Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory
|Collections||ANU Department of Public Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program|
|Title:||Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory|
|Publisher:||Canberra, ACT : State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University|
|Citation:||Ingram, S. (2014). ‘Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory.' SSGM Discussion Paper 2014/5. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program|
|Series/Report no.:||State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2014/5|
Over the past five years, several major international development policy statements and declarations have adopted ‘political settlement’ as a framing concept to guide statebuilding practice in fragile and conflict-affected states, and encouraged efforts towards achieving an inclusive, or inclusive enough, political settlement in order to underpin stability. Despite the policy enthusiasm, the concept itself remains elusive.1 This discussion paper explores how the concept ‘political settlement’ arose and where it came from, identifies its essential elements and the level of consensus around them and tests out some of its normative content. Finally it considers where the concept might go from here.
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