JCMI Working Paper #1 Human Security
Joint Civil-Military Interaction as a Tool in Responding to Asymmetric Threats Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. and Srečko Zajc
Joint Civil-Military Interaction for an Innovative Euro-Atlantic Community Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. and Srečko Zajc
A New Role for Joint Civil-Military Interaction Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. and Srečko Zajc
Military Negotiation as Meta-Leadership: Engage and Align for Mission Success Thomas Matyók, Ph.D.
Is There Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered Warfighting Curriculum Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. and Cathryne Schmitz, Ph.D.
Joint Civil-Military Interaction: A Unity-of-Aim Method for Peacebuilding Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. and Sven Stauder
in Routledge Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies, Sean Byrne, Thomas Matyók, Imani Michelle Scott and Jessica Senehi (Eds.).
The Vital Role of Religion in Civil-Military Interaction Thomas Matyók, Ph.D.
Religion and Peacebuilding Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D. and Thomas Matyók, Ph.D.
Religion: A Missing Component of Professional Military Education Thomas Matyók, Ph.D.
Military Peace Leadership: Space and Design for Connectedness Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. in Peace Leadership: The Quest for Connectedness, Stan Amaladas and Sean Byrne (Eds.). Routledge
JCMI Working Paper Human Security Working Paper
MONUSCOS 2021 Mandate Renewal: Transition and Exit Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D.
The Potential for Violence in Helping: Resisting the Neo-Colonialism of Humanitarian Action Thomas Matyók, Ph.D and Cathryne Schmitz, Ph.D. in Violence: Probing the Boundaries Around the World, Arie David Plat and Silvia Naisberg Silberman (Eds.).
Humanitarianism and Security: Trouble and Hope at the Heart of Africa Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D.
The Case for a more Prosperous and Stable Country: What is at Stake in the DRC? Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D.
Africa Wars in the 21st Century: The Militarization of Politics and Politicization of the Military Workshop Report Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D. and Olajumoke (Juma) Ayandele, Ph.D.
Desecuritizing the Politics of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Yvan Ilunga, Ph.D.
Central to a transformational approach to conflict is the idea that conflicts must be viewed as embedded within broader relational patterns, and social and discursive structures—and must be addressed as such. This implies the need for systemic change at generative levels, in order to create genuine transformation at the level of particular conflicts. Central, also, to this book is the idea that the origins of transformation can be momentary, or situational, small-scale or micro-level, as well as bigger and more systemic or macro-level. Micro-level changes involve shifts and meaningful changes in communication and related patterns that are created in communication between people. Such transformative changes can radiate out into more systemic levels, and systemic transformative changes can radiate inwards to more micro- levels. This book engages this transformative framework. Within this framework, this book pulls together current work that epitomizes, and highlights, the contribution of communication scholarship, and communication centered approaches to conflict transformation, in local/community, regional, environmental and global conflicts in various parts of the world. The resulting volume presents an engaging mix of scholarly chapters, think pieces, and experiences from the field of practice. The book embraces a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as transformative techniques and processes, including: narrative, dialogic, critical, cultural, linguistic, conversation analytic, discourse analytic, and rhetorical. This book makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing dialogue across and between disciplines and people on how to transform conflicts creatively, sustainably, and ethically.
Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) includes scholars and practitioners throughout the world working in peace studies, conflict analysis and resolution, conflict management, appropriate dispute resolution, and peace and justice studies. They come to the PCS field with a diversity of ideas, approaches, disciplinary roots, and topic areas, which speaks to the complexity, breadth, and depth needed to apply and take account of conflict dynamics and the goal of peace. Yet, a number of key concerns and dilemmas continue to challenge the field. Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, edited by Thomas Matyók, Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne, is a collection of essays that explores a number of these issues, providing a means by which academics, students, and practitioners can develop various methods to confront the complexity of contemporary conflicts.
Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies discusses the emerging field of PCS, and suggests a framework for the future development of the field and the education of its practitioners and academics. The book has a wide audience targeting students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. It also extends to those working in and leading community conflict resolution efforts as well as humanitarian aid workers.
Peace on Earth: The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies provides a critical analysis of faith and religious institutions in peacebuilding practice and pedagogy. The work captures the synergistic relationships among faith traditions and how multiple approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding result in a creative process that has the potential to achieve a more detailed view of peace on earth, containing breadth as well as depth.
