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The European Union, Conflict Transformation and Civil Society: A Conceptual Framework

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  • Nathalie Tocci

    () (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

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The European Union considers conflict resolution as a cardinal objective of its foreign policy. It makes use of a number of policy instruments to promote conflict transformation through ‘constructive engagement’, which cover a range of sectors affecting conditions and incentives at the micro level. The EU has recognised the importance of engaging with civil society in situations of violent conflict, but needs to engage more with local civil society to make its policies more effective. This paper provides a conceptual framework and discussion to analyse which local civil society actors play a role in conflict and conflict transformation, through which activities they impact on conflicts and how, what determines their effectiveness, and finally how EU neighbourhood policies can enhance their constructive impact in peacefully transforming conflicts in its near abroad by engaging with civil society.

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  • Nathalie Tocci, 2008. "The European Union, Conflict Transformation and Civil Society: A Conceptual Framework," Policy Working Papers 1, MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcn:pwpapr:1
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    Keywords

    Civil society; European Union; European Neighbourhood Policy; violent conflict; conflict transformation;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions

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