Roland Paris is the author of At War’s End, a book published in 2004 criticizing liberal peacebuilding. In this article, he argues that liberal peacebuilding has some shortcomings but there does not exist a viable alternative. He believes that criticisms about...

After conflicts end, scholars tend to identify the post-conflict society with peace or ongoing war depending on the success of the post-conflict endeavors. The authors challenge this presumption and introduce a new conceptualization of peace by which they view...

Once tension between parties turn into an armed conflict, the international community expects formation of a peacekeeping force so that peace can be realized. This article empirically tests this assumption. Authors look at interstate and intrastate wars and wh...

This article is a good survey of civil war termination and how civil war termination affects the prospects for enduring peace and democratization. The main finding of the article is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, civil wars ending with negotiated s...

In peace negotiations during a civil war, possible biased stand of the third party state is crucial. This article focuses on the relationship between the stand of the mediator and success of peace negotiations. Svensson examines the impact of government-biased...

Although the title of the article sounds that this is an examination of consequences of negotiated settlements, the article actually is a review and test of several arguments about civil war termination. He challenges some widely-accepted arguments in the lite...

The paper develops a rational choice argument to explain under what conditions civil wars end. They draw some hypotheses to test their argument and run a quantitative analysis.    Their model is quite straight forward. A civil war is fought between a gov...

The article is an empirical research about why some civil wars recur while some others do not. The authors attempt to investigate determinants of civil war recurrence in the post-conflict environment. They argue that dual sovereignty and agency-related factors...

This article examines the impact of guarantees given by a third party on success of negotiations. Rather than looking at the classical variables of the literature, she focuses on conditions under which belligerents commit to the peace agreement. She argues tha...

The article aims to develop a theory to explain when insurgents and governments start negotiations and what factors influence the decision to start negotiations. The author is not interested in whether the peace process end successfully with an enduring peace ...