Critical Peace and Conflict Studies
Number of members: 120
Critical Peace and Conflict Studies is primarily concerned with the quality and nature of peace in cultural, social, economic, and political terms, ranging from the international system to the state and communities. It requires interdisciplinary investigation into peace and conflict dynamics, connecting post-colonial studies, anthropology, sociology, critical geography, critical development studies, and international relations. The Standing Group focuses on local peace agencies, infrastructures for peace and non-violent state formation dynamics. It examines how critical peace agencies can assert itself against different types of power in order to defend needs and rights that may otherwise be ignored in internationally-led peace processes.
"Politics determines the process of "who gets what, when, and how"" - Harold Lasswell