Publication List

From comprehensive reports to discussion papers and briefs, OEF Research addresses the notion of peace through good governance by empirical research and analysis aimed at informing policymakers and inspiring change.
Understanding Governance

Understanding Governance, State of the World 2014 report

Written by Conor Seyle, Matthew Wilburn King on April 29, 2014

"Understanding Governance" is Chapter 2 in the State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability by The Worldwatch Institute. This chapter provides an introduction to the existing research around the concept of governance.

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Reducing Armed Violence

Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance

Written by One Earth Future on April 3, 2014

A series of workshops convened by the One Earth Future Foundation and Rodney Bruce Hall (Oxford University) on the topic of the roles NGOs can play in contributing to peace and good governance resulted in the book Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance.  This volume discusses whether – or the extent to which – NGOs can, as private actors, contri

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New Power Politics

The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Written by Lindsay Heger, Deborah Avant on February 12, 2014

The workshop series “The New Power Politics: Networks, Governance, and Global Security” examined how various networks of state and non-state actors work to address the governance of security. Participants included internationally recognized scholars who research a wide range of contemporary security issues.

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Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: How Government, Business, and Non-Governmental Leaders Transform Complex Challenges into New Possibilities

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: How Government, Business, and Non-Governmental Leaders Transform Complex Challenges into New Possibilities

Written by Fred Krawchuk on November 26, 2013

A hallmark of the contemporary international system is the complexity of problems facing actors today. Yet creative facilitators can build bridges between a wide array of actors to address these most difficult challenges.

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Evolutionary Biology

How to distinguish altruism from spite (and why we should bother)

Written by Daniel Brian Krupp on October 8, 2013

Social behavior is often described as altruistic, spiteful, selfish, or mutually beneficial. These terms are appealing, but it has not always been clear how they are defined and what purpose they serve.

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Global Constitutionalism

Improving global accountability: The ICC and nonviolent crimes against humanity

Written by Eamon Aloyo on October 7, 2013

Scholars have proposed a number of different ways to improve global accountability, but none has adequately addressed how individuals who commit widespread or systematic nonviolent wrongs can be held to account.

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Global Society

Democratising Transitional Justice: Transitional Trade-offs and Constituting the Demos

Written by Eamon Aloyo on October 2, 2013

Aloyo argues that transitional justice should be democratized so that victims and potential victims constitute the transitional justice demos. To realize this goal he proposes a method by which people can be enfranchised to make such choices.

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Non State actors and Governance

The Rise of Non-State Actors in Global Governance: Opportunities and Limitations

Written by Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, Thomas G. Weiss on August 17, 2013

The success of non-state actors does not mean that intergovernmental organizations have no role — quite the contrary. The diversity of actors has created opportunities for new partnerships to form and older ones to be strengthened, but states and their intergovernmental organizations remain an essential component of future global governance.

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