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.
Law and Peace
Law and Peace1. "The Belfast Guidelines on Amnesty and Accountability."
Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, 2013.
Law and Peace2. Bell, Christine. On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Law and Peace3. Clark, Philip. The Gacaca Courts, Post-genocide Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Justice without Lawyers.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Law and Peace4. Conciliation Resources. Legitimacy and Peace Processes: From Coercion to Consent.
Vol. 25. Accord. Conciliation Resources, 2014.
Law and Peace5. Dziedzic, Michael J. Criminalized Power Structures: The Overlooked Enemies of Peace.
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Law and Peace6. Freeman, Mark. Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice.
New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Law and Peace7. Hazan, Pierre. La Paix Contre La Justice?: Comment Reconstruire Un État Avec Des Criminels De Guerre.
Bruxelles: GRIP, 2010.
Law and Peace8. Huyse, Lucien, and Mark Salter. Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African Experiences.
Stockholm: International IDEA, 2008.
Law and Peace9. 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 Peace10. Lederach, John Paul. Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies.
Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2002.
Law and Peace11. Mallinder, Louise. Amnesty, Human Rights and Political Transitions Bridging the Peace and Justice Divide.
Oxford: Hart, 2008.
Law and Peace12. Nino, Carlos Santiago. Radical Evil on Trial.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.
Law and Peace13. Olsen, Tricia D., Leigh A. Payne, and Andrew G. Reiter. Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2010.
Law and Peace14. Philpott, Daniel. Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation.
New York: Oxford UP, 2012.
Law and Peace15. Seibert-Fohr, Anja. Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Law and Peace16. Snyder, Jack, and Leslie Vinjamuri. “Trials and Errors: Principle and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice.”
International Security 28, no. 3 (Winter 2003/04).
Law and Peace17. Stover, Eric, and Harvey M. Weinstein. My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Law and Peace18. UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights “Rule of Law Tools for Post-Conflict States”
Law and Peace19. Van Schaack, Beth. "The Building Blocks of Hybrid Justice."
SSRN Electronic Journal, March 22, 2016.
Law and Peace20. Wolff, Stefan. "From Paper to Peace: The Role of Guarantees in Peace Agreements."
World Politics Review. December 16, 2013.
Inclusive Narratives1. Anderson, Benedict R. O’G. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism.
London: Verso, 1991.
Inclusive Narratives2. Bardhan, Pranab. "Decentralization and Development: Dilemmas, Trade-offs and Safeguards."
Lecture, IFPRI Conference on Decentralization, Washington, DC, February 2010. Accessed February 14, 2017.
Inclusive Narratives3. Belloni, R. “Rethinking Nation-Building: The Contradictions of the Wilsonian Approach at Democracy Promotion."
Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 7 (2007).
Inclusive Narratives4. Bitar, Sergio, and Abraham F. Lowenthal. Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2015.
Inclusive Narratives5. Blagojevic, Bojana. “Peacebuilding in Ethnically Divided Societies”.
Peace Review 19, no. 4 (2007): 555-62.
Inclusive Narratives6. Call, Charles, and Vanessa Wyeth, eds. Building States to Build Peace.
Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.
Inclusive Narratives7. Carothers, Thomas. “The End of the Transition Paradigm”.
Journal of Democracy 13, no. 1 (2002): 5-21.
Inclusive NarrativesChandler, David, and Timothy Sisk. Routledge Handbook of International Statebuilding.
S.l.: Routledge, 2015.
Inclusive Narratives9. Department for International Development. Building Stability Framework.
London: DFID, 2016.
Inclusive Narratives10. Fritz, Verena, and Alina Rocha Menocal. Understanding State-Building from a Political Economy Perspective.
Inclusive Narratives11. Herbst, Jeffrey Ira., Terence McNamee, and Greg Mills. On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies.
London: Profile, 2012.
Inclusive Narratives12. Huntington, Samuel P. Political Order in Changing Societies.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.
