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Hello friends I hope you all are doing well,
Dear Seniors, I am a PhD aspirant in Civil Wars Studies and new to this area.
I request experienced scholars in the field to please suggest me some good books/articles readings for understanding the basics in the area.
Any suggestion about good articles/books on the Research Methods in Civil Wars studies would also be welcomed.
Hi, I would like to focus my dissertation on the phenomenon of the public voting 'NO' to the Colombian peace treaties of 2016.
I have done some brainstorming:
- Opposition campaign lead by popular ex-president Alvaro Uribe
- Cultural differences
- Historical background (suffering)
- People not interested in politics
- Media, propaganda coverage, fake news
- Difficulty in reading the peace accords
- The church involvement against the government
- Electoral victory of Alvaro Uribe
I was wondering if you had some theoretical knowledge I can link my research to? I would really appreciate some help narrowing down to have a more focused direction, thank you.
After African states obtained their independence, the artificial and poorly demarcated borders of many countries were considered the most potent source of conflict and political instability. This resulted in heated debates on whether to revise or maintain the colonial borders, hence the research question seeks to explore the effectiveness of the African Union in resolving ethnic border conflicts and how it can be an effective tool towards resolving the aforementioned conflicts. Furthermore, what can be improved as well as new measures which can be implemented to curb these conflicts?
I am trying to start a project on the subject and your help would be appreciated
This is a theoretical question that endeavors to address contemporary issues. My frame of reference is that world peace is the ideal. In conflict situations, what form of geopolitical combat might be the best or the most effective pathway to peace and national and international security?
At fiften minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, an atomic bomb was detonated above Hiroshima. Most of the city was destroyed, and by the end of that year 90,000–166,000 inhabitants had died as a result of the blast and its short-term effects. Epidemiological studies have documented increased disease burdens for malignant conditions among survivors including those exposed in utero, as well as risks for some noncancer diseases The psychosocial effects and consequences are less well studied, but remain substantial to this day. August 6, 2020 will be an opportunity for global remembrance of this human catastrophe.
DISCUSSION TOPIC: What as human beings and as scientists have we learned?
What are the rationale for small states to contribute to peacekeeping operations?
It seems like many small states are contributing more peacekeepers than the middle/great powers, what explains the puzzle?
Over the last years the role of non-state actors (NGOs, businesses, corporations, traditional authorities, rebel groups, communities, street gangs, etc.) in the provision of services and the production of social order has grasped the attention of scholars from different fields such as development, security, and peace and conflict studies. In these debates, the concept of governance has been central as it allows to convey the idea that order–making is the result of the interaction of different state and non-state actors. However, when talking about the relations and the twiligh character of the interaction between state/non-state, formal/informal, legal/illegal actors a lot of theoretical ambiguity remains. In this regard, I would like to ask what do you think that the difference between the terms 'hybrid governance' and 'alternative governance' is. In general, both terms are used to designate arrangements in which non-state actors take on functions classically attributed to the state. However, I've seen the concept of 'alternative governance' more often in works that analyze the role of illegal/criminal actors (e.g. Cheng, 2018 or Idler, 2019), while the one of 'hybrid governance' has been used to designated both legal and illegal actors.
I am interested in finding peers active in the making or the studying of participatory animation for purposes of social justice, peace, improvement of communication avenues. If you are active in the field or heard of a relevant project, please let me know.
If you look closely you will realise there is a lot of money going into aid and l believe more will still go. But does that translate to development.?
I am working on an article about teaching practices/pedagogy in peace and conflict studies, with a point of departure in a postcolonial stance, and are looking for research attending to this.
There is terrorist attack in one country. Another country start war-on terror or counter terrorism. In this way, partially or fully capture a handsome piece of land. In this way control all affairs of that country. This seems that terrorism is a game-war strategy.
Is anyone of you aware of a systematic (or at least very broad/comprehensive) review of the literature on securitisation theory? I was just discussing this with a colleague, but besides some "state of the art" pieces by Waever, Balzacq, Stritzel etc. and the "Agents without agency" paper by Comte (which is rather systematic, but largely focused on the aspect of agency), we could find little that systematically maps out which elements of securitisation have been used how and where for which purposes.
