» Archive for: October, 2012


Bringing things ‘into’ development seems to be all the rage. Development, it seems, is never enough. More needs to be added on as we go along.  Yet, whether it is security, conflict or the problem of violence, development itself remains highly problematic.  In an effort to reinvent development, now we are advised to add peace.  See this interesting report on “Bringing Peace into the post-2015 Framework, on the website of Transconflict, an organisation whose ‘Principles of Conflict Transformation’ we have detailed on the CPS Home Page.

Conciliation Resources provides handy updates from time-t0-time on issues that concern those interested in how political violence can be transformed into more just forms of social change.  The website is worth a visit, and you can sign on for regular updates.  Recently included this interesting discussion on recent developments around ‘preparing for peace’, and there are also other pieces on Colombia which discuss the broader context of how ‘peace’ is being interpreted and (re)constructed in that country today.


International Institute of Social Studies

Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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