In recent years, we have witnessed several peace negotiations collapsing and peace processes being stalled. The odds of such negotiations failing are especially high in cases of internal conflict. The peace that follows an agreement is often unsatisfactory and marked by continuation of interethnic tensions, lack of order, and eruption of violence. The lack of sustainable peace is illuminated in the body of literature, which conceptualizes peace as temporary and contested, using such terms as "fragile," and "unstable," which reflect the acute problem of durability.
|Title of host publication||Unfinished Business: Why International Negotiations Fail|
|Publisher||University of Georgia Press|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|