Center Fellow Bahar Akman Published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly
February 6, 2013  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured, Publication  //  No Comment

The Center for Governance and Sustainability is proud to announce that Center Fellow Bahar Akman Imboden’s paper, “Unpacking the Peacekeeping-Peacebuilding Nexus: A Human Security Proposal,” appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (Volume 30, Issue 2). Bahar has been a key contributor to the Center’s research on Human Security, and this most recent paper is an example of her innovative thinking on the topic.

The paper focuses on the current state of UN Peacekeeping, and asserts that Peacekeepers are now responsible for both peacekeeping and peacebuilding. These two concepts are distinct, with peacekeeping more concerned with immediate prevention of further conflict and peacebuilding more concerned with human development and creating long-term structural conditions for maintaining peace. Bahar proposes a two-step approach to human security that incorporates both peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives into a coherent and accessible framework for policymakers and practitioners alike.

The paper is available here, though a subscription or access through an academic library is required for viewing.

About the Author :

Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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