As the endgame approaches it becomes clear that Britain's current political leaders cannot/will not sign up to any special deal for Northern Ireland as proposed by the EU negotiators (and Ireland of course).
Yet Britain's negotiators insist that there will be no 'hard border' in Ireland. The EU have called this 'magical thinking' somewhat amusingly to Irish ears.
Can you help Britain square the circle? Leave the single market as the UK of GB and NI and yet not have a customs border between the latter and the rest of Ireland.
I am not talking about deterrence, but simply about embracing non-violence "at all costs" (no matter what that might mean).
At the foundation of principled nonviolence is the moral obligation of noncooperation with and/or resistance to injustice, oppression, tyranny, etc. I am interested in the various schools of thought, literature, that addresses the rational basis of this obligation. What are the reasons that ground this obligation? Why should we resist or not cooperate with injustice?
I m looking for an interesting dissertation thesis subject on the middle east studies or African Studies... I m interested in terrorism, the public diplomacy, peace conflict and the religion/sects (wahhabism etc.)...Actually I found some subjects but I think that the subjects which I found are too detailed or too specific to work on...
Seeing what is happening right now in Colombia, about demobilised FARC members being killed after they handed over their weapons, is there any other case in the world where this happened? Former combatants being killed or threatened after they disarmed?
I am wondering whether anyone of you could recommend some literature on the experiences and dilemmas peacebuilding practitioners face, as well as on their experiences, impacts or perceptions.
want to know how ethnic conflict in Libya started,its causes and the prospect of peace
As far as I know, there is a growing literature, which discusses the potential of public service delivery to contribute to peace-building via increasing the legitimacy of service providers (often assumed to be governmental agencies), but what about the other way around? Are there situations where poor public service provision leads to a crisis of legitimacy and subsequent political instability? Are there major differences with regard to different types of services, modalities of service provision and contexts (e.g. during humanitarian emergencies)? Is there a literature that discusses these questions, in particular with reference to water services?
Any leads will be highly appreciated.
I would resume it with Hungarian civilian, and law enforcement individuals, and we could compare the results.
1. Do you think African Union is strong in regional politics?
2. Does the African Union hears the local voice of community in the ground such as in Somalia?
3. Who shapes the power relations and convergence in African Union decison making process in Regional matters such as in the Horn of African's prolonged conflcits?
Please, someone can share a desagregated database of
GLOBAL PEACE INDEX?
Please, someone can share a desagregated database of GLOBAL PEACE INDEX (from Vision of Humanity) for the following period: 2000-2014? I appreciate your support.
Does anyone have any idea whether there has been done research on the role of mothers in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war?
I am looking for anything, research wise or in the form of documentaries.
Hoping for response on this! Thanks in advance!
please help me completing my paper. I do not know how to write down the analysis part? what are the components of papers when we use AMOS Graphics? for example what should I write on methodology? results or other parts of the paper. the paper title is: causes of competition among regional organizations member states. I identified 4 factors: Political, Economic, Cultural and Geopolitical that are effective on competition. their factor loading on competition respectively are: .80, .64, .75, .86. please send me sample papers for using as a model.
Thank you in advance.
I'm making a research about the Palestine exodus after the first Arab-Israel war. The aim is to analyze if the Palestine refugee problem was born from war or a design.
Thomas Weldon, Oxford philosopher and aide to Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris belived that the only way to end war was for it to be as evil and nasty as possible. A war fought by rules would simply perpetuate war. Did he have a point?
So therefore, it is not a question of ethics at all! War is not the opposite of peace, nor is it a corollary of it! War is a complete breakdown in civilization, so it shouldn't have "ethics" thrust upon it. Because that way lies danger; that way, war becomes acceptable! The means of death and destruction are immaterial, war was always war, the only difference today is the scale of it! So, when this war is finally over, the world should accept that there is no limit; there are no "Hague Rules of Combat" anymore! The worse war is, the more savage it becomes! When people understand this, and stop trying to limit it, then perhaps, we shall achieve lasting peace!
