The following analyses appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest. Key Words: women, civil society, peacebuilding, formal negotiations, Myanmar,
The following analyses appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation:Karlsrud, J. (2019). From liberal peacebuilding to stabilization
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.
The top-down approach to peacebuilding has largely failed at creating sustainable peace in places such as Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, and South Sudan. Yet, a small Congolese island in Lake Kivu has kept the peace despite holding known prerequisites for violent conflict. Their success is largely due to an emphasis on the local's role in conflict transformation.
Citation: George, N. (2016). Light, heat and shadows: Women’s reflections on peacebuilding in post-conflict Bougainville. Peacebuilding, 4(2), 166-179. The recent
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 4 of the Peace Science Digest Citation: Kilroy, W. & Basini, Helen
Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes. Peace Science consistently shows that female inclusion is vital to the success and longevity of peace agreements.
Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes and negotiations. Peace Science shows how women's inclusion in peacebuilding is crucial to the success and longevity of peace agreements.
This article examines whether civil society has played a role in peacebuilding efforts beyond traditional government-driven peace negotiations in the