Situating the Contribution of the Political Market Framework to Peace Processes

The political marketplace framework (PMF) is a lens for analyzing the logic of transactional politics in the contemporary era. It plays three roles: as a theory of the practice of politics including armed conflict, as a critique of peacemaking practice, as a toolkit or set of diagnostic lenses for the practitioner. This paper summarizes the theory, the critique and outlines the diagnostic lenses that the framework brings to bear.

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