Call for Papers for a Volume on ‚Peace Operations and the Environment‘

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is pleased to announce a ‚Call for Papers‘ for Volume 12 of the journal The Pearson Papers.


The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is pleased to announce a ‚Call for Papers‘ for Volume 12 of the journal The Pearson Papers.

The environment is an issue that can no longer be neglected. Despite this knowledge, international institutions and states still respond in silos instead of understanding the relationship and interconnections among cross-cutting issues. Environmental degradation, natural disasters and the competition for resources have a real impact on the success or failure of peace operations and post-conflict peacebuilding efforts. Conversely, peace operations are not neutral in their effects and managing change can also have intended and unintended impacts on the environment. Consequently, it is imperative that the environment be factored into the overall response to conflict.
Volume 12 of The Pearson Papers aims to further the understanding of the way in which environmental issues affect the conduct of peace opera­tions and vice-versa. Such understanding, in turn, will help in planning for future missions and for post-conflict peacebuilding efforts.
The editors of The Pearson Papers welcome the submission of your academic papers, field notes or short articles for publication. The editors accept submissions in both official languages (English and French). The deadline for submission to Volume 12, Issue 1 is January 7, 2009. The editors look forward to a wide breadth of submissions and aim to provide a space for constructive dialogue, provocative questions, and thoughtful commentary.

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 editors can be contacted by email to pearsonpapers@peaceoperations.org.