Thomas Dewar Weldon: Fellow in Philosophy Magdalen College Oxford
What I am looking for:
A panel dataset which informs on the proportion by which a country is affected by violent conflict (wars between states, wars between state and non-state actors, maybe even between non-state actors). It should cover the time from 2007 to present (plus minus) and be time variant. E.g. if 50 % of Syria is affected by civil war in 2014 and by 80% in 2015 it should say 50% and 80% for Syria in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Why I am looking for this:
Literature on refugee flows says that battle deaths is poor predictor, but proportion of country affected by violence is a good one.
Which datasources I know of but are not what I need:
UCDP geo-coded data
Perfect dataset, actually too perfect. The map with the polygons is nice but covers only the time time until 2010. The map with just the coordinates does not allow me to calculate the proportion of country affected. Calculating it myself would be a task for which I do not have the resources.
State Failure Task Force
Has been quoted in previous work but does not seem to be freely accessible. I did not look for it much because apparently it ignores inter-state conflict. The data I am looking for should at least include inter- and intra-state wars.
Does not cover enough time.
Covers only Africa, I need the entire world.
In case you know of a dataset I missed or maybe replication data of someone who used e.g. the UCDP data and compiled it in a way that it fits my needs, I would be very greatful if you could point that out! Thanks a lot for taking your time; looking forward to reading from you!
Why Does Saudi Arabia Consider Iran as a Threat? what do Arabian people think about Iran? is this cold war between Iran and Arab countries? What is the relationship between jihadism and Saudi Arabia?
How two countries can contribute to stability and peace in the Middle East?
there are other options like the UN, Diplomatic Conference, EU...
Like a study done after a certain period of time e.g 2- 5 yrs to show how the clubs are manged and the success/failure cases
Not referring to 1919 Versailles conference, but to the one after World War II.
In Colombia we are in a peace process, and the private sector has challenges. which one?
I would greatly appreciate further advice on sources to tap - apart from the BBC! - about the renewed conflict in the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. My dissertation is focusing on whether the 1992 conflict, where it seems there was Russian involvement, helped shape Azerbaijan's post Soviet national identity, and I wondered if Russia might be involved again now.
My thanks again for all the advice I have already received from you.
Women, Peace and Security is one of the most contentious areas one can be involved in. In your experience, what are some really good approaches to training people to make them more receptive to WPS concepts and engaged in WPS implementation?
ZANU PF has been in power since 1980 and there appears no threat to its electoral and political dominance. i feel that explanations that the party relies on violence alone is rather tautological. i am looking for an innovative and novel theoretical framework which i can use to anchor my paper upon.
Moscow and Ankara continue to contest the circumstances surrounding Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet over the Syrian border on 24 Nov.
Considering that Russia and Turkey have strong economic ties, and Russia is Turkey's largest importer, and this is another dispute with NATO after Crimea; what are the consequences of Turkish-Russian dispute over the downed jet?
Was Turkey justified in shooting down a Russian fighter jet?
The spread of terrorism in West Africa and the theory behind it.
The Algerian struggle for independence from France is often referred to by analysts as a kind of model for what the Palestinians are trying to achieve. Like many commonplace assumptions, I find it is hard to actually document (although it may well be an accurate assumption). Is anyone familiar with sources that illustrate the link?
Apart from the case in this contribution (Central African Republic) I am not aware of in-depth studies on repercussions of rebellion on those political parties that are not linked to a rebellion. I am wondering who is actually working on representation questions during/after armed conflicts.
I am looking at the role and contribution of international courts in promoting and ensuring inter-state and intra-state peace.
Israel is one of the most militarized country in the world. It is caused by experience and the fact that the country is surrounded on all sides by openly hostile countries that deny its right to exist. Israel explains that there is no other exit and policies of militarization and increase to the highest level the defense industry and defense capability is a condition for the survival of this country. That's why according to Global Peace Index Israel is one of the least peaceful country. Is Israel really has no other way out? Are the skeptics of the theory of the contract against Israel?
I want to do research on the "role of women in conflict prevention" in the Great Lakes Region.
Why and how small incidents engage so many people so passionately?
I'm looking specifically for research which proposes or identifies a theoretical captivity model. Any and all contributions gratefully received!
I have trouble finding a text with a more or less precise definition of what is to be understood as environmental peacebuilding. I found that scholars are often either working with the term environmental peacemaking or just use the term environmental peacebuilding without defining it or explaining how it differs from other concepts such as environmental peacemaking.
