Date:
30 July 2015

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: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design, edited by Alan Kuperman.

Date:
01 April 2014

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, but they must be implemented properly.

Date:
30 October 2013

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 counter-balancing them with liberal institutions.

Date:
02 July 2013
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 constitutional design in all of Africa, and policy recommendations for foreign aid to promote democracy and good governance.
Date:
01 August 2011
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 could buffer the impact of climate change by channeling societal stress into non-violent outcomes.
Date:
06 March 2011
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.
Date:
01 January 2011
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, n.2/3, 2011.
Date:
30 June 2010
The June 2010 planning meeting of the Constitutional Design and Conflict Management (CDCM) team brought together preeminent scholars and practitioners to discuss the scope and methods of the CDCM research project. The group debated and finalized the research framework and case study countries to be studied.