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Mobilizing for PeaceConflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine$

Benjamin Gidron, Stanley N. Katz, and Yeheskel Hasenfeld

Print publication date: 2002

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Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

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(p.237) Appendix A: Preliminary Questionnaire for the International Study of Peace/Conflict‐Resolution Organizations

(p.237) Appendix A: Preliminary Questionnaire for the International Study of Peace/Conflict‐Resolution Organizations

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Mobilizing for Peace
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Oxford University Press

During the first phase of its operation, the International Study of Peace/Conflict‐Resolution Organizations (ISPO) used a version of this draft questionnaire to gather preliminary organizational profile data.

A. Internal Organizational Variables

1. Establishment and Formation

  1. 1.1. In what year was the organization founded? ___

  2. 1.2. Who initiated the organization's establishment?

    1. a. Individual

    2. b. Small group

    3. c. Large group

    4. D. Split from another group

    5. e. Other __________

    6. Please specify briefly __________________________

  3. 1.3. What triggered the organization's establishment?

    1. a. A specific event ____

    2. b. Prolonged process ____

    3. Please specify briefly __________________________

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  5. 1.4. Where was the organization established?

    • a. Abroad b. Within the conflict area

    • Please specify briefly __________________________

2. Participation

  1. 2.1. Estimate the number of people in each of the following categories.

    1. a. Participants ____

    2. b. Supporters ____

    3. c. Members ____

    4. d. Staff ____

    5. e. Other ____

  2. 2.2. Is the organization based on some category of participants, on the basis of gender, ethnic/ racial/ national affiliation, profession etc.? Yes __No __

    • If yes, what is it? ____________

  3. 2.3. What is the ratio of total participation from each party of the conflict? Please mark percentage of total participation:

    1. a. 1st party _____—_%

    2. b. 2nd party ______—__%

3. Organizational Structure

  1. 3.1. What is the organization's legal status? (Please use the legal term applied in your country.) __________

  2. 3.2. What is the organization's structure?

    1. a. Single center ____

    2. b. Center + branches ____

    3. c. Multiple independent centers ____

    4. d. Roof organization ____

    5. e. Other __________

  3. 3.3. Please mark all operating bodies which exist in the organization. What is the operating pattern of these bodies? For each body in the list below mark yes/no for existence in the organization, mark yes/no for operation regularity, and specify the body's meeting frequency in the organization according to the following key: (1) weekly, (2) monthly, (3) annual, or (4) specify other.

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Body

Existence

Regularity

Frequency

Board

Permanent committees

Ad hoc committees

Informal bodies

General membership

Other __________

4. Leadership

  1. 4.1. Who leads the organization?

    1. a. A single person ____

    2. b. A group ____

    3. c. Leaderless organization ____

    4. d. Other__________

  2. 4.2. To which conflict party do(es) the leader(s) belong?

    1. a. 1st party____

    2. b. 2nd party____

    3. c. mixed ____

5. Decision‐Making Patterns

  1. 5.1. Who mostly makes the decisions in the organization?

    1. a. A single leader ____

    2. b. A forum/committee ____

    3. c. The organization's assembly____

    4. d. Other __________

  2. 5.2. How are decisions taken?

    1. a. By consensus ____

    2. b. By majority vote ____

    3. c. Other __________

  3. 5.3. Decisions are usually taken:

    1. a. Upon previous planning ____

    2. b. Ad‐hoc ____

(p.240) 6. Funding

  1. 6.1. Does the organization have an annual budget? ____

    • If yes, what is the organization's current annual budget? (in U.S. dollars) ______

  2. 6.2. Mark percentage from total funding for each funding source. Specify local (L) or foreign (F).

    1. a. Private donations L__F __

    2. b. Foundations L __F __

    3. c. Government L __F __

    4. d. Fees for services L __F __

    5. e. Membership fees L __F __

    6. f. Specify other ________L __F __

  3. 6.3. Estimate the current organization's expenditures (annual, in % of total budget).

