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This section publishes high-quality fundamental, basic and translational research. It encourages a wide understanding of peace and democracy, covering such issues as democratization, regime transitions, political regimes, political transitions, peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, conflict management, conflict transformation and the role of various actors therein.Read More
This specialty section focuses on enriching research on peace and democracy as well as the conditions and factors that enable or hinder advancements towards peaceful democratic societies and polities around the world. This section publishes high-quality fundamental, basic and translational research. It encourages a wide understanding of peace and democracy, covering such issues as democratization, regime transitions, political regimes, political transitions, peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, conflict management, conflict transformation and the role of various actors therein.
It has been well-established that democracy is highly important for maintaining peace. However, approaches on how to achieve peaceful societies and democracy as well as their consequences and implications (starting from human rights to climate mitigation and sustainability) remain underdeveloped in a world that exhibits a wide range of political regimes, including autocracies, semi-democracies, and hybrid regimes as well as a variety of national, local, and international actors and strategies involved in democracy- and peace-building. While studies on democracies, democratization, and conflict are relatively advanced, less attention has been paid to autocracies, hybrid regimes, the causes and conditions for peace, and the consequences of transition. Our section aims to fill this gap by advancing the debate around these issues, encompassing diverse methodological and analytical approaches as well as critical reflections, exploratory pieces, or provocative observations.
The section is multidisciplinary and inclusive in nature; it aims to better connect various research streams and disciplines within and between peace studies, democracy research, and political regimes. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, with global and comparative analysis as well as papers on specific regions such as, but not limited to, African, Asian and Latin American regions, Post-Communist Eurasia, the USA and the European Union.
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Peace and Democracy welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Study Protocol, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Peace and Democracy, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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