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June 2021


Re-watch our event

Launch of JPD Special Issue 'Exploring Varieties of Peace'


On the 28th of April, Varieties of Peace released its Special Issue 'Exploring Varieties of Peace', edited by founding members Elisabeth Olivius and Malin Åkebo. The Special Issue was presented and discussed at a virtual launch event that you can now re-watch here.

Special Issue "Exploring Varieties of Peace" in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is out now!

Varieties of Peace's newly-published Special Issue is now available in its entirety on Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. All articles from the issue can be found on our website's publication list.


Virtual Research Workshop held in June






















"Challenges of Making Peace Researchable - Methodological Pluralism, Opportunities and Pitfalls"


This two-day workshop was successfully held on June 9-10, and included discussions of twelve great papers, exploring various issues around how we study peace. The workshop investigated assumptions about peace, and how these in turn shape the way we approach the study of peace, in terms of both research design and data collection as well as in the process of writing up and disseminating findings.

The organizing team wishes to thank all participants for their contributions to the stimulating discussions, and look forward to engage further with each of your research projects in the future.


Post-doc position in Political Science at Umeå University


Umeå University is looking for a post-doc in Political Science.


When applying, you will be asked to specify which research profile at the Department of Political Science that your research aligns with. Peace and conflict research is one out of the five main research profiles that applicants can select.


Apply until the 8th of August!


Call for Papers

Workshop and Special Issue in the "Women’s Labour and Civil War" project


The "Women’s Labour and Civil War" project, located at the Stockholm Defence
University and led by Varieties of Peace Network member Jenny Hedström, calls
for abstracts outlining research papers or conversations to be part of an online or
offline workshop in February 2022, and a Special Issue.

More information here.



Network member contributions


Priscyll Anctil Avoine discusses the situation in Colombia on several media





Latest publications


  • Ljungkvist, K and A. Jarstad (2021). Revisiting the Local Turn in Peacebuilding - through the Emerging Urban Approach", Third World Quarterly, online first, 1-18, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1929148

  • Jarstad, A. (2021). Review of Caroline A. Hartzell & Matthew Hoddie (2020). Power Sharing and Democracy in Post-Civil War States: The Art of the Possible, published online 29 April 2021.

  • Blomqvist, L., E. Olivius and J. Hedström (2021). Care and silence in women’s everyday peacebuilding in Myanmar. Conflict, Security & Development, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2021.1933031 

  • Cárdenas, M. L. and E. Olivius (2021). Building Peace in the Shadow of War: Women-to-Women Diplomacy as Alternative Peacebuilding Practice in Myanmar. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2021.1917254



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Varieties of Peace encourages all its members to share recent publications of relevance for the network, as well as any other news or upcoming events that may be of interest to other network members.

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