Recommended Readings

Below is a short selection of publications that we recommend as useful sources of analysis for each of IFIT’s three main issue areas: Law and Peace, Inclusive Narratives, and Transition Assistance. To see samples of IFIT’s own major publications on these issue areas, please see our Publications page.

South Sudan

Law and Peace

Law and Peace

1. "The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability."

Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, 2013.

Law and Peace

4. Conciliation Resources. Legitimacy and Peace Processes: From Coercion to Consent.

Vol. 25. Accord. Conciliation Resources, 2014.

Law and Peace

6. Freeman, Mark. Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice.

New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Law and Peace

9. Kritz, Neil J., ed. Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes.

Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995.

Law and Peace

10. Lederach, John Paul. Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies.

Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2002.

Law and Peace

12. Nino, Carlos Santiago. Radical Evil on Trial.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Law and Peace

15. Seibert-Fohr, Anja. Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Law and Peace

19. Van Schaack, Beth. "The Building Blocks of Hybrid Justice."

SSRN Electronic Journal, March 22, 2016.

Inclusive Narratives

Inclusive Narratives

2. Bardhan, Pranab. "Decentralization and Development: Dilemmas, Trade-offs and Safeguards."

Lecture, IFPRI Conference on Decentralization, Washington, DC, February 2010. Accessed February 14, 2017.

Inclusive Narratives

3. Belloni, R. “Rethinking Nation-Building: The Contradictions of the Wilsonian Approach at Democracy Promotion."

Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 7 (2007).

Inclusive Narratives

5. Blagojevic, Bojana. “Peacebuilding in Ethnically Divided Societies”.

Peace Review 19, no. 4 (2007): 555-62.

Inclusive Narratives

6. Call, Charles, and Vanessa Wyeth, eds. Building States to Build Peace.

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.

Inclusive Narratives

7. Carothers, Thomas. “The End of the Transition Paradigm”.

Journal of Democracy 13, no. 1 (2002): 5-21.

Inclusive Narratives

12. Huntington, Samuel P. Political Order in Changing Societies.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.

Inclusive Narratives

13. Kaplan, Seth D. Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development.

Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008.

Inclusive Narratives

15. Lund, Michael S., 2009, 'Conflict Prevention: Theory in Pursuit of Policy and Practice',

The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution, eds., J. Bercovitch, V. Kremenyuk, and I. W. Zartman, SAGE, London, pp. 287-308.

Inclusive Narratives

17. "National Dialogue Handbook."

Berghof Foundation. March 16, 2017. Accessed April 06, 2017.

Inclusive Narratives

21. Schmitter, Philippe C. “Twenty-Five Years, Fifteen Findings."

Journal of Democracy 21.1 (2009): 17-28.

Inclusive Narratives

22. Stepan, Alfred, Juan J. Linz, and Yogendra Yadav. "The Rise of "State-Nations".

Journal of Democracy 21, no. 3 (2010): 50-68. doi:10.1353/jod.0.0187.

Inclusive Narratives

25. "World Development Report 2011."

World Bank. 2011.

Transition Assistance

Transition Assistance

1. A New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.

Transitional Justice Institute International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 2008.

Transition Assistance

3. Beall, J., T. Goodfellow, and D. Rodgers. "Cities and Conflict in Fragile States in the Developing World."

Urban Studies 50, no. 15 (2013): 3065-083. doi:10.1177/0042098013487775.

Transition Assistance

4. Booth, David. "Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?"

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00518.x.

Transition Assistance

5. Booth, David. "Governance for Development in Africa: Building on What Works."

Africa Power and Politics. April 2011.

Transition Assistance

6. Carothers, Thomas, and Diane De Gramont. Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution.

Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013.

Transition Assistance

7. Crawford, Gordon. Foreign Aid and Political Reform A Comparative Analysis of Democracy Assistance and Political Conditionality.

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. doi:10.1057/9780230509245.

Transition Assistance

8. Easterly, William. The White Man's Burden.

Penguin Books, 2007.

Transition Assistance

9. Ellerman, David P. Helping People Help Themselves: Toward a Theory of Autonomy-compatible Help.

Washington, D.C.: World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President, 2001.

Transition Assistance

10. Farmer, Paul. "Partners in Help."

Foreign Affairs. May 24, 2012.

Transition Assistance

11. Grindle, Merilee S. "Good Enough Governance Revisited."

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00526.x.

Transition Assistance

13. Kaplan, Seth D. Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperity.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Transition Assistance

15. Kleinfeld, Rachel. Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform.

Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012.

Transition Assistance

17. Natsios, Andrew. "The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development."

Center for Global Development. July 13, 2010.

Transition Assistance

19. Teskey, Graham. "Notes To Self For My First Overseas Visit!"

A Governance Practitioner's Handbook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches, 27-40. OECD, 2015.

Transition Assistance

20. Unsworth, Sue. An Upside down View of Governance.

Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, 2010.

Transition Assistance

21. Whitfield, Lindsay. Reframing the Aid Debate: Why Aid Isn't Working and How It Should Be Changed.

Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), 2009.

Transition Assistance

22. Williams, Gareth, Alex Duncan, Pierre Landell-Mills, and Sue Unsworth. "Politics and Growth."

Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00519.x.