The overall theme of the 2008 IPRA Global Conference focuses on the
interaction between economic development, environmental change,
conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts in the 21st century. The
challenge is to re-search new futures. This collaborative book
project ultimately reflects the constant evolution of Peace Studies as
it is reflected in its expanding areas of research and the
institutional structures which provide the vertebrae so that the
former can develop with greater depth, continuity and sustainability.
This is the reason why HumanitarianNet has teamed up with IPRA to
produce this collection of articles.