Peace Report 2016

A Selection of Texts

Edited by: Margret Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Max M. Mutschler, Corinna Hauswedell, Jochen Hippler

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, a group which also evolved as a response to efforts by the West to exert hegemonial influence in the region. The Peace Report is the joint yearbook of the German Institutes of Peace and Conflict Research. 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 these results and formulates policy recommendations for peace and security policy in Germany and Europe. The focus of this report include: the refugee topic dividing European and German society; solidarity and a high degree of willingness to help counterbalanced by rising xenophobia and nationalist isolation; and the question of whether the area of freedom, security, and justice is only there in good times and only for EU citizens? Also investigated are the shortcomings of European immigration policy and the threats to the European peace project; repression and terror; and state failure and lack of social perspectives. (Series: International Politics / Internationale Politik, Vol. 26) [Subject: Politics, Sociology, Peace Studies]

Publication Date: 11/22/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643907943