The peacebuilding compared project

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United Nations, African Union and other peacekeeping has grown. What are the kinds of interventions that create wars and make things worse for people? How can peacebuilding contribute to justice and development? How do war and peace cascade from one hot spot to another? How can peacebuilding be locally responsive and restorative as it transforms structural causes of war?

Peacebuilding Compared targets substantial fieldwork on these questions in 50 countries for at least 60 wars since 1990. Over 700 variables are coded for each war. Specific wars also stand alone as contextually rich accounts of successes and failures of peace.

The Australian Research Council has funded Peacebuilding Compared since 2004. 26 conflicts now have preliminary coding and sustainability of peace will be followed for 20 years (until 2030). The aim is a unique hybrid of ethnographic and quantitative research. Peacebuilding Compared is led by John Braithwaite, who drives all fieldwork in collaboration with more expert co-authors and PhD scholars, usually citizens of the wartorn society.

More information on this project and other John Braithwaite research and projects is available on the external project site: War. Crime. Regulation.

More information on this project and other John Braithwaite research and projects is available on the external project site: War. Crime. Regulation.

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Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland

08 December 2016

This week’s blog on War•Crime•Regulation gives a brief summary of John Braithwaite’s recent paper co-written with Kirsty Campbell and Derick Wilson on ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland.

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John Braithwaite launces "War|Crime|Regulation" website

08 June 2016

A new website and blog has been launched hosting John Braithwaite’s research on war, crime and regulation.

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Valerie Braithwaite

Valerie Braithwaite is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a disciplinary background in psychology. She has taught in social and clinical psychology programs at undergraduate and graduate...

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Professor John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite is an Emeritus Professor and Founder of RegNet (the Regulatory Institutions Network), now School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University...

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Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Hilary Charlesworth was educated at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School. She was Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice at the School of...

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Dr Imelda Deinla

Dr Imelda Deinla is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Director of the ANU Philippines Project. Her areas of research are...

Ms Camille McMahon

Camille is a Research Assistant for Professor John Braithwaite, focusing on the longterm project Peacebuilding...

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Mr Adérito Soares

Adérito Soares was a member of Timor-Leste’s Constituent Assembly (2001-2002) and was the Inaugural Commissioner of Timor-Leste’s Anti-Corruption Commission (2010-2014). He holds an...

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Professor Veronica Taylor

Veronica L. Taylor is an international lawyer and socio-legal scholar. Her work centres on regulatory intermediation and institutional reform. Within international law and justice norm-making, she...

Law, justice and human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human rights and international law; legal pluralism; peacebuilding; the regulatory dimensions of international and domestic law; and rule of law.

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