The following analyses appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation:Karlsrud, J. (2019). From liberal peacebuilding to stabilization
The following analyses appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Johns, R., & Davies, G. A.
In this issue, each of the articles selected either takes a critical approach to its research question or incorporates a careful perspective on the various racial, ethnic, gender, or other identities at play in its analyses. The first article shows that support for military action decreases when civilian causalities increase. The second criticizes the shift from peacebuilding to stabilization and counterterrorism operations. The third reviews women's informal participation in the peace process in Myanmar, and broader implications from barriers to their formal participation. The fourth suggests a link between women's participation in government, reduced levels of corruption, and higher levels of peace. The fifth details strategies for leftist civil resistance movements to confront rightwing counter-protests. The results of this critical approach empower us to see beyond our assumptions, to be surprised by the results of our work, and to view events of the world with a dash of skepticism.
We hope the research discussed in this special issue informs a cascade of activism and policy-making to avert the worst eventualities of climate change and to create a world that is more secure and more just for all of us.
When climate change is framed as a security threat, it is often due to assumptions about how changes in the climate will cause mass migration, which will itself precipitate violent conflict.
In 2016 and 2017, Eastern Africa experienced a drought that most experts believe to be linked to global climate change.
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Special Issue “Climate Change, Security, and Conflict” of the Peace Science Digest Citation: Falkner, R.
Climate change, coupled with population growth, is likely to intensify water scarcity around the world. Moreover, increased water use for agricultural and industrial purposes further exacerbates dwindling water availability.
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Special Issue “Climate Change, Security, and Conflict” of the Peace Science Digest Citation: Fröhlich, C.,
Foreign military presence increases the likelihood of terror attacks, especially suicide bombings like this week's attack against U.S. troops in Syria.