Reducing Armed Violence
Political Conflict

Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance

Author(s): One Earth Future
Date: April 3, 2014
Publication Type: Policy Briefs
Research Topics: Political Conflict

Overview:

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, contribute to authoritative governance outcomes in the security realm and thereby help mitigate armed violence by plugging governance gaps.

Key Findings:

  • NGOS can support good governance for peace by directly providing public goods or supporting development.
  • NGOs require legitimacy in order to have effective impact in changing behavior.
  • NGOs can support good governance for peace by changing the behavior of existing institutions.
  • NGOs can directly provide governance in areas of limited statehood by forming or participating in governing networks.

 


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