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Gaps in our knowledge


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Abstract: Jan Gruiters explains how research could contribute to his work in conflict resolution and peace building. He works for Pax Christi Netherlands (IKV Pax Christi), which is concerned with conflict resolution and peace building in around 20 countries in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, Central Africa and elsewhere, primarily in the context of what are known as fragile and failing states, where government is largely absent. In the Netherlands, activities include a campaign against cluster munitions and efforts to breathe new life into the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. IKV Pax Christi made the link between security and development long before it became fashionable. It is argued it is time for a few critical comments on what is now called the 3D concept: defence, development and diplomacy. This is the approach applied by the Netherlands to address conflicts throughout the world.
Authors: Gruiters, J.
Category: General
End Page: 21
Serial number: 9
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: peacebuilding , conflict , political conditions
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 20
Title: Gaps in our knowledge