The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in PeacebuildingWritten 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.
The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding: The Case of the 2013 Election CycleWritten 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.
Improving Global Accountability: The ICC and Nonviolent Crimes Against HumanityWritten 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.
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?
The State of Maritime Piracy 2013Written 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.
A Common Framework for Understanding Non-state OrganizationsWritten by Danielle Jung, Sarah Stroup, Wendy Wong, Lindsay Heger on May 1, 2014
Understanding Governance, State of the World 2014 reportWritten by Conor Seyle, Matthew Wilburn King on April 29, 2014
"Understanding Governance" is Chapter 2 in the State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability by The Worldwatch Institute. This chapter provides an introduction to the existing research around the concept of governance.
Reducing Armed Violence with NGO GovernanceWritten by One Earth Future on April 3, 2014
A series of workshops convened by the One Earth Future Foundation and Rodney Bruce Hall (Oxford University) on the topic of the roles NGOs can play in contributing to peace and good governance resulted in the book Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance. This volume discusses whether – or the extent to which – NGOs can, as private actors, contri