Dr. Neville D’Cunha
International Relations & Diplomacy Department, Tshik International University, Erbil, Iraq
Email: [email protected]
DOI: 10.23918/ICABEP2019p29
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Today, the whole world is starving for peace. This article takes the declared goal of preventing violent political conflicts as a starting point. From Somalia to Syria, from Sierra Leone to Libya, political violence is the plague of our age. At the outset, “we need to consider the concept of violence itself. The most common notion is that violence entails the use of physical force, usually with the purpose of injuring or damaging the target of the violence. In the political world, the tools of such violence can range from flying fists and bullets to nerve gas and nuclear missiles” (Danziger 2012). The central actor in violent political conflicts is usually the ‘state.’ Prevention means doing everything to help countries avert the outbreak of crises that take a high toll on humanity, undermining institutions and capacities to achieve peace and development (United Nations and World Bank 2018). In order to do continually achieve this task, robust mechanisms to prevent future conflict risks needs to be put in place. In an interdependent world, this means that for preventing political violent conflicts there is a dire need for an international architecture which works across countries and refocused on prevention rather than containment. In this paper, I propose to do a thematic analysis of the joint United Nations and World Bank Report (2018) on preventing violent conflict in the light of political violence expounded by Danziger (2012). This thematic analysis can enable us to understand both the anatomy of political violence and international architecture to prevent their future occurrence. This study can make a significant contribution to address the immense challenges facing collective humanity’s contemporary quest for peace.

Keywords: Political Violence, Violent Conflict Prevention, International Tools for Conflict Prevention, Quest for Peace

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