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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

New publication \ “Dirty Peace?” The Political Economy of Peacebuilding

On 19 October 2017, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) hosted its annual international conference entitled “‘Dirty Peace?’ The Political Economy of Peacebuilding” in Bonn. BICC Knowledge Note 1\2018, edited by Elvan Isikozlu and Susanne Heinke documents the conference proceedings.

“Dirty” remnants of war: An artillery shell lying in a bombed house in the historical centre of Mossul, Iraq. Photo: C. Schlüsing \ BICC

The conference brought together over 100 academics and practitioners from around the world to exchange concepts, empirical observations and lessons learned on the prerequisites, patterns and consequences of peace negotiations. The conference focussed on the micro-politics of peacebuilding and how the ‘business’ of peacebuilding that donors, practitioners and researchers engage in have an effect on local incentives or disincentives for keeping the peace. Participants at the conference called for more awareness of one’s own role in the complex process of peacebuilding and the ethical challenges these processes present.

The conference was generously funded by the Foundation for International Dialogue of the Savings Bank in Bonn and the US Consulate General in Düsseldorf.

BICC Knowledge Note 1\2018 “Dirty Peace?” The Political Economy of Peacebuilding

Press release Neue Publikation \ “Dirty Peace?” The Political Economy of Peacebuilding (in German)