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The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution








OJPCR: The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution is a resource for students, teachers and practitioners in fields relating to the reduction and elimination of destructive conflict. It is a free, yet valuable, source of information to aid anyone trying to work toward a less violent and more cooperative world.

Issue 5.1


From Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding

From Violence to Peace: Terrorism and Human Rights in Sri Lanka

Personal Empowerment as the Missing Ingredient for a Resolution of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Creating a More Peaceful Classroom Community by Assessing Student Participation and Process


To Protect Democracy (Not Practice It): Explanations of Dyadic Democratic Intervention (DDI)

Why did the Colombia Peace Process Fail?

Truth and Reconciliation: The Road Not Taken in Namibia

Africa Crisis Response Initiative: Its Workability as a Framework for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Culture, Gender, Power and Conflict in Melanie Thernstrom's Halfway Heaven: Diary of a Harvard Murder

Kant's Perpetual Peace: A New Look at this Centuries-Old Quest

An Analysis of Bloody Sunday

The Jewish Group: Highlighting the Culture Problem in Nation-States

How Can I Teach Peace When the Book Only Covers War?

Cooperation in Pluralistic Societies: An Analytic Mathematical Approach


Publications of Interest


Accord: The International Review of Peace Initiatives

A publication of Conciliation Resources (London).

$26/issue.  Subscriptions start at $70/year (3 issues).  Back issues available.

Accord: The International Review of Peace Initiatives is the most comprehensive and ambitious periodical covering a broad range of conflicts.  All but one issue of this series provides an in-depth study of a particular peace process.  The newest issue (Accord 13) steps away from this approach and instead focuses on a single concept, public participation in peacemaking, with case studies from South Africa, Guatemala, and Mali.

Conciliation Resources makes special effort to gather materials from a variety of sources, and this yields a more complex picture of these conflicts than would be realized in a report produced by a single source, no matter how well researched.  The addition of text from relevant process documents is also beneficial.

Each issue includes a historical essay describing the conflict, a timeline, a list of key actors, and texts from the peace process.  Additionally, articles examining various parties in the process, and various approaches being used for peacebuilding and reconciliation.  Since the issues are produced by Conciliation Resources with local partners, the material includes the perspectives of individuals from the country as much as the external observer. 

Accord is available from Conciliation Resources at

Accord 1

Accord 1 -- The Liberian Peace Process 1990-1996

  Accord 2

Accord 2 -- Negotiating Rights: The Guatemalan Peace Process

Accord 3

Accord 3 -- The Mozambican Peace Process in Perspective

  Accord 4

Accord 4 -- Demanding Sacrifice: War and Peace in Sri Lanka

Accord 5

Accord 5 -- Safeguarding Peace: Cambodia's Constitutional Challenge

  Accord 6

Accord 6 -- Compromising on Autonomy: Mindenao in Transition

Accord 7

Accord 7 -- A Question of Sovereignty: The Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process

  Accord 8

Accord 8 -- Striking a Balance: The Northern Ireland Peace Process

Accord 9

Accord 9 -- Paying the Price: The Sierra Leone Peace Process

  Accord 10

Accord 10 -- Politics of Compromise: The Tajikistan Peace Process

Accord 11

Accord 11 -- Protracted Conflict, Elusive Peace: Initiatives to End the Violence in Northern Uganda

  Accord 12

Accord 12 -- Weaving Consensus: The Papua New Guinea-Bougainville Peace Process

Accord 13

Accord 13 -- Owning the Process: Public Participating in Peacemaking

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