Inclusive Narratives13. Kaplan, Seth D. Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development.
Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008.
Inclusive Narratives14. Linz, Juan J., and Alfred C. Stepan. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America and Post-communist Europe.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Inclusive Narratives15. 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 Narratives16. Migdal, Joel S. State in Society: Studying How States and Societies Transform and Constitute One Another.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Inclusive Narratives17. "National Dialogue Handbook."
Berghof Foundation. March 16, 2017. Accessed April 06, 2017.
Inclusive Narratives18. North, Douglass C., John Joseph. Wallis, Steven Benjamin Webb, and Barry R. Weingast. In the Shadow of Violence: Politics, Economics, and the Problems of Development.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Inclusive Narratives19. Paris, Roland, and Timothy D. Sisk. The Dilemmas of Statebuilding: Confronting the Contradictions of Postwar Peace Operations.
London: Routledge, 2009.
Inclusive Narratives20. Sacks, Jonathan. The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society.
London: Continuum, 2009.
Inclusive Narratives21. Schmitter, Philippe C. “Twenty-Five Years, Fifteen Findings."
Journal of Democracy 21.1 (2009): 17-28.
Inclusive Narratives22. 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 Narratives23. Stewart, Frances. Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Inclusive Narratives24. Stuart, Elizabeth. Making Growth Inclusive: Some Lessons from Countries and The Literature.
Oxford: Oxfam GB, 2011.
Inclusive Narratives25. "World Development Report 2011."
World Bank. 2011.
Transition Assistance1. A New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.
Transitional Justice Institute International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. 2008.
Transition Assistance2. Barma, Naazneen, Elisabeth Huybens, and Lorena VinÌuela. Institutions Taking Root: Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts.
Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group, 2014.
Transition Assistance3. 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 Assistance4. 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 Assistance5. Booth, David. "Governance for Development in Africa: Building on What Works."
Africa Power and Politics. April 2011.
Transition Assistance6. Carothers, Thomas, and Diane De Gramont. Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution.
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013.
Transition Assistance7. 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 Assistance8. Easterly, William. The White Man's Burden.
Penguin Books, 2007.
Transition Assistance9. 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 Assistance10. Farmer, Paul. "Partners in Help."
Foreign Affairs. May 24, 2012.
Transition Assistance11. Grindle, Merilee S. "Good Enough Governance Revisited."
Development Policy Review 29 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00526.x.
Transition Assistance12. Groves, Leslie, and Rachel Hinton, eds. Inclusive Aid: Changing Power and Relationships in International Development.
London: Routledge, 2004.
Transition Assistance13. Kaplan, Seth D. Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperity.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Transition Assistance14. Kinsman, Jeremy, and Kurt Bassuener. A Diplomat's Handbook: For Democracy Development Support.
3rd ed. Waterloo, ON Canada: CIGI, 2013.
Transition Assistance15. Kleinfeld, Rachel. Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform.
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012.
Transition Assistance16. McKay, John. "The Asian ‘Miracle’ After the Global Financial Crisis: Some Lessons For Africa."
The Brenthurst Foundation, July 2010.
Transition Assistance17. Natsios, Andrew. "The Clash of the Counter-bureaucracy and Development."
Center for Global Development. July 13, 2010.
Transition Assistance18. Sage, Caroline, Nicholas Menzies, and Michael J. V. Woolcock. Taking the Rules of the Game Seriously: Mainstreaming Justice in Development: The World Bank's Justice for the Poor Program.
Washington, DC: Justice Reform Practice Group, The Legal Vice Presidency, The Work Bank, 2009.
Transition Assistance19. Teskey, Graham. "Notes To Self For My First Overseas Visit!"
A Governance Practitioner's Handbook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches, 27-40. OECD, 2015.
Transition Assistance20. Unsworth, Sue. An Upside down View of Governance.
Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, 2010.
Transition Assistance21. 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 Assistance22. 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.