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Security is a hot topic, for academics as well as for politicians, corporations and a broad range of state or quasi-state actors. The term
can be seen as indicative of a defining moment in late modernity, with biopolitical forms of governmentality intersecting with sovereign and
disciplinary forms. Across societies and in a broad variety of domains, we can recognize attempts to increase security by detecting, assessing
The Conflict Barometer has been published since 1992 and is the HIIK's annual analysis of the global conflict events and the main publication of the HIIK. Non-violent and violent crises, wars, coup d'etats as well as peace negotiations are observed in it. In the summary of the course of conflicts globally, the HIIK presents each year's developments in the form of texts and graphics.
Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA) invites papers for its 5th Bi-annual meeting, “Im/mobilities: Products and generators of conflict,” 2-4 September 2015, Frankfurt. Deadline for abstracts: 15 April.
Washington DC – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce two upcoming reporting trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. Two groups of six women journalists will report on themes of democracy and governance from June 9 - 22, 2015. The online application for these group reporting trips will be open through March 29, 2015.
Fritt Ord Foundation - Press Release - 9 March 2015 - The 2015 Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe are being awarded to six courageous journalists and media outlets from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia that have not given in to the fear of censorship and reprisals.
The Berghof Foundation calls for project proposals for the Grant for Innovation in Conflict Transformation. This year's theme is 'Engaging Actors with Radical Religious Narratives in Conflict Transformation'.
For detailed information on the theme and funding conditions, please refer to call for proposals.
Local life worlds are increasingly permeated by global norms and global knowledge, which challenge local institutions and authorities. This is especially true for the so-called non-western states, in which international development programs contribute to spreading and implementing the ideas of good development.
As the international landscape of conflict has been evolving, and changing dramatically, over the last twenty years, so too have the international community’s efforts in preventing or resolving them peacefully. Today, a multiplicity of actors, mechanisms and initiatives are in place to help conflict parties come to early and constructive understandings to settle their disputes; support peace processes and the implementation of agreements; and make them more inclusive, both in terms of groups involved, and issued addressed.