Special Issue: Ghana's 2012 Elections | July 11, 2013

The Role of the Security Sector in Ghana’s Democracy: A Case Study of the December 2012 Elections

While many attribute the generally peaceful nature of elections to the efficiency of the Ghanaian Electoral Commission (EC), it is important to emphasize that other state institutions, such as the security forces, have played significant roles in ensuring the consolidation of democracy in the country. This paper provides some insights into the specific roles played by the security forces during the December 2012 elections in Ghana.

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A Ghana Armed Forces military police sergeant.
Peacebuilding in Congo | June 17, 2013

Recurrent Crisis in the Eastern DRC: Petty Imperialism and Reconceptualizing the Peace Process

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest regions in the country, with diverse mineral deposits and vast arable lands. Even more than the rest of the country, however, this region has been ravaged by widespread war, sexual brutality against girls and women, theft of natural resources, and ongoing […]

Research and Practice | April 29, 2013

Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: The Importance of Documentation in Postwar Education and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) are temporarily established to investigate and document war atrocities committed against civilian populations1 They promote reconciliation between erstwhile enemies, as well as victims and perpetrators, and make recommendations to the post-conflict governments that have supported their establishment on how to avoid any recurrence of abuses. Despite the engagement of national […]

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TRC sign near Monrovia
Peacebuilding in Congo | April 29, 2013

Congolese Crisis and Demographic Problems in the African Great Lakes

The frequent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is part of a series of interlinked, complex conflicts1 encompassing the African Great Lakes region. The DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda all appear to be connected by geographical and historical factors and the legacies of decades of conflict interspersed by episodes of peace. Conflict in […]

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