The Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS) provides a platform to analyse conflict transformation as the processes for managing change in a non-violent way to produce equitable outcomes for all parties that are sustainable. Security is understood as encapsulating a wide range of human security concerns that can be tackled by both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ measures. Therefore, the Journal’s scope not only covers such security sector reform issues as restructuring security apparatus, reintegration of ex-combatants, clearance of explosive remnants of war and cross-border management, but also the protection of human rights, justice, rule of law and governance.
In other words, the JCTS explores the view that by addressing conflict transformation and security holistically it is possible to achieve a high level of stability and human security, requiring interventions at both policy and practitioner level. They would include negotiated peace agreements, conflict management, peacekeeping, physical reconstruction, economic regeneration, psycho-social support, rebuilding of primary services such as education and health, and enabling social cohesion. A number of other macro-level governance issues from constitution writing to state accountability and human resource management also need to be considered as part of this process of ‘change’. Therefore, the Editors welcome all submissions under the rubric of Conflict Transformation from a ‘human security’ angle and the preference will be given to articles that address and contribute to important disciplinary and interdisciplinary questions and controversies with using case studies, empirical research and comparative analysis. The JCTS particularly welcomes contributions from authors based in the global south and practitioners at policy and field levels.
The Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis and the Editors of the JCTS do not expect that readers of the review will sympathise with all the sentiments they find, for some of our writers will flatly disagree with others. It does not accept responsibility for the views expressed in any article, which appears in the Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security.