Journal of Peacebuilding & Development
School of Peace Studies

Contact: Martha Garcia
Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 241
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Kroc School


The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development provides a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. Aiming to develop critical peacebuilding and development topics that challenge our era, including:

  • Building resilient states, societies and livelihoods
  • Infrastructures for peace and violence prevention
  • Political economy of violence, conflict and peacebuilding
  • Peacebuilding and statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
  • Economic dimensions of justice, reconciliation and social cohesion
  • Identities and relationships in conflict and development
  • Natural resources, the environment and peacebuilding
  • Human rights and human security
  • Nonviolence and social change
  • Aid coherence and coordination in peacebuilding and development
  • Paradigmatic approaches and theories underpinning policy and practice
  • Peace and conflict sensitive planning, policy making, programming and monitoring and evaluation
  • Cross-cutting isues: governance, national and local ownership, hybridity, capacity development, power and empowerment, the role of culture, targeting special groups, i.e. women, youth and minorities.

JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and peactitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism.

We invite you to help ensure the journal thrives and is a product of those engaged with these issues.