    1. a. Compensation of employees ____

    2. b. Purchases of goods and services ____

    3. c. Other __________

  4. 6.4. Does the organization receive tax benefits?

    1. a. Tax exemptions for the organization ____

    2. b. Tax breaks for donors ____

7. Ideology

  1. 7.1. What is the organization's explicit ideology? (Mark as many as apply.)

    1. a. Peace ____

    2. b. Social justice ____

    3. c. Equality ____

    4. d. Coexistence ____

    5. e. Religious and ethnic tolerance ____

    6. f. Pacifism ____

    7. g. Nonviolence ____

    8. h. Other—specify briefly ________________________

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  3. 7.2. Evaluate* the organization's ideological position within its peace/ conflict‐resolution environment (compared to others in the domain) from radical* to moderate* (circle a number): *Researcher's evaluation and definition:

  4. radical

    moderate

    12345

    678910

8. Goals

  1. 8.1. What are the organization's explicit goals?

    1. a. Education ____

    2. b. Changing public opinion ____

    3. c. Changing government policy ____

    4. d. Other

    5. Please specify briefly__________________________

9. Activities

  1. 9.1. What are the organization's activities?

    For each activity mark approximate number in the past year, mark yes∖no in the appropriate places to state if the activity is based on planning or as a reaction to an event. Specify also the activity's frequency according to the following key: (1) weekly, (2) monthly, (3) annual, or (4) specify other.

  2. Approximate number in Planned Reactive past year

    Planned yes∖no

    Reactive yes∖no

    Frequency

    Protest (demonstrations, petitions)

    Counseling and advice or assistance

    Educating (courses, seminars, workshops)

    Information or publication

    Other __________________

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  3. 9.2. Mark all audiences toward which the organization addresses its activities:

    1. a. General public____

    2. b. Specific group(s) within the public ____

      Please specify briefly __________

    3. c. Politicians ____

    4. d. Journalists ____

    5. e. Opposition____

    6. f. Government ____

    7. g. Economic elite(s) ____

    8. h. Other __________

10. Evaluation

  1. 10.1. Are there organizational mechanisms engaged in evaluation of activities and organizational processes? Yes __No __

    • If yes, what are they? __________

11. Organizational Change

Organizations change over time. The changes may be in the structure, the funding sources, the ideology, the strategies, the activities, etc. Sometimes changes in one element bring about changes in the others. The changes may be moderate or full; they may be slow and incremental (over a long period), or it may be swift or revolutionary.

  1. 11.1. To what extent has the organization changed in the past 10 years? (circle a number):

  2. not at all

    to a moderate extent

    to a good extent

    fully

    1

    2 3

    4 5

    6

  3. 11.2. If there has been organizational change, can it be defined as incremental (slow, partial, moderate change) or revolutionary (basic, fast, full‐scale)? (Place the organization on the scale below):

    • incremental change 1 2 3 4 5 revolutionary change

(p.243) B. External Relations Variables

  1. 12.1. For each category in the list below, estimate the number of organizations or individuals with which the organization has/had relations* over the years:

    1. a. Similar peace/conflict‐resolution organizations ____

    2. b. Opposition** organizations ____

    3. c. Funding organizations (foundations) ____

    4. d. Government ministers ____

    5. e. Government officials ____

    6. f. Opposition** leaders ____

    7. g. “Enemy”*** peace/conflict‐resolution organizations ____

    8. h. “Enemy”*** personalities ____

    9. i. Journalists (specific) ____

    10. j. Universities ____

    11. k. Support groups ____

    12. l. Lawyers ____

    13. m. Consultants ____

    14. n. Other ____

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Notes:

(*) By “relations” we mean both cooperative relations (e.g., joint planning, coordination) and contest relations (over the same resources), both sustained and short‐lived.

(**) “Opposition”—entities within the society opposing peace or reconciliation as advocated by the organization.

(***) “Enemy”—entities on the other side of the conflict.