CRS | Dr Kathleen Cunningham Wins CRS 2015 Book Of The Year

Dr Kathleen Cunningham Wins CRS 2015 Book Of The Year

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February
6

Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Cunningham for winning the 2015 CRS Book Prize for her new book Inside the Politics of Self-Determination published by Oxford University Press.

The judges on the CRS book prize panel praised Dr. Cunningham’s book for “tackling a very important topic, making a clear contribution to the literature on self-determination whilst offering significant short-term and long-term policy implications.” They also noted the significance of “developing a new database of self-determination groups” as well as the methodological rigour applied in order to “examine how intra-party or factional divisions on the insurgents’ side and on the government side affect the chances of accommodations and civil war.” The judges all agreed that this was a very impressive monograph for a first-time book author consistent with the CRS and Richardson tradition.

Dr Cunningham will be collecting the prize, and offering one of the keynote talks at the 2015 CRS conference in Kent, UK this September.

Congratulations are also extended to those short-listed from a list of 40 excellent monographs, which the judges also praised for their originality, methodological rigour, and academic and policy contribution:

Autesserre, Séverine. Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Colaresi, Michael P. Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Staniland, Paul. Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse. Cornell University Press, 2014.

CRS | CRS Members Launch Their Latest Book

CRS Members Launch Their Latest Book

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January
6

Conflict Research Society members Hugh Miall, Tom Woodhouse, Oliver Ramsbotham release their latest book along with Christopher Mitchell – The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader.

CRS | CRS Members Launch Their Latest BookThese esteemed professors have previously co-authored three editions of Contemporary Conflict Resolution, with a fourth edition due later this year. The forthcoming edition will tackle contemporary conflict theories and recent issues including how current theories relate to new groups such as ISIS.

This reader complements these four book editions above assessing both classical and contemporary works on various streams of conflict and peace research.

The book launch was hosted by the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) at the University of Kent. This was followed by a lively roundtable discussion with CARC members and fellow students. The panel included the Philip Cunliffe as chair, the authors, Yeshim Harris, Director of Engi, and Judith Large, a senior fellow at CARC.

CRS | CRS Member K.S. Gleditsch Among "Most Influential Scientific Minds"

CRS Member K.S. Gleditsch Among “Most Influential Scientific Minds”

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November
6

Congratulations to Conflict Research Society member Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, who is included on the list of “Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2014. He is the only UK-based political scientist to be listed by this prestigious report compiled by Thomas Reuters. Kristian who is an expert is peace and conflict research is one of the most cited academics in the world, with total of 2,049 citations recorded as of 12 July 2014, and 6 articles have each been cited more than 100 times.

He is one of only 3,200 academics recognised as “influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world….they are people who are on the cutting edge of their fields. They are performing and publishing work that their peers recognise as vital to the advancement of their science”.

Call For Submissions For The Cedric Smith Prize 2015

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October
6

The CRS is calling for applications for the Cedric Smith Prize in 2015. The prize is awarded for the best piece of peace and conflict research by a UK based student (either currently at the pre-degree stage or having passed their PhD no earlier than 1st September 2013).

To apply, candidates are invited to submit a research paper or single (stand-alone) dissertation chapter, along with a 200-word abstract.

The award will be presented at the 2015 CRS conference at the University of Kent.

If you or your students are interested in submitting please contact conflictresearchsociety@kent.ac.uk

For more information on the Cedric Smith Prize follow this link here.

CRS | NEPS Call For Papers

NEPS Call For Papers

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September
6

The Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS) announces the 15th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference. This year the conference is being held at the University of Warwick, 22nd-24th of June 2015.

Any presentations that address issues relating to peace and security are welcome. All abstracts (150-250 words) with a tentative title must be submitted by 8th February 2015.

For more details, find the call of papers link here.

KRISTIN BAKKE AND GOVINDA CLAYTON DISCUSS THE “DEGRADE AND DESTROY” STRATEGY AGAINST ISIS

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August
6

In a recent article published in The Conversation, CRS Council members Dr Kristin Bakke and Dr Govinda Clayton discuss the “Degrade and Destroy” tactics being used by the US-led coalition against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

They question the viability of the current military strategy and deliberate the possibly of a political solution.

Find the article and join the discussion here.