International Journal of Peace Studies

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Autumn-Winter

For the Need for New Thinking
Abstract Credible commentators have argued that humanity stands before a major challenge: learning to live together. This paper expands on this theme, suggesting several dimensions of "new thinking" about world affairs that the authors feel are...
Globalization, State Failure, and Collective Violence: The Case of Sierra Leone
Abstract The focus of this article is the interaction of negative globalization, state failure, and collective violence (and collapse). The relationship between these is analyzed in the context of long term, intermediate, and precipitating factors...
Knowledge Networking: Implications for Peacebuilding Activities
Abstract It is increasingly recognised that the mobilisation and exchange of knowledge between different sectors (such as academia, policymakers, and practitioners) and regions (between North and South as well as among conflict regions) can be of...
Military Intervention and Prospects for Democratization
Abstract Even before the Iraq war of 2003, a body of literature was developing concerning the possibility of implanting democracy in developing states. Recent works by Mark Peceny (1999a and 1999b) suggest that those U.S. military interventions...
The International Journal of Peace Studies after Ten Years
What a pleasure it is to write an introduction to an issue of the International Journal of Peace Studies that celebrates the fact that it has survived, and prospered, for more than a decade. As I write the introduction to this issue in September 2006,...
The Peacebuilding Dilemma: Civil-Military Cooperation in Stability Operations
Abstract The nature of complex humanitarian relief, peacebuilding, and reconstruction missions increasingly forces military and civilian actors to operate in the same space at the same time thereby challenging their ability to remain impartial,...
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