democracy, economicgovernance, the rule of law and the like which,
fourth, through greater cohesion among members, may likely fuel more
extensive forms of integration and collaboration. This, fifth, acts
to reconstitute actors’ identities and interests by further
embedding them in social networks, and hence linking them to
collective expectations and commitments.
From international to
of national politico-legal structures, such as constitutions and party and electoral systems, on development projects and the lineaments of economicgovernance. Elections and IMF-approved economic models have been the cornerstones of the projects. Relatively little attention has been paid either to the grassroots dynamics of these political and economic models, or to other dimensions of governance – in particular, to whether and how practical alternatives to violence, as a means of managing conflict, may be evolving. Yet experience to date in peace