University of Notre Dame
Kroc Institutde for International Peace Studies

Governance

Preventing Violence in the 2015 Nigerian Election

Preventing Violence in the 2015 Nigerian Election

Laurie Nathan In 2015, Nigeria held elections that were widely expected to lead to large-scale violence. The risk derived in part from the country’s severe regional tensions, which included the religious and political cleavage between the North and the South, as well...

Toward Quality Peace

Toward Quality Peace

Peter Wallensteen The notion of quality peace is gaining momentum. Its origin stems from a growing interest in strategic peacebuilding and the search for post-war conditions that will prevent the recurrence of war. One result of this interest is the development of the...

Good Governance as a Path to Peace

Good Governance as a Path to Peace

Conor Seyle In recent decades, we’ve seen significant growth of social science knowledge on the causes of violent conflict and the conditions for conflict prevention. As a result, the field of peace studies is increasingly reaching a consensus on what predicts peace....

Multidimensionality in Governance Reform

Multidimensionality in Governance Reform

Kristen Wall War is not inevitable or a condition of human nature. Many of the factors and policies that affect prospects for peace are determined by the interrelated governance systems of states, civil society, and international bodies that regulate power and...