Thursday, 19 October 2017

International Conference \ “Dirty Peace? The Political Economy of Peacebuilding”

On 19 October, BICC will be hosting an International Academic Conference on “Dirty Peace? The Political Economy of Peacebuilding" in Bonn.

Photo: Remnants of war, Iraq. M. Rudolf \ BICC

Scholars and practitioners alike have known for long that peacebuilding is about payoffs and expected gains for key stakeholders rather than mere goodwill. Although conflict research has spent considerable efforts on discerning “greed” or “grievance” as conflict drivers, it has so far not adequately addressed the political economy of peace processes. Peace processes are at times seen as an open competition of well-meant ideas in public discourse. This reasoning is in part responsible for the glaring gap between ambition and reality in peace processes.

At the conference, analysts and practitioners will discuss the political economy of expectations, the logics of participation and consequences for setting priorities and for sequencing in peacebuilding processes under the overarching question: Which incentives could make a difference during negotiations?


Information: conference2017(at)

The conference is sponsored by the Foundation for International Dialogue of the Savings Bank in Bonn.