Peace and Conflict Studies (ISSN 1082-7307) is committed to interdisciplinary explorations of conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance, and other mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. PCS is also interested in articles focusing on social change and nonviolence, including such areas as sustainable development, reflective practice, action research, human rights, and intercultural relations. Views expressed in articles and other contributions that appear in PCS do not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Editorial Board or Staff. PCS provides a forum for dialogue around various ideas, assessments, recommendations, and critiques.

Peace and Conflict Studies is indexed and/or abstracted in Peace Research Abstracts Journal, Public Affairs Information Service, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Psychological Abstracts, PsycINFO, Political Science Manuscripts, International Political Science Abstracts and Worldviews.

Current Issue: Volume 25, Number 1 (2018) Decolonizing Through a Peace and Conflict Studies Lens


While much has been written and said about colonialism and decolonizing, comparatively less scholarship has focused on the contributions the field of peace and conflict studies can make. What can our unique lens contribute? This Special Issue convenes a wide range of scholars to address this urgent question.



Colonialism and Peace and Conflict Studies
Sean Byrne, Mary Anne Clarke, and Aziz Rahman


The Nation as Corporation: British Colonialism and the Pitfalls of Postcolonial Nationhood in Nigeria
Benjamin Maiangwa, Muhammad Dan Suleiman, and Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba