This Independent Study seeks to understand how to improve the durability of peace in the aftermath of intrastate wars. Specifically, I research the role of implementation in achieving durable peace after the signing of negotiated settlements. Based upon a review of the literature, I begin to develop the argument that implementation is a distinct variable in peace processes. Utilizing a most similar systems comparative case study design I test my hypothesis that comprehensive implementation of negotiated settlements leads to durable peace. I offer process tracing case narratives of the peace processes resulting from the intrastate wars in Tajikistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guinea-Bissau, and Liberia. I conclude that comprehensive implementation does lead to durable peace. My research also suggests that peacekeepers might be able to preserve an otherwise unimplemented peace. My Independent Study provides a greater understanding of the often overlooked role implementation plays in achieving durable peace.
Louderback, Whitney Elizabeth, "The Implementation of Negotiated Settlements After Intrastate Wars" (2009). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 232.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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