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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?...