Journal of Peacebuilding & Development
The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (JPD) is a tri-annual refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersection of conflict, development and peace.
Aiming to develop theory-practice and South-North dialogues, JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies that seek to voice the micro, hidden impact of dominant policies and practices. The mix of theory, practice, policy analysis and recommendation ensures that JPD offers a holistic, visionary set of approaches for those striving to advance collaborative efforts between the fields of peacebuilding and development.
The Journal engages contemporary debates such as:
- Building resilient states, societies and livelihoods
- Infrastructures for peace and violence prevention
- Political economy of violence, conflict and peacebuilding
- Peacebuilding and statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected context
- Economic dimensions of justice, reconciliation and social cohesion
- Identities and relationships in conflict and development
- Natural resources, the environment and peacebuilding
- Human rights and human securiy
- Nonviolence and social change
- Aid coherence and coordination in peacebuilding and development
- Paradigmatic approaches and theories underpinning policy and practice
- Peace and conflict sensitive planning, policy making, programming, and monitoring
- Cross-cutting issues: governance, national and local ownership, hybridity, capacity
development, power and empowerment, the role of culture, targeting specific groups, i.e. women, youth and minorities
JPD works with Visiting Editors and institutional partners to produce Special Issues on thematic areas. Past issues have included:
- The Role of Social Services in Peacebuilding, in partnership with UNICEF
- Infrastructures for Peace, in partnership with International Civil Society Network on Infrastructures for Peace, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), UNDP, and PATRIR
- Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development, with Roger Mac Ginty and Gurchathen Sanghera
- Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment, in partnership with Peacebuild, York University Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability
(IRIS) and Peacemedia-paixmédia
- Islam, Peacebuilding and Development, in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace & the Iraqi Foundation for Peace
- Gender Violence and Gender Justice, in partnership with the Institute of Developing Nations, Emory University
- Institutional Arrangements and Tools for Peacebuilding, in partnership with the International Peace Institute
A critical reflection of the role and impact of JPD (by Erin McCandless) and other peace and justice oriented journals can be found in Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 26:4. Available at: Taylor and Francis Online
New home at KSU:
The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is now home to Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA. With over 33,000 students and 150 undergraduate and graduate programs, KSU is the third largest university in Georgia. JPD will be home to the Conflict Management programs at KSU, which includes a Center for Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Conflict Management, and a PhD in International Conflict Management.
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More information about the Journal, and how to subscribe to it, can be accessed on the website of its publisher, Taylor & Francis.