Monthly Archives: July 2010

Reflections on what Peace Studies is or might be

by Mel Rohse To start with, I just want to say that I don’t intend here to do a survey of what topics have been researched so far or may be researched under the name of Peace Studies. A good … Continue reading

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Activism vs. academia?

by Heather Blakey This question comes up a lot when we’re talking about the impact of academic work, so we thought it would be an interesting one to talk about here. There is a definite fear that activism means we … Continue reading

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Peace Studies in the 21st Century Part 3

by Professor Jenny Pearce J.v.pearce at bradford.ac.uk What Next? Peace Studies in the 21st Century Our challenge therefore is to refocus our energies and to open up to all who share a concern with the elusive ideal of a peaceful … Continue reading

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Peace Studies in the 21st Century Part 2

by Professor Jenny Pearce J.v.pearce at bradford.ac.uk Peace Studies 1973-1993: Perimeters and Parameters[i] Bradford Peace Studies was by no means the first centre for the study of peace in the world, when the Chair was established in 1973. The Center … Continue reading

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Peace Studies in the 21st Century: An Inaugural Blog

Like any other intellectual field, Peace Studies surely requires constant and controversy generating effort to intellectually frame itself, and especially so given that ‘peace’ comes perilously close to being an empty signifier. Yet, what would happen to humanity without a concept of peace? Continue reading

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