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Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Political settlements: the history of an idea in policy and theory
Author(s): Ingram, Sue
Keywords: politics
political settlement
development
fragile states
Date published: 2014
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
Description: 
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12211
ISSN: 1328-7854

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