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Protracted Peacebuilding of Protracted Conflicts: Developing the Concept of Spoiling (Using the Ukrainian Case)

Type: Text

Title: Protracted Peacebuilding of Protracted Conflicts

Subtitle: Developing the Concept of Spoiling (Using the Ukrainian Case)

Creator: Nataliia Haluhan

DOI: 10.15457/cp_1_110-120

Date of Publication: 19.02.2018

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language: English

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Description: The peacebuilding process tends to create spoilers. Traditional theory interprets spoilers as non-state actors. At the same time, this pattern has already been broken, as has been demonstrated in the area of the former Soviet Union in recent years, particularly in Ukraine. The existence of a powerful state actor opposed to a peace agreement, which can be proved using a rhetorical analysis of failed negotiations, creates a spectrum of new challenges. To interpret and overcome this tendency, the traditional theory of spoiling behaviour should be elaborated into a conception with three levels, which will address all parties either directly or indirectly involved in a given conflict.

Geographical Area: Ukraine, Russia, Donbass

Keywords: spoiler, spoiling behaviour, Minsk agreements II, frozen conflict, Ukraine, Russia

Structured recordings: Relitz, Sebastian (ed.): Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. Regensburg: Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), 2018. ISBN: 978-3-945232-01-9. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1.

Citation: Haluhan, Nataliia (2018): Protracted Peacebuilding of Protracted Conflicts: Developing the Concept of Spoiling (Using the Ukrainian Case). Version: 1. Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). Text. http://doi.org/10.15457/cp_1_110-120.