The research investigates three propositions – “drivers” of a resilient national social contract – developed through deep examination of the relevant bodies of literature and subject to extensive discussion with our Working Group.
Political settlements and social contract-making spheres and mechanisms are increasingly inclusive and responsive to core conflict issues.
“Everyday” social contract-making
Core Conflict Issues
Inclusivity / Inclusion
Institutions (formal, customary and informal) are increasingly effective and inclusive and have broadly shared outcomes that meet societal expectations and enhance state legitimacy.
Social cohesion is broadening and deepening, with formal and informal ties and interactions binding society horizontally (across citizens, between groups) and vertically (in the relations between citizens/groups and the state).