Good Governance and ‘Quality Peace’

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Nov 2013

The field of peace studies is reaching a consensus on what predicts peace. Research shows that higher per-capita GDP, more education, and the inclusion of women and religious and ethnic minorities in public life are among the many indicators associated with stable peace. How can all of this research be brought together to provide a coherent lens that helps practitioners understand the causes of violent conflict and how to prevent it? Read »

New posts in the November 2013 issue of Peace Policy:

Conor Seyle writes that the predictors of peace or conflict can be understood through the lens of governance. More »

Peter Wallensteen goes beyond the ideas of negative versus positive peace to explore the concept of ‘quality peace.’ More »

Kristen Wall describes the emergence of new multidimensional approaches to governance reform and global peacebuilding. More »

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