Praxis The Fletcher Journal of Human Security



This year we have modernized the journal by expanding our online presence with the PRAXIS blogshowcasing shorter pieces throughout the year, as well as developing a new logo and cover design. Along with these exciting new developments, PRAXIS remains fully dedicated to its primary mission as an academic journal, and we are pleased to present the twenty-eight edition of scholarly articles. This year's articles focus on different facets of inclusive global justice, with authors investigating human-centric mechanisms of transitional justice, peace processes, and international development.

Volume XXVII, 2012

Human security encompasses the varied yet deeply tied fields of human rights, humanitarian assistance, international development, and conflict resolution, and it encourages both practitioners and theoreticians to consider the linkages between each. PRAXIS is first and foremost a journal rooted in academic discourse, but it keeps one ear firmly to the ground to examine how particular laws, policies, and practices impact individuals at a local level. In this twenty-seventh edition of PRAXIS, we focus on new approaches to international development, providing a timely compilation of articles that review the implications of these new trends on individuals and provide prescriptions for the way forward.

Volume XXVI, 2011

The field of human security recognizes and builds upon the inter-connectedness between human rights, humanitarian assistance, international development, and conflict resolution. The challenge of such a dynamic and multi-faceted approach is remaining vigilant of how trends first emerge and how they become dominant. Consequently, whose stories are prioritized and whose may be left unseen? In this twenty-sixth issue of PRAXIS, we uncover some of these unseen cross-cutting cases and offer implications for future field work and policy reform.

Volume XXV, 2010

In this twenty-fifth issue of PRAXIS, we focus on a local exploration of human security issues, grounding theoretical analyses in specific case studies. While it is important to think globally, we must never forget that issues such as food security, poverty, and violence are not conceptual. These problems are the everyday realities for many men, women, and children throughout the world. For this reason, our 2010 issue high lights the real on-the-ground circumstances within which people are doing their best to live with basic human dignity. In each article, our authors present local case studies with global implications, and highlight potential areas for response and reform.

Volume XXIV, 2009

The 2009 PRAXIS focuses on those at the margins of society, who are often left behind by international protection mechanisms, and sheds light on several key gaps in the international community’s approaches to conflict resolution, social cohesion, and reconciliation. In each article, our authors bring challenges encountered in the field together with recommendations for changes at the institutional level.

Volume XXIII, 2008

Our 2008 issue addresses the complexities of conflict resolution as it pertains to moving beyond the brutality of war and the political, legal, and human resources needed to arrive at an environment for peace.

Volume XXII, 2007

The 2007 issue of PRAXIS examines the enterprise called human security and critiques some of its core institutions. The articles in this issue discuss the definition of human security, challenges in delivering aid to HIV/AIDS victims and to refugees, and the successes and failures of international human rights law institutions such as the Special Court in Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court in The Hague. We hope that you enjoy these thought-provoking articles and are motivated to take part in the debate on how to deliver human security.

Volume XXI, 2006

Collectively, these articles and the other articles presented in the twenty-first edition of PRAXIS illustrate a 21st century outlook on human security—incorporating perspectives of development, health, international aid, nation-building, and the environment. We hope that PRAXIS serves as a springboard for further discussion, research and discovery into the complexities of human security.

Volume XX, 2005

The May 2005 issue of PRAXIS examines perspectives on building peace, from disarming warlords ruling the streets in Afghanistan, to establishing post-conflict justice systems. This issue also looks at the political economy of a natural disaster, the recent tsunami serving as the inspiration for a analysis of how the international community can better respond to crises in way that better supports long-term security and economic development.

Volume XIX, 2004

The May 2004 issue of PRAXIS examines development and conflict: How can conflict prevention be integrated into or influence the scope of development assistance? What is the evidence that the presence or absence of development strategies have played a role in the exacerbation of conflicts? This issue presents original research on conflict mediation strategies in Cameroon, South East Europe, and on a global scale, and outlines important lessons learned from international peace building efforts in Rwanda. PRAXIS also reports from the first annual Fletcher Conference on Innovative Approaches: Rethinking Interdisciplinary Action in Conflict and talks to practitioners about how new conflict mediation approaches are in use in the field.

Volume XVIII, 2003

Our latest issue explores emerging topics in international development, with a focus on community services programs and post-conflict sustainable development in African refugee camps. Volume XVIII also includes a series of interviews with international development leaders such as Alex de Waal and Jan Pronk, articles on women's empowerment in Asia, and a description of Transparency International's Corruption Fighters' Toolkit.

Volume XVII, 2002

This issue focuses on the nexus between development and human rights. This issue includes articles by leading development experts including Peter Uvin, professor at The Fletcher School, Hugo Slim, professor at Oxford Brookes University and Christina M. Harrison, director of The Human Rights Advocate. Other contributions include an expose on the human rights record of the World Bank, coverage of the Bolivian coca war's effect on development, and thoughts from development practitioners.

Volume XVI, 2000

The articles in this volume give a scientific and human description of the scale and scope of the breakdown of a way of life that governed human affairs in Central Asia until last decade of the twentieth century. This research addresses an urgent need to understand the global, regional, and national context within which development must take place.

Volume XV, 1999

In this 15th annual volume of PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Development Studies, we address one of the most pressing issues facing scholars, practitioners and beneficiaries today: Does development work? Are aid projects providing more help or harm to the people they serve? If projects are sometimes ineffective, what social and economic engines are driving growth in the developing world?...