Peace and conflict management in the 21st century: building a new world order 
Bhanu Pratap (University of Lucknow)
Hall 2
Start time:
16 May, 2014 at 15:30 (UTC+0)
Session slots:

Short Abstract:

The panel seeks to discuss the role of peace and conflict management in creating a vibrant and peaceful world order. The panel investigates the changing role of state and international society in creating order and co operation in times of civil war and ethnic cleansing .

Long Abstract

In the post 1945 scenario, the life of a citizen is not threatened by inter state wars but by civil wars . State itself engages itself in global offences such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. This entails that the there is consistent corrosion of political values in the global system. When atrocities are committed, it is deemed that state has surrendered its sovereignty to the international community.

The panel seeks to find out the tools that are available with the international community which will help to resolve the conflict driven societies. The panel seeks to interpret the tools of peace such as Responsibility to Protect, good offices, negotiations and various others methods available under UN Charter and its variants. The concept of Fail / weak states will be analyzed through the prism of new concept of State building. The panel will also discuss the relevance of Immanuel kant's perpetual peace model in the 21st century.

Accepted papers: