  June 20, 2008
  • M. van Leeuwen(2008): Partners in Peace; Discourses and Practices of Civil-Society Peacebuilding , Wageningen  June 20, 2008

Chapter in book

  • M. van Leeuwen, D. Hillhorst, G.E. Frerks, Ph.J.M. Essed, J.Th. Schrijvers(2004): Loss and Recovery, Refugees and the Transformation of Societies , Oxford
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, T. Davids, M. van Leeuwen, F. van Driel(2005): pp. 93 - 108 , Aldershot
  • M. van Leeuwen, D.J.M. Hilhorst, T. Davids, F.Th.M. van Driel(2005): The Gender Question in Globalization: Changing Perspectives and Practices , Aldershot
  • N. Douma, B. Schennink, G. van der Haar, D.J.M. Hilhorst(2006): pp. 47 - 84 , Amsterdam
  • B. Schennink, B. Schennink, G. van der Haar, G. van der Haar, D.J.M. Hilhorst, C. van der Borgh(2006): pp. 203 - 217 , Amsterdam
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, M. van Leeuwen(2009): Partners in Peace: Discourses and practices of civil society peacebuilding , Surrey

Scientific article

  • M. van Leeuwen, D.J.M. Hilhorst(2005): Grounding Peacebuilding organizations; A Case Study of Southern Sudan Journal of Modern African Studies pp. 537 - 563
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, M. van Leeuwen(2005): Grounding Local Peace Organizations; A case study of southern Sudan. Journal of Modern African Studies pp. 537 - 563 ISSN: 0022-278X.
  • M. van Leeuwen(2008): Imagining the Great Lakes Region Discourses and Practices of Civil Society Regional Approaches for Peacebuilding in Rwanda, Burundi, and Dr congo Journal of Modern African Studies
  • M. van Leeuwen(2008): Imagining the Great Lakes Region; Discourses and Practices of Civil Society Regional Approaches for Peacebuilding in Rwanda, Burundi, and DR Congo. Journal of Modern African Studies pp. 393 - 426 ISSN: 0022-278X.
  • H. Hooghiemstra, A. Bogota, M.H.M. Groot, L.J. Lourens, M. Vriend, J.C. Berrio, E. Tuenter, J.H. van der Plicht, B. Geel, M. Ziegler, S.L. Weber(2011): Ultra-high resolution pollen record from the northern Andes reveals rapid shifts in montane climates within the last two glacial cycles. Climates of the Past pp. 299 - 316
  • M. van Leeuwen, W.M. Verkoren, F. Boedeltje(2012): Thinking beyond the liberal peace: From utopia to hetereotopias Acta Politica pp. 292 - 316
  • M. van Leeuwen, W. Verkoren(2012): 'Complexities and Challenges for Civil Society Building in Post-conflict Settings' Journal of Peacebuilding and Development pp. 81 - 94

Professional publication

  • (2003): Dispuesto para Partir: Manual de Planificación, Monitoreo y Evaluación para proyectos comunitários
  • (2004): Cultivating Seeds for Peace: Assessment of the Seeds for Peace Program of the Sudanese Women's Voice for Peace and the partnership between SWVP and Pax Christi Netherlands.
  • (2004): Local Initiatives for Peace in Southern Sudan and the Support Given to Those by Outsiders
  • (2005): Les conflits liés a la terre et les mecanismes locaux de résolution des conflits au Burundi
  • (2006): Procesos políticos partidistas y su influencia en la organización local - caso concreto San Martín
  • (2007): Estrategias y experiencias de Pastoral de la Tierra San Marcos con el programa de la conflictividad 2001-2006
  • (2008): Best Practices and Lessons learned in the Peacebuilding Programme of MiParec, Burundi

Publications for the general public

  • M. van Leeuwen(2004): Cultivating Seeds for Peace; Assessment of the Seeds for Peace Program of the Sudanese Women´s Voice for Peace and the partnership between SWVP and Pax Christi Netherlands
  • M. van Leeuwen(2004): Local Initiatives for Peace in Southern Sudan and the Support Given to Those by Outsiders

Details

Project number

W 43-271

Main applicant

Prof. dr. ir. G.E. Frerks

Affiliated with

Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for Conflict Studies

Team members

Dr. ir. M. van Leeuwen

Duration

01/01/2004 to 21/04/2009