Varieties of Peace

What type of peace is reached after peace processes? How can we explain different varieties of peace? These are questions that will be investigated in an eight-year research program funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfond.

We believe that we need a better understanding of what peace is and how it can be studied. Peace processes have often been studied during shorter time periods, usually in lessons-learned evaluations five years after the end of the conflict, departing from theories on conflict. The research program Varieties of Peace instead departs from understandings of peace, its variations in terms of quality and features, and perceives of peace as a dynamic societal process of change. It aims at investigating the long-term consequences of peace processes that begun during the 1990s. In ten sub-projects peace processes are investigated and explained with regard to variations, internal dynamic and results during a longer course of time.

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Title of Project

Varieties of Peace

Project Period

01/01/2017 - 12/31/2024

Subject areas

Political science, Peace and conflict research, Empirical conflict research

Head of research

Anna Jarstad, Department of Political Science

Page Editor: Eva Stoianov

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