Policies, reports and agreements

2003 Côte d’Ivoire Peace Agreement (Linas-Marcoussis Agreement)

2014 Declaração de Cessação das Hostilidades Militares, Mozambique

European External Action Service (2015) The EU’s Policy Framework on Support to Transitional Justice, Brussels: EEAS.

1992 General Peace Agreement for Mozambique

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (2015) Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, 17 August 2015, IGAD: Addis Ababa.

United Nations Security Council (2004) The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice and Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies, Report of the Secretary General, S/2004/616 (23 August 2004).


Databases and further links

40 Anos do 25 de Abril – 40 anos de independência: Video and audio files on independence movements collected by Deutsche Welle.

African Activist Archive Project: Documentation of US activism in support of African struggles of independence.

Conflict Sensitivity Resource Facility South Sudan: he CSRF, which is implemented by Saferworld, swisspeace, and CDA Collaborative Learning, is intended to develop and test innovative approaches to conflict sensitivity in South Sudan.

Historical Archives of Mozambique: Documents and archival materials on Mozambique. Located at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo.

Mozambique History Net: Newspaper articles and other resources on contemporary Mozambican history.

National Archive of South Sudan: A project by the Rift Valley Institute to conserve, order, catalogue and digitize government records.

Transitional Justice Database Project: A vast collection of resources on transitional justice and a variety of transitional justice mechanisms from 1997-2007.

UNHCR Archives and Records: Internal UNHCR documents and other materials of historical interest. Based at the central archive in Geneva. A vast digital collection is available online.

UN Peace Agreements Database

USIP Truth Commission Digital Collection: Includes information on the Ivorian Commission of Inquiry.

USIP Collection of Peace Agreements: A comprehensive collection of peace agreements, including from Côte d’Ivoire, South Sudan and Mozambique.


On knowledge production

Bush, K. and Duggan, C. (2014) How can Research Contribute to Peacebuilding?, in Peacebuilding 2(3): 303‐321.

Carden, F. (2009) Knowledge to Policy: Making the Most of Development Research, New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London, Singapore: IDRC SAGE.

Cooper, F. and Packard, R.M. (eds) (1998) International Development and the Social Sciences: Essays on the Politics of Knowledge, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Cornwall, A. and Eade, D. (eds.) (2010) Deconstructing Development Discourse. Buzzwords and Fuzzwords. Rugby: Practical Action Publishers.

Davies, H., Nutley, N. and Walter, I. (2005) ‘Assessing the Impact of Social Science Research: Conceptual, Methodological and Practical Issues’, Background Paper for Economic and Social Research Council Symposium on Assessing Non‐Academic Impact of Research. London: Overseas Development Institute.

Girvan (2007) Power Imbalances and Development Knowledge. heme Paper for Southern Perspectives on Reform of the International Development Architecture, Edited by The North-South Institute, Ottawa: The North-South Institute.

Goetschel, L. and Pfluger, S. (eds.) (2014) Challenges of Peace Research, swisspeace working paper 7/2014.

Goetschel, L. and Hagmann, T. (2014) Civilian Peacebuilding: Peace by Bureaucratic Means?, in Mac‐Ginty, R. (ed) Peacebuilding, Vol. 2: 397-414, London: Sage.

Guttal, S. (2007) Development, Research and Change, in IDS Bulletin, 38(2): 31‐35.

Hochmüller, M. and Müller, M.M. (2014) Encountering Knowledge Production. The International Crisis Group and the Making of Mexico’s Security Crisis, in Third World Quarterly 35 (4): 705–722.

Humphrey, J. (2007) Forty Years of Development Research: Transformations and Reformations, in IDS Bulletin 38(2): 14‐19.

Jantzi, T.L. and Jantzi, V.E. (2009) Development Paradigms and Peacebuilding Theories of Change: Analysing Embedded Assumptions in Development and Peacebuilding, in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 5: 65‐80.

Jones, B. (2015) Stories of Success: Narrative, Expertise and Claims to Knowledge, in Canadian Journal of Law and Society 30(2): 293‐308.

Jones, B. and Ficklin, L. (2012) To Walk in their Shoes: Recognising the Expression of Empathy as a Research Reality, in Emotion, Space and Society 5:103-112.

Kotzee, B.; Wanderer, J. (2008) Introduction. A Thicker Epistemology?, in Philosophical Papers 37 (3): 337–343.

Krog, A.; Mpolweni-Zantsi, N.L.; Ratele, K (2009) There Was This Goat. Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile, Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

Lemay‐Hébert, N. and Mathieu, X. (2014) The OECD’s Discourse on Fragile States: Expertise and the Normalisation of Knowledge Production, in Third World Quarterly 35(2): 232‐251.

Madlingozi, T. (2010) On Transitional Justice Entrepreneurs and the Production of Victims, in Journal of Human Rights Practice 2 (2): 208–228.

Palmer, N., Jones, B. and Viebach, J. (eds.) (2015) Ways of Knowing Atrocity: A Methodological Enquiry into the Formulation, Implementation and Assessment of Transitional Justice, in Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 30(2).

