CALL FOR PAPERS: Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research Special Issue: Peace and Society in Northern Ireland, 1994-2014

In 2014 the world will observe the centenary of the start of the first global war. The Great War had far reaching international consequences, and influenced a variety of localized affairs. In Ireland, it shelved a potential civil war and ushered in a political truce over the question of self-government, or Home Rule. This question was not settled in the post-war Paris peace negotiations. Instead, the emerging “war of the pygmies,” of which Winston Churchill spoke, was personified by sectarian conflict and paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland throughout the twentieth century. This conflict, which intensified following a series of civil rights protests in 1969, observed an uneasy armistice in 1994. The announcement of a ceasefire by the Irish Republican Army helped to establish a basis for negotiation on issues of political representation, social order, and community relations in Ulster, and between the political centers of Belfast, Dublin, and London.

Peace & Change will reflect on twenty years of the Peace Process (1994-2014) in a special issue that will feature a select number of articles addressing, but not limited to the following topics:

Narratives of peace; narratives inhibiting peace

Strategies of peace (political, social, communal)

Spaces and/or marginalization of peace; the geography of peace

Politics of peace

Symbols, symbolism of peace and change

Demonstrations of peace; demonstrations inhibiting peace

Challenges to peace, or violations (loosely defined) of the ceasefire agreement

Community organization

Narratives of the ceasefire generation (those born in or after 1994)

International dimensions of the Peace Process

Contributions, which should adhere to the submission guidelines outlined below, should be emailed to Dr. Justin D. Stover (Idaho State University) at with “Peace & Change submission” in the subject line.

The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2014



Please email submissions to Justin D. Stover at All submissions should be limited to 10,000 words inclusive of footnotes. Manuscripts should be sent as Microsoft Word documents, should use Times New Roman, and be double-spaced throughout, including the abstract, block quotes, and endnotes. All endnotes should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. A 50-word biographical statement and an abstract of 100-150 words must accompany the manuscript.  The author’s name should appear only on the title page, which can then be removed for reviewing purposes.

Peace & Change is sponsored by The Peace History Society (PHS) and The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and is published quarterly by Wiley Blackwell.

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