Bookclub: Regulating business for peace - the UN, the private sector, and post-conflict recovery

Front cover of Dr Jolyon Ford's book 'Regulating Business for Peace: The United Nations, the Private Sector, and Post-Conflict Recovery'

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 10 November 2015


Seminar Room 3, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
ANU Canberra


Dr Jolyon Ford, Prof John Braithwaite and Mr Jonathan Kolieb



Jolyon Ford’s new book addresses the role of business in the process of peace-building after armed conflict. It considers how United Nations peace operations have, during post-conflict recovery, engaged with business in relation to its social impact and governance.

Arguing that weak governance in post-conflict societies creates a need for international regulation as a special interim duty, it considers which institution should undertake that regulation and how that regulation should take place.

Examining the proper public policy frameworks for managing and influencing responsible business conduct in these circumstances, Jo offers a fully theorised regulatory technique for promoting conflict-sensitive business practices.

We also welcome Professor John Braithwaite from RegNet and Mr Jonathan Kolieb, Lecturer at RMIT and PhD candidate at Melbourne University. Each will offer their expert views on Jo’s book.

About the Author

Dr Jolyon Ford is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law. He convenes the College’s Master of Laws in International Law. His research interests include law, governance and development (especially in sub-Saharan Africa); the role and rule of law in transitional and post-conflict societies; the role of private actors in peace-building, and the regulation of responsible business activity, especially in fragile and conflict-affected states.

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