Lack Of Agreement Between Expectation And Reality

Cooperation – contractual or family interactions10 – depends on a harmony of expectations, on a reciprocal ability of the parties to predict the outcome of their behaviour. This is, for example, the main value of a written contract or a contract. And this structure of expectations depends on a balance of power.11 Cooperation therefore depends on expectations that are in line with power. Fourthly, because of the theoretical and substantive importance of peacemaking and peacekeeping policy, concrete direction is given and decisive variables are highlighted. For example, peacekeeping more generally depends on maintaining the congruence between the balance of power and the structure of expectations (social contract). This could be done through a unilateral change in expectations to adapt to changing capacities, or by strengthening the will to reduce an evolving gap from expectations.72, Part II, addresses some key dynamics observed in the implementation of peace agreements. These eight dynamics range from high expectations, unresolved problems, a lack of institutional capacity, the emergence of new security threats, the changing nature of the debate, the opening of a new political space, social polarization and diminishing international support. For each dynamic, the document provides some examples in different contexts. The third part highlights lessons to be learned from mediation support actors and other third parties on how to support the implementation of a peace agreement during its negotiation phase and after its signature.

The document concludes with concluding remarks on the importance of moving from the negotiating table to the implementation of an agreement. In selecting the topic for its discussions, MSN took into account the recent experience of Colombia, where a peace agreement was reached in December 2016 and where the nature of the process and its support had developed with the transition from the „agreement“ to the „implementation of an agreement“. As a case where most of the implementation began only after the signing of the peace agreement, Colombia highlighted the challenges of moving from the negotiating table to reality and highlighted the possibilities for dialogue and mediation in the context of the agreement. The annual meeting held in London in March 2018 also marked the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Belfast/Good Friday Agreement signed on 10 April 1998. Given recent developments in Colombia, Northern Ireland has provided a useful longer-term reference point and has provided important insight into the long-term nature and impact of implementing a peace agreement. These three dimensions – formal, implicit versus explicit and unconscious in relation to unconsciousness – concern the actuality of social contracts, whether it is a latent convergence at the basis of social behavior or a manifest pact of any kind.25 Defines a fairly important fourth dimension, such as a social contract. . . .