Text suggestion would be wonderful and much appreciated.
I would like to write about recruitment of child soldiers, but can´t find any framework which I could apply on some region. I need some categorization with good criteria, so it will be not difficult to apply on for example middle east.
My Conflict Studies program is looking to increase the size of its faculty. To that end, we seek to map out the interdisciplinary field of Peace and Conflict Studies. We're studying programs, etc., but I'd like to see what existing efforts to map this complex field have produced. Thanks!
Peace and Sport is a strong research field that needs to be more recognised. Can you describe the actions of this field in your country?
Currently doing field research on the impact of armed conflict on women in conflict-affected areas in the Sudan, we are proposing a literature review as part of the introductory chapters of the research, seeking assistance on the most recent theoretical work done on this area.
I am researching on the Female peacekeepers focusing on DRC.I am looking for data to show the effectiveness.
Many think that dialogue is just a form of two-way communication. But is that so? What is your understanding about dialogue? People keep on discussing and mentioning dialogue but why is it important? Or it is just a white elephant term that we only mention but don't practice?
In case of Pakistan, there are factions of society which demand that the government should negotiate with the terrorists and militant groups. To what extent it can be useful in your opinion?
I am conducting empirical research on the Climate Change impact on Human Security and looking for yearly data of human security index or related data. I appreciate for your comment and suggestions.
Nigeria and Ghana are two countries which have been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council this week. See http://j.mp/ZNaYNa .
However Nigeria ranks 28th out of 52 African Union states in the Human Rights indicator of the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance. This reflects a negative change in the country's score over the past five years, despite an improvement in its overall performance.
I'm going to write a paper on Reflection on Role of Track III actors in peacebuilding in Nepal. Therefore, if you have any ideas about the useful materials in related field, I kindly request you to provide your suggestion.
I’m currently looking for a way to rank the success of different conflict resolution and/ or peacebuilding initiatives throughout the world. Do you know of any data project with such indicators or methodological literature, which would help me discerning the most relevant criteria for determining various levels of success?
In May 2014, Thailand experienced its 12th Military coup. This is one of the highest coup rates in the world. The factors driving these coups are well understood. What is less certain is how Thailand can break out of this cycle of coups. Are there any feasible ways to break this cycle?
I have worked in international conflict dispute areas focusing on two areas (1) international parental abduction and (2) peace processes/building. Both areas focus on the MENA region where I have worked for nearly 20 years. I have found more similarities between the two types of conflicts than any other with religion being not only central to the conflict - but their appears to be an inherited component of the dispute.
It is known that Lewis Fry Richardson has studied mathematical model for conflict resolution. For instance: http://www.math.purdue.edu/~smw/m303/resources/war.pdf
My question is: Considering prolonged conflicts between Ukraine-Russia and also between Israel-Palestine, then is it possible to apply that Richardson's model to help solving those conflicts? Perhaps that model will be useful for policy makers and peaceful efforts.
What is your opinion on Richardson's model? Is it useful for conflict resolution? Your comments are welcome.
The last stage of negotiations (Iran talks 5+1) has begun and will continue for 18 days.
It is for the research I am working on.
Sports diplomacy describes the use of sport as a means to influence diplomatic, social and political relations. Sports diplomacy may transcend cultural differences and bring people together.
The use of sports politics may have both positive and negative implications. What have you observed in your country? What variables could be controlled to enhance or produce positive effects of international sports on diplomatic social and political relations between countries?
I wonder if I can interpret the termination of conflict as a political opportunity arising in the homeland which can be interpreted by diasporas as an opportunity/threat in order to mobilize. However, the problem with the social movement theory is the mechanisms and processes. I would appreciate your comments
What is the principal contribution of humanitarian intervention to global peace and security?
I would like to get in touch with researchers who have done or are currently doing work on border-related issues, particularly on border management, border disputes, and soft borders.
A conflict is not necsessarily good or bad, it should be evaluated in terms of individual and organizational functions and dysfunctions.
The Egyptian spring revolution (January 25, 2011) has not progressed well, and resulted in many problems, and did not resolve democratic or economic problems.