Peace Report 2016

ab 24,90 

Margret Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Max M. Mutschler, Corinna Hauswedell, Jochen Hippler (Eds.)

A Selection of Texts. Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg – Peace Research Institute Frankfurt – Bonn International Center for Conversion – Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (Heidelberg) – Institute for Development and Peace (Duisburg)

ISBN 978-3-643-90794-3
Band-Nr. 26
Jahr 2016
Seiten 112
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Internationale Politik / International Politics

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90794-3 Kategorien: , ,


The Peace Report
is the joint yearbook of the German Institutes of Peace and
Conflict Research. It has been published annually since
1987. Researchers from various disciplines investigate the
realities of conflicts in various countries around the
world. Their analyses are the basis for the Editors‘
Statement, which summarizes and assesses the results and
formulates policy recommendations for peace and security
policy in Germany and Europe.

Causes of flight in focus: Assuming responsibility.
The refugee topic is dividing European and German society.
Solidarity and a high degree of willingness to help are
counterbalanced by rising xenophobia and nationalist
isolation. Is the area of freedom, security and justice only
there in good times and only for EU citizens? We investigate
the shortcomings of European immigration policy and the
threats to the European peace project.

War and civil war, repression and terror, state failure and
lack of social perspectives are driving millions of
desperate people to seek a better future somewhere else.
Many had initially found refuge in neighbouring countries.
They risk the dangerous journey to Europe because no end to
the violence in their home countries is in sight, UN aid has
been reduced and living conditions in Europe give them hope.
How can Europe ensure humane treatment and meet its shared
responsibility for the causes of flight?

The power struggles in Syria and in Iraq have expanded into
the largest war currently being waged. An element of the
conflict is the terrorism of the self-proclaimed Islamic
State (IS), a group which also evolved as a response to
efforts by the West to exert hegemonial influence in the
region. ISIS is inspiring violent criminal acts in major
European cities and has led to higher levels of mistrust
toward Muslim citizens and toward refugees. How can we
effectively combat terrorism, hatred and marginalization?

Aggressive power politics, renationalization, and
transnational perpetrators of violence are destabilizing the
existing international order within Europe as well. Military
intervention and a new arms race are threatening to poison
international relations. How to deal with authoritarian
regimes, how to resolve conflicts through civil means?

The Peace Report is published on behalf of
the five German peace research institutes by Margret
Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Max M. Mutschler, Corinna
Hauswedell and Jochen Hippler, with funding from the German
Foundation for Peace Research.