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Final Program Report—Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities

CCAPS is a multi-year research effort to identify where and how climate change could undermine state stability, to define strategies for building African state capacity, and to assess global development aid responses. Based at the…

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Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War through Institutional Design

CCAPS is pleased to announce that the research of its Constitutional Design and Conflict Management (CDCM) project has recently been published as a book by the University of Pennsylvania Press, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa:…

African Constitutional Design Database

This codebook describes the coding system for each variable included in the CCAPS program’s African Constitutional Design Database.

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Constitutional Reform for Conflict Management

In Course Module No. 2, CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman addresses a longstanding debate between academics and policymakers regarding two opposing strategies of constitutional design—accommodation and integration. Kuperman argues that both constitutional designs can produce stability,…

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Alan Kuperman on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa

In an article published in Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Alan Kuperman explores whether constitutional reform could reduce political instability and violence in Africa. The project recommends promoting gradual reform of Africa’s centralized constitutional designs by…

Constitutional Reform & Violent Conflict: Lessons from Africa, for Africa

The CDCM project explores whether and how constitutional reform could reduce political instability and violence in Africa. In CCAPS Research Brief No. 15, Alan Kuperman outlines seven case studies on African countries, a database of…

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Designing Constitutions to Reduce Domestic Conflict

Alan Kuperman presents Designing Constitutions to Reduce Domestic Conflict at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, California on April 3-6, 2013.

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Can Political Institutions Avert Violence from Climate Change?

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 1, Alan Kuperman outlines Constitutional Design and Conflict Management research on which institutions are likely to moderate or exacerbate the impact of climate change. Case studies assess how political institutions…

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Resources on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management

The CCAPS team shares this annotated bibliography of literature on African comparative constitutional design and conflict management, global comparative constitutional design and conflict management, and case studies in Africa on constitutional design and conflict management.

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A Constitutional Paradox? Ghana’s Peaceful Democratic Transition

CCAPS contributing partner Justin Frosini’s article on constitutional design and conflict management in Ghana explores the constitutional and non-constitutional factors that have contributed to Ghana’s democratic transition. The article was first published in Percorsi Costituzionali,…

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