Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset

  title={Introducing PA-X: A new peace agreement database and dataset},
  author={Christine Bell and Sanja Badanjak},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={452 - 466}
This article introduces PA-X, a peace agreement database designed to improve understanding of negotiated pathways out of conflict. PA-X enables scholars, mediators, conflict parties and civil society actors to systematically compare how peace and transition processes formalize negotiated commitments in an attempt to move towards peace. PA-X provides an archive and comprehensive census of peace agreements using a broad definition to capture agreements at all phases of peace processes in both… 

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