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Civil Society at the Negotiation Table, Legitimacy Beliefs and Durable Peace
Peace and Conflict Studies (2015)
  • Direnç Kanol, Dr.
Abstract

It is argued that including civil society at the negotiation table can increase the perceived legitimacy of peace treaties. As a result, it can contribute to the consolidation of peace. In this paper, the author presents the findings from a controlled experiment in order to test the impact of inclusive peace negotiations on the perceived legitimacy of peace treaties. Contrary to the expectations of the scholars working on the inclusiveness and the consolidation of peace hypothesis, the results show that the treatment group in the experiment does not perceive inclusive peace agreements to be more legitimate.

Keywords
  • Peacebuilding,
  • Civil Society,
  • Legitimacy Beliefs,
  • Peace and Conflict
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Direnç Kanol. "Civil Society at the Negotiation Table, Legitimacy Beliefs and Durable Peace" Peace and Conflict Studies Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/direnc_kanol/9/