Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict


January 2016

Champions without Trophies: Motivational Factors Behind Women and Their Resilience in Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Eldoret, Kenya
IntroductionDuring the first two multi-party elections in Kenya (years 1992 and 1997) more than 1,500 people were killed and about 500,000 internally displaced, mainly in the Rift Valley province. The majority of the victims were women and children.1...
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Post Dominant Them: A Comparison of Post-Soviet Estonia and Post-Apartheid South Africa
At first glance the countries of Estonia and South Africa are not very similar. Upon further inspection, they still have very little in common. They are located on different continents with very different terrains. There is a considerable size difference...
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January 2015

Editor's Introduction
Welcome to our 2015 edition of the journal!We have several strong research articles in this issue that explore a wide range of peace and conflict concerns. The issue opens with two articles that present examples of how ritual and religion can be better...
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Interreligious Ritual as a Grassroots Peacebuilding Tool: A Mindanao Case Study
In the Southern region of the Philippines, on the conflict-affected island group of Mindanao, Muslims, Christians, and Lumads (indigenous people) have been working together for decades to heal the deep prejudice among each other created by the conflict...
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The Salient Need to Develop New Understanding: An Analysis of Approaches to Transnational Terrorism [TT], Armed Conflict, and Fragility in African States
IntroductionTransnational Terrorism (TT) is now a challenge posing serious threats to our collective peace and security in African region. But in armed conflict-affected and fragile states the threats of TT present particular and insidious challenges...
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Humanitarianism Goes to War: 9/11 and the Origins and Framing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation
IntroductionPresident George Bush signed into law the Millennium Challenge Act on January 23, 2004. It had been a long and difficult political road to such a high-minded conception. The MCA created the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for the purpose...
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Confronting Violence at the Little Bighorn
Peace TheoryPeace and violence are opposites. Simply put, peace work means trying, through peaceful means, to reduce current levels of violence and to make future violence less likely. Peace is the goal and also the process. As postulated by Johan Galtung,...
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Peace Ecology
Peace Ecology, by Randall J. Amster. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. 2015. x + 227 pages, $24.95, paper. ISBN 978-1-61205-297-7.In the present volume, Randall Amster constructs a compound understanding of peace ecology. As part of this process, he...
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Jesus Christ: Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace
Jesus Christ: Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace, by Terrence J. Rynne. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2014. Paperback, 253 pages, notes, bibliography, index, $25, ISBN 13: 978-1-62698-6.Terrence J. Rynne, founder of Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking,...
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Sports, Peacebuilding and Ethics
Sports, Peacebuilding and Ethics, Linda M. Johnston, editor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014. Paperback, 211 pages, notes, author biographies, $40.00. ISBN: 978-1-4128-5388-0.Sports, Peacebuilding and Ethics features a distinguished group...
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January 2014

The Influence of Latin American Domestic Courts in the Development of the Right to Truth
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"1George SantayanaIntroductionUsually when someone thinks about the development of human rights throughout history, countries like France, England and the United States come to mind. This...
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Femme Fatale: A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Societal Impacts of Gendering Language
IntroductionFrantz Fanon begins one of his most influential works, Black Skins, White Masks, in saying, "We attach a fundamental importance to the phenomenon of language and consequently consider the study of language essential for providing one element...
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