Publication List

From comprehensive reports to discussion papers and briefs, OEF Research addresses the notion of peace through good governance by empirical research and analysis aimed at informing policymakers and inspiring change.
Improving effectiveness in deterring piracy

The Systematic Prosecution of Somali Pirate Leadership and the Primacy of Multi-Level Cooperation

Written by Jonathan Bellish on August 15, 2014

Since 2010, well over $100 million has been spent on investigating, prosecuting, and imprisoning pirates operating off the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been subject to two related criticisms.

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Re Balancing the G-20

Re-Balancing the G-20 From Efficiency to Legitimacy

Written by One Earth Future on July 7, 2014

Research by Professors Andrew F. Cooper and Bessma Momani published in Global Governance focused on the evolution and impact of the Global Governance Group as a mechanism for linking G-20 and non-G-20 states and enhancing the legitimacy and potential effectiveness of the G-20 on the global stage.

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Private Sector Peacebuilding Kenya

The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wiser on June 10, 2014

A comprehensive review of the range of activities undertaken by the private sector before, during, and immediately after the 2013 elections is the subject of a research report by Victor Owuor and Scott Wisor.This policy brief discusses key implications from this research for policy and practice.

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The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding: The Case of the 2013 Election Cycle

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wisor on June 9, 2014

Following the disputed presidential election results in 2007- 08, widespread violence engulfed Kenya, killing over one thousand people and displacing hundreds of thousands. One in three Kenyans were directly affected by the violence. In 2013, independent observers feared that new elections might produce similar or worse violence.

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The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity

Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity

Written by One Earth Future on May 9, 2014

The journal Global Constitutionalism published an article by Eamon Aloyo in its November 2013 issue entitled, “Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against Humanity.”Aloyo’s article represents the view that some nonviolent harms, whether in a democratic or nondemocratic regime, are never legitimate.

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Global Governance Philadelphia

Global Governance: “A Philadelphia Moment”?

Written by Thomas G. Weiss on May 7, 2014

An obvious puzzle for friends and foes of international cooperation is how to explain why order, stability, and predictability exist despite the lack of a central authority to address the planet’s problems. In short, how is the world governed in the absence of a world government?

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State of Maritime Piracy 2013

The State of Maritime Piracy 2013

Written by Conor Seyle, Jens Vestergaard Madsen, Kellie Brandt, Ben Purser, Heather Randall, Kellie Roy on May 7, 2014

Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched the fourth installment of its annual reports detailing the economic and human costs of African maritime piracy. The study, "The State of Maritime Piracy 2013," examines the costs incurred as a result of piracy occurring off the coast of Somalia, as well as in the Gulf of Guinea. 

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Common Framework NGOs Report

A Common Framework for Understanding Non-state Organizations

Written by Lindsay Heger, Danielle Jung, Sarah Stroup, Wendy Wong on May 1, 2014

This paper serves as an introduction to conceptualizations of non-state organizations (NSOs) and, in particular, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations (MNCs), intergovernmental organizations (
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