Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, this exciting new reader provides an overview of important and current scholarship in this dynamic area of study. This entry presents an empirical perspective on war and peace we also published a data visualization history of human violence here on ourworldindataorg which presents empirical data showing that we are now living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence. An overview of peace management and conflict resolution course overview the peace management and conflict resolution course is an interdisciplinary course whose aim is to introduce learners from a variety of backgrounds to the analysis of conflict, violence, and peace. Peace and conflict studies entails understanding the concept of peace which is defined as political condition that ensures justice and social stability through formal and informal institutions, practices, and norms. The role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding is complex, yet has often been depicted in binary terms the report offers an overview of the relationship between religion and conflict and looks at the evidence on religion as both a driver of conflict and as a driver of peace.
An overview of peace and conflict definitions: peace is often seen as the converse of war i e peace and war as two sides of the same coin hence the definition of peace as the absence of war, and that of war as the absence of peace the problem with this definition is that it does not explain everything about peace and war for example even in situations of war, some conditions of peace still. Many interpretations of peace and conflict in africa are too simplistic the book under review, therefore, seeks to deviate from those interpretations and provide a more detailed perspective a collection of essays edited by david j francis, the book is touted as an introduction text to key themes with regard to peace and conflict in [.
An overview of conflict issues and political problems in nigeria, as well as profiles of the work of local conflict resolution organisations.
Peace and conflict 2014 provides a very useful and accessible overview of key trends and themes, begins to address some of the burning issues in the field, and helps put risks into perspective — tilman brück , director, international security and development center, germany.
Overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods and key concepts in peace and conﬂict studies today the volume is divided into four sections, commencing with ‘under. An intrastate armed conflict (also known as a civil conflict) is a conflict between a government and a non-state group that takes place largely within the territory of the state in question an intrastate armed conflict becomes an internationalized intrastate armed conflict when the government, or an armed group opposing it, receives support, in the form of troops, from one or more foreign states. Conflict criminologists entrenched in the economic and social values of karl marx understood that conflict was a universal form of interaction among everyone therefore, conflict is not to be avoided or denied, but rather embraced.
With peace and conflict studies’ more recent departure from activism in the last decade or two, conflict resolution and management has been, as lederach’s colleagues have noted, co-opted by academics with a lack of connection to the community. A master in peace and conflict studies is designed for students interested in the study of conflict affected areas and constructive ways to create peace programs address inequality, violence, security, and instability, as well as all levels of contributing factors to peace and conflict, from the individual to global issues.