The research emanating from PA-X offers substantial conceptual and empirical work, re-characterising the relationship of peace processes and peace agreements to political settlements. Our research is focused mainly on inclusion in peace processes. Who is included in what types of agreement, and what issues are covered?
We are interested in exploring the trade-offs between elite bargains and other forms of inclusion in peace agreements, and considering the implementation difficulties that may arise. We examine how political/military elites and other social forces press claims of inclusion during peace processes. How is inclusion ‘navigated’ in the changing landscape of a peace process?