Paris, R. (2011) Ordering the World: Academic Research and Policymaking on Fragile States, in International Studies Review 13(1): 58‐71.

Peterson, J.H. (2012) A Conceptual Unpacking of Hybridity: Accounting for Notions of Power, Politics and Progress in Analyses of Aid‐Driven Interfaces, in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 7 (2): 9‐22.

Taylor, P. and Standing, H. (2007) Whose Knowledge Counts? Development Studies Institutions and Power Relations in a Globalised World, in IDS Bulletin 38(2): 79‐85.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (ed.) (2004) Social Knowledge and International Policy Making. Exploring the Linkages. Social Knowledge and International Policy Making, Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Verkoren, W.M. (2008) The Owl and The Dove: Knowledge Strategies to Improve Peacebuilding Practice of Local Non-Governmental Organisations, Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.


On transitional justice, peacebuilding and development

Anders, G. and Zenker, O. (2014) Transition and Justice: An Introduction, in Development and Change 45(3): 395‐414.

Arthur, P. (2009) How “Transitions” Reshaped Human Rights’: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice, in Human Rights Quarterly 31: 321‐367.

Bell, C. (2008) Transitional Justice, Interdisciplinarity and the State of the ‘Field’ or ‘Non-Field’, in International Journal of Transitional Justice 3 (1): 5–27.

Bennett, T., Brems, E., Corradi, G., Nijzink, L. and Schotsmans, M. (eds.) (2012) African Perspectives on Tradition and Justice, Cambridge, Antwerp and Portland: Intersentia.

Charbonneau, B. (2014) The Imperial Legacy of International Peacebuilding: The case of Francophone Africa, in Review of International Studies 40: 607‐630

Clark, P., Palmer, N. and Granville, D. (eds.) (2012) ‘Challenging Transitional Justice’, in Critical Perspectives in Transitional Justice, Brussels: Intersentia Publishing.

Dowden, R. (2008) Africa. Altered States, Ordinary Miracles, New York: Public Affairs.

Duffield, M. (2002) Social Reconstruction and the Radicalization of Development: Aid as a Relation of Global Liberal Governance, in Development and Change 33: 1049‐71.

de Greiff, P. and Duthie, R. (eds.) (2009) Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections, International Centre for Transitional Justice, New York: Social Science Research Council.

Gabriel, S. and Goetschel, L. (2016) Motivation of Philanthropists in Peacebuilding. Promoting Peace as Personal Satisfaction?, in Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 11 (2): 51-65.

Grigat, S. (2014) Educating into Liberal Peace. The International Crisis Group’s Contribution to an Emerging Global Governmentality, in Third World Quarterly 35 (4): 563–580.

Honwana, A. (1999) The Collective Body : Challenging Western Concepts of Trauma and Healing, in Track Two : Constructive Approaches to Community and Political Conflict 8 (1).

Huyse, L., Salter, M. (eds.) (2008) Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict. Learning from African Experiences, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).

Jones, B. (2014) Ensuring a Political Space for Conflict by Applying Chantal Mouffe to Post‐War Reconstruction and Development, in Progress in Development Studies 14(3): 249‐259.

Lundy, P., McGovern, M. (2008) Whose Justice? Rethinking Transitional Justice from the Bottom Up, in Journal of Law and Society 35 (2): 265–292.

McEvoy, K. and Mallinder, L. (forthcoming) Politics, Theory and Praxis: The “Respectabilisation” of Transitional Justice, in Transitional Justice. McEvoy, K. & Mallinder, L. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-25.

MacEvoy, K. and McGregor, L. (eds.) (2010) Transitional Justice from Below. Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change, Oxford: Hart (Human Rights Law in Perspective, 14).

Mac Ginty, R. (2008) Indigenous Peacemaking vs. the Liberal Peace, in Cooperation and Conflict 43 (2): 141‐143.

McCandless, E. and Abu‐Nimer, M. (2009) Peace Operations and Development Interventions: Expanding Focus on Context, Politics, Participation and Transparency, in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 5: 1‐7.

Okello, M.C., Dolan, C., Whande, U., Mncwabe, N., Onegi, L. and Oola, S. (2012) Where Law Meets Reality: Forging African Transitional Justice, Cape Town, Dakar, Nairobi and Oxford: Pambazuka Press.

Palmer, N., Viebach, J., Jones, B., Norridge, Z., Grant, A., Patel, A., Ullrich, L., Ostowar, D. and Ferguson, P. (2913) Transitional Justice Methods Manual: An Exchange on Researching and Assessing Transitional Justice, Bern: Swisspeace. (swisspeace and Oxford Transitional Justice Research)

Salih, M. (2009) A Critique of the Political Economy of the Liberal Peace: Elements of an African Experience, in Newman, E., Paris, R. and Richmond, O.P. (eds.) New Perspectives in Liberal Peacebuilding, pp.133‐58, UN University Press.

Simon, D. and Närman, A. (eds.) (1999) Development as Theory and Practice. Longman.

Subotić, J. (2012) The Transformation of International Transitional Justice Advocacy, in The International Journal of Transitional Justice, 6: 106‐125.