Content Guidelines

You are passionate about sustainable politics and committed to research and/or to practice within the field of peace and conflict studies?

The Conflict, Peace and Democracy (CPD) Policy Blog is welcoming contributions from researchers and practitioners from across all disciplines and fields of practice. The Policy Blog was set up at the Institute of Legal Foundations of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Austria) in cooperation with the Network Shabka – within the Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster in the beginning of 2017.

The increased complexity of modern day conflicts requires a systematic approach to reflect and propose new insights into policy making processes. Based on this understanding, the impact of research in peace and conflict studies shows great potential to inform these processes and public as well as governmental opinion. Hitherto, knowledge and expertise stemming from this field of research has been neglected during regional and international policy making.

The aim of the Policy Blog is to provide recommendations for the broad field of policy making: from engagement of grass roots movements to decision-making by government officials. With this intention, we would like to provide knowledge and facilitate an open dialogue with policy actors from diverse perspectives and expertise from all various fields of science.

We firmly believe that innovative can have a positive impact on building the capacities of policy-makers. Thus, we encourage you to contribute to stimulating public debate and offer creative and practical solutions to tackle the world's most pressing problems.

Suggested subjects:

  • Conflict transformation Ukraine
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Free trade agreements and its social impact
  • Conflict mapping of South Sudan
  • Analysis of the success of President Duterte (Philippines)
  • Indigenous Peoples Rights
  • New nationalism in Europe
  • Elections in Rwanda 2017 – A third legislation for Paul Kagame?

Please notice that the suggested subjects are not binding and we are welcoming your individual proposals.

You can submit your articles in English or German.