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1. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
Ane Cristina Figueiredo Pereira de Faria Understanding How Climate Change Impacts Food Security and Human Development in the Fragile States: A Comparative Study of Five of the Most Fragile States in Africa
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Human security is being threatened as a consequence of climate change. However, the human security paradigm still needs to be addressed as a cause and effect of environmental degradation. Therefore, this article aims to comprehend the impacts of climate change in fragile states regarding food security and human development. The article is a comparative case study of the five most vulnerable countries in Africa: Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Sudan, and Congo (Dem. Republic). This research contends that climate change is detrimental to the agricultural sector and effects economic growth and basic human needs. Moreover, it is threatening human development due to food and water shortages. This scenario also triggers conflicts among the vulnerable populations of fragile states, disrupting food availability and people’s access. This article suggests that international measures connecting environmental degradation and human security must be implemented in order to improve the quality of life in Africa. Also, long-term nation-building is required to address human security issues present in all five countries.
2. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
Michele Lemonius, Leisha Strachan Critical reflection on the development of the GIFT Project and examination of Project SCORE partnership using RE-AIM
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This article examines the development of the GIFT project as a grassroots peacebuilding model that aims to create safe spaces in which girls can explore creative ways to recognize and build healthy relationships. In addition, GIFT provides a place to foster positive youth development through mentors who can influence the social and political landscape within their immediate communities in Jamaica. In exploring the planning and intervention process, this article critically reflects on the formation of the partnership between the GIFT Project and Project SCORE. Further, using the RE-AIM framework this article examines the reach and efficacy of the GIFT-Project SCORE initial training workshop. The Re-AIM framework seeks to ensure a holistic intervention process and is best reviewed throughout the planning and implementation of the project. Hence, this article hopes to impart the experiences of the first training workshop and next steps in the direction of the project.
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Raji Shittu, Anthony Obiora, HaliruMuhammed, Abubakar Dattijo Violent Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction of the Police in Rwanda
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Rwanda witnessed devastating conflicts leading to genocidal attacks in 1994 with active participation of the police in the pogrom. Various reports implicated the police in high-handedness, torture, extra judicial killings, intimidation, rape, and other heinous crimes during the conflicts. The police force was reformed for optimal performance. This paper examines the impact of the post-conflict reconstruction of the police on internal security management in Rwanda. Findings from the study, which relied on secondary data, are that reform impacted positively on the performance of the police, sharpening its skills in crime detection and prevention and leading to improved security for lives and property in Rwanda. Over-reliance on dwindling external sources and dysfunctional equipment still undermines maximum performance by the police. There should be adequate provision of advanced security devices and better funding of the police for the optimal discharge of their constitutional mandates of securing lives and property in Rwanda.
4. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
Robert Perry Interventionist Research: The attitudes of politicians in Northern Ireland to ‘Commemoration, Remembrance and Reconciliation’
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The 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA) brought an end to conflict in Northern Ireland (NI). Nonetheless, the peace process has not brought the reconciliation for which many had hoped. This purpose of this article is to consider the relationship between Remembrance, Commemoration and Reconciliation. The particular focus is on how the Centenary of 1916 (The Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme) should be commemorated. My research also contains the views of politicians in Northern Ireland, in general, to the issue of ‘Commemoration, Remembrance and Reconciliation’. The research is positioned in the tradition of previous research literature and contemporary concerns relating to Commemoration, Remembrance and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and internationally. It also engages with ‘Interventionist Research’. My research adds to the emerging knowledge in the area and offers insight and perspective on the attitudes of politicians in Northern Ireland to ‘Commemoration, Remembrance and Reconciliation’.
5. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr. On Absorbent Common Ground: An Achievement of Justice in Intercollegiate Athletics Competition
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This paper is about an achievement of justice in the routine conduct of intercollegiate athletics competition. This accomplishment was a voluntary binding arrangement, lasting thirty years, through which five intercollegiate men’s basketball competitors sustained bilateral playing relationships and ventured into bilateral playing relationships beyond their togetherness. This was a just arrangement because the participants knowingly practiced tolerance of one another’s pursuit of outside playing relationships while affirming their belonging to the company of one another. Absorbent common ground is the name of this centered accomplishment of tolerance among distinctive competitors. Evidence of absorbent common ground is located in intercollegiate basketball schedules, where the basic building block is a voluntary bilateral agreement to engage in a competition. The paper concludes with a commentary about the work that we do as college educators and the assumptions that we take for granted in that endeavor.
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6. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies: Volume > 28 > Issue: 1
Joseph Betz Einstein’s Pacifism and World War I
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Nathaniel Grimes Truth, Community and the Prophetic Voice: Michael Walzer, Stanley Hauerwas, and Cornel West on Justice and Peace
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Rand Herz Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives
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Cecile Lawrence Development Strategies and Inter-group Violence: Insights on Conflict-Sensitive Development
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John R. Pottenger A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict
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