Call for Papers: Cooperation and Coordination of Peace Operations

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is pleased to announce a ‚Call for Papers‘ for its second issue of Volume 11 of our journal The Pearson Papers.


The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is pleased to announce a ‚Call for Papers‘ for its second issue of Volume 11 of our journal The Pearson Papers.

Since its founding in 1994, the PPC has been engaged in innovative research in the area of peacekeeping and peace operations. The Pearson Papers provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can openly explore the complexities of evolving peace operations. The journal is peer-reviewed, and represents an opportunity for professionals and practitioners to engage and share in an interdisciplinary dialogue on the complexities experienced in peace operations within the global peace and security realm.
The complexity of peace operations and of the context in which civilian, military, and police are being deployed underscores the fact that there is no ‚one-size-fits-all‘ model of peace operations. With this in mind, while there should be space for some improvisation based on circumstances and context, contemporary peace operations should not rely entirely on ad hoc structures. In order to be effective, peace operations must evidence a balance between flexibility and coherence. While there seems to be a broad consensus on the need for integration, questions remain as to the what, when
and how to integrate.
To facilitate the exploration and enhanced understanding of today\’s complex peace operations, including Integrated Missions, Provincial Reconstruction Teams and Hybrid Operations, the upcoming issue of The Pearson Papers (Fall 2008) will further explore the theme of cooperation and coordination by focusing more specifically on the interoperability of integration.
– How is integration of different actors conducted in practice?
– What factors are necessary for integration to be successful?
– How is success measured and evaluated?
The editors of The Pearson Papers welcome the submission of your academic papers, field notes or short articles for publication. They accept submissions in both official languages. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2008. They look forward to a wide breadth of submissions and aim to provide an environment where constructive dialogue, provocative questions, and thoughtful commentary will facilitate understanding integration.