Testifying before truth-telling mechanisms, such as truth commissions and gacaca, can cause psychological harm to the participants.
Latin America (students)
The securitisation of the Zika virus in Brazil has been considered as an effective method to prevent it – but this may be an unnecessary step.
The current outbreak of Zika virus disease, centred in Brazil, highlights the population-level fears that can arise in response to infectious disease pandemics.
Rather than including more women in peace-building to make positive difference to the processes and outcomes, a gender sensitive approach should be considered.
Overproducing food, while allowing for food security, also disrupt world markets as well as causes immense environmental damage to soil and water supplies.
Although NGOs have been criticised for their failure to address the issues facing Haiti in the aftermath of her earthquake, preexisting issues exacerbate the challenge.
Colombia’s controversial ‘Justice and Peace’ Law has unified human rights advocates on anti-amnesty attitudes while contributing to new disputes on accountability.
Containment theory and its tendency to promote blunt thinking, especially in the Americas, was the prime factor affecting the logic behind US support for the coup in Chile.
Explaining the occurrence of the Falklands War through diversionary theory, competing sovereignty claims and Fearon’s exploration of the contraction of bargaining ranges.
Afro-Latino communities in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico are mobilising a diverse socio-political identity to challenge a deep-rooted history of discrimination.
Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.
While the left advocated the return to democracy, the right has also played an important part in the transition in both Chile and Argentina – albeit to different results.