New publication: Justice and Peace

New PRIF anthology published about the role of justice claims in international cooperation and conflict

It is not unusual for Justice and Peace to be in conflict with each other. | Photo:UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns

It is not unusual for Justice and Peace to be in conflict with each other. | Photo:UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns

Often enough, peace and justice come into competition or even conflict with each other. But under what conditions do implicit or explicit ideas of justice held by actors lead to violent conflicts, and under what conditions can they form the basis for sustainable peace? And how can justice conflicts constructively be dealt with? These questions were addressed by PRIF researchers in the "Just Peace Governance" research program from 2011 to 2017.

The most important results of the different research projects carried out as part of the eight-year research program have now been compiled in a new and comprehensive PRIF anthology. The eleven contributions deal with justice conflicts in democracy promotion and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, the importance of institutional justice in the African Union, the role of justice claims in peace negotiations in Afghanistan, and much more.

The volume ‘Justice and Peace. The Role of Justice Claims in International Cooperation and Conflict’ was published by Springer VS and is edited by Caroline Fehl, Dirk Peters, Simone Wisotzki and Jonas Wolff. Harald Müller's article 'Justice from an Interdisciplinary Perspective: The Impact of the Revolution in Human Sciences on Peace Research and International Relations' is freely available under a CC BY 4.0 license.