The purpose of this report is to review Australian experience of peace processes and suggest possible approaches for strengthening them.
Best Value Procurement (BVP) was introduced in Norway in 2016. BVP has contributed, to a certain extent, to Lean implementation. However, the practice should be improved to increase value and transparency and minimize conflict and waste.
Consensus is overrated: how agonistic pluralism and radical planning challenges the post-political city
This paper asks: How can planning processes be transformed to better accommodate agonistic conflict in the form of activism as a legitimate practice in the pursuit of a more democratic city?
Because of their good relations with both the US and Israel, certain Arab states are well placed to play an important role in Israeli–Palestinian peacemaking. This briefing explores four scenarios concerning their role in the process and the likely outcomes.
Fragile states are those characterised by problems of weak governance or of conflict, internal or cross-border. They are also described, less crisply but more carefully, as countries in fragile and conflict-affected situations – hence the acronym used in this paper, FCA countries. For about a...
A 21-nation Pew Global Attitudes survey finds widespread opposition to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. And in most countries, there is majority support among opponents of a nucleararmed Iran for international economic sanctions to try to stop Tehran’s weapons program. The Chinese and the Russians are...
Under the new family law system in Australia it is compulsory for separating parents to attempt family dispute resolution (FDR) prior to taking their parenting dispute to court. Although there is an exception for family violence cases, many women who have experienced such violence will...
The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.
This paper examines the costs of extractive company‐community conflict and draws insights from how companies are responding to mitigate or avoid the occurrence, extent and costs of such conflict.