Library and bookstore shelves are filled with critiques of the negative impacts of religion in conflict scenarios. Peace on Earth: The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies offers an alternate view that suggests religious organizations play a more complex role in conflict than a simply negative one. Faith-based organizations, and their workers, are often found on the frontlines of conflict throughout the world, conducting conflict management and resolution activities as well as advancing peacebuilding initiatives.
This Companion examines contemporary challenges in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) and offers practical solutions to these problems.
Bringing together chapters from new and established global scholars, the volume explores and critiques the foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies in an effort to advance the discipline in light of contemporary local and global actors.
The book examines the following eight specific components of Peace and Conflict Studies:
- Peace and conflict studies praxis
- Structure–agency tension as it relates to social justice, nonviolence, and relationship building
- Gender, masculinity, and sexuality
- The role of partnerships and allies in racial, ethnic, and religious peacebuilding
- Culture and identity
- Critical and emancipatory peacebuilding
- International conflict transformation and peacebuilding
- Global responses to conflict.
It argues that new critical and emancipatory peacebuilding and conflict transformation strategies are needed to address the complex cultural, economic, political, and social conflicts of the 21st century.
This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, peace studies, conflict resolution, transitional justice, reconciliation studies, social justice studies, and international relations.
A transformational approach to conflict argues that conflicts must be viewed as embedded within broader relational patterns and social and discursive structures. Central to this book is the idea that the origins of transformation can be momentary, situational, and small-scale or large-scale and systemic. The momentary involves shifts and meaningful changes in communication and related patterns that are created in communication between people. Momentary transformative changes can radiate out into more systemic levels, and systemic transformative changes can radiate inward to more personal levels. This book engages this transformative framework by bringing together current scholarship that epitomizes and highlights the contribution of communication scholarship and communication-centered approaches to conflict transformation in personal, family, and working relationships and organizational contexts. The resulting volume presents an engaging mix of scholarly chapters, think pieces, and personal experiences from the field of practice and everyday life. The book embraces a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, including narrative, critical, intersectional, rhetorical, and quantitative. It makes a valuable additive contribution to the ongoing dialogue across and between disciplines on how to transform conflicts creatively, sustainably, and ethically.
The twenty-first century has brought with it a shift from the notion of human security being located in secure national borders to the need to secure the safety, freedom, and dignity of all. Despite efforts to equalize women’s status in the world evidenced by changes in many international projects requiring a gender focus, women and men experience most of the world in very different ways according to gender. Further, the reality is that humans who do not all fall neatly into one of these categories – male or female – often find their lives further challenged.
In the 1980s, Peace and Conflict Studies first began to acknowledge and study the different experiences males and females have during war and peace. Since then, there have been books about women and war, women working at grassroots levels to build peace, women and transitional justice, women and peace education, and women’s views of human security. All of these works have contributed to the discourse of our changing world.
This book brings together some of those themes and voices and adds more with the final product being more than the sum of its parts. We add to the conversation a book that considers foundational/fundamental issues that span from the interpersonal to the global. Many of the chapters describe empirical research completed with author and community, shared here for the first time. Part One is a collection of case studies, documenting challenges and responses to peacebuilding by women from various parts of the world. Part Two focuses on Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) as a discipline, examining not only what is, but also what should be taught. This section critiques today’s efforts at teaching Peace and Conflict Studies and provides suggestions of how this important work might be shared in more open and equitable ways. Part Three enters territory found even less in the PACS literature. In this section our authors confront patriarchy, engage in a discussion about the contribution queer theory makes to PACS, and tussle with the notion of inclusivity with considerations of both gender and disability. It then ends with a discussion about the contribution feminist methodologies make to PACS.
Flip the Elephant is a practical approach supporting Individuals, Coaches and (Team) Leaders to move ambitious teams or groups, or who find themselves in a deadlock, towards durable and constructive collaborations. Using the insights, team members and interlocutors will learn how to collectively explore solutions instead of raising more issues. Employing a few easy steps, this method changes the course of a conversation by applying the art of dialogue, rather than the pitfall of discussion. It is based on the author’s 25 years of ‘field work’, and as a dialogue facilitator and trainer, in corporate business as well as Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC). Since then, it is applied worldwide by officials in Civil Military Interaction (CMI), who benefit fundamentally from dialogue techniques during negotiations and meetings.