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Journal of Conflict Resolution

Journal of Conflict Resolution

Journal of the Peace Science Society

eISSN: 15528766 | ISSN: 00220027 | Current volume: 68 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: 10 Times/Year

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The Journal of Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary journal of social scientific research and theory on human conflict. The journal focuses largely on international conflict, but also explores a variety of national, intergroup and interpersonal conflicts.

COMPREHENSIVE . . . For almost fifty years, the Journal of Conflict Resolution has provided scholars and researchers with the latest studies and theories on the causes of and solutions to the full range of human conflict, serving as a leading international forum for the systematic study of war and peace.

INCISIVE . . . The Journal of Conflict Resolution cuts through the controversies and emotions that often surround conflict, and focuses instead on solid measurable facts and carefully reasoned arguments. The journal provides you with the latest ideas, approaches and processes in conflict resolution.

INTERDISCIPLINARY . . . Committed to the belief that a thorough study of conflict resolution requires the concepts and theories from a variety of disciplines, the Journal of Conflict Resolution regularly features papers from the following areas: Political Science, Law, Economics, Sociology, International Relations, History, Psychology, Anthropology, and Methodology.


  • The latest ideas, approaches, and processes in conflict resolution
  • Concepts and theories from the widest variety of related disciplines
  • The leading international forum for the systematic study of war and peace
  • Comprehensive coverage of the key issues in the field

Journal of Conflict Resolution
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University of Maryland
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The Journal of Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary journal of social scientific theory and research on human conflict. It focuses especially on international conflict, but its pages are open to a variety of contributions about intergroup conflict, as well as between nations, that may help in understanding problems of war and peace. Reports about innovative applications, as well as basic research, are welcomed, especially when the results are of interest to scholars in several disciplines.

Paul Huth University of Maryland, USA
Editor Emeritus
Bruce Russett Yale University, USA
Managing Editor
Madeline Fleishman University of Maryland, USA
Todd Sandler The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Editorial Board
Christopher Achen Princeton University, USA
Patrick T. Brandt Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Department of Politics, New York University
Dapha Canetti University of Haifa, Israel
Lars Erik Cederman ETH Zurich, Switzerland
William A. Donohue Michigan State University, USA
Han Dorussen University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Daniel Druckman George Mason University, USA
James Fearon Stanford University, USA
Michelle R. Garfinkel University of California, Irvine, USA
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch University of Essex, UK
Miles Hewstone Oxford University, UK
Micheal Horowitz University of Pennsylvania, USA
Lisa Hultman Uppsala University, Sweden
Macartan Humphreys Columbia University, USA
Erin K. Jenne Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Gary King Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Kai Konrad Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany
Zeev Maoz Political Science, University of California, Davis, USA
Rose McDermott Brown University, USA
Rupal N. Mehta University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
James D Morrow University of Michigan, USA
Dan Reiter Emory University, USA
Marta Reynal-Querol Univertitat Pompeau Fabra, Spain
Gerald Schneider University of Konstanz, Germany
Jacob N. Shapiro Princeton University, USA
Alastair Smith New York University, USA
Ron Smith Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Sarah Soule Stanford University, USA
Barbara Walter University of California San Diego, USA
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