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Just and durable peace by piece

Objective

Peace is elusive and the quest for peace is perpetual. In Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, peace and war exist in parallel and contemporary peace support operations simultaneously involve combat operations and building peace. Hence, the goal of establishing just and durable peace is a fundamental challenge to contemporary peacemakers and academics alike. In order to shed new theoretical and conceptual light on the problematique of building just and durable peace and to offer policy-relevant advice, the team JAD-PbP has identified three critical challenges, which constitute the core of the proposal. The first challenge focuses on the quest for justice in contemporary peace processes, which has become increasingly apparent as several violent conflicts and wars are distinguished by gross human rights violation and ethnic cleansing. The second challenge concerns the quest for durable peace. Several contemporary conflicts tend to resist negotiated settlement. Yet, the ones that do reach a peace agreement still have a poor track record on implementation. The third challenge relates to the quest for effective strategies, particularly concerning the involvement of international actors in peacebuilding. JAD-PbP is convinced that the only way to address these challenges is through an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on insights in peace and conflict research, international law, political science and international relations. JAD-PbP has four core scientific objectives: (1) Enhance theoretical and methodological conceptualisation of just and durable peace (2) Analyse legal and democratic accountability of peacebuilding strategies, including mapping international law and norms on the use of force for humanitarian reasons. (3) Examine the effectiveness of general peacebuilding strategies and evaluate to what extent they enhance just and durable peace (4) Examine and compare EU:s peacebuilding strategies in Western Balkans and the Middle East

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science
  • /social sciences/law/international law
  • /social sciences/law/human rights/human rights violations

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 444 600
Administrative Contact
Christer Jönsson (Prof.)

Participants (6)

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 188 040
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Axelsson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 505
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hompstead (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 208
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorna Sillar (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 164 021
Address
University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2RD London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila J Johnson (Ms.)
Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention
Jordan
EU contribution
€ 72 960
Address
Suleiman Hadidi 52
-11185 Amman
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yasar Qatarneh (Mr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 159 600
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eran Vardi (Dr.)