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Journal Articles

A global analysis of interactions between peace and environmental sustainability

DAHLIA SIMANGAN, CHUI YING LEE, Ayyoob sharifi, JOHN LEE CANDELARIA, and shinji kaneko (2022)

“The aim of this study is to identify which components of peace are most associated with environmental sustainability. Drawing on the Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Index, and Environmental Performance Index…” READ MORE

Climate-induced Stressors to Peace: A Review of Recent Literature

Ayyoob sharifi, dahlia simangan, chui ying lee, et al. (2021)

“Only under certain conditions climatic stressors may act as driving forces or aggravating factors. In fact, there is a strong consensus that climate change is less likely to undermine peace in isolation from a wide range of contextual socio-economic and institutional factors such as political instability, poor governance, poverty, homogeneous livelihood structures, and ethnic fractionalization.” READ MORE

Four Propositions on Integrated Sustainability: Toward a Theoretical Framework to Understand the Environment, Peace, and Sustainability Nexus

JOshua fisher, Poonam Arora, Siqi Chen, Sophia Rhee, Tempest Blaine, and Dahlia SIMANGAN (2021)

“Countries with institutions that enable cooperation and regulate competition perform better in attaining integrated sustainability indicators.” READ MORE.

Three Decades of Research on Climate Change and Peace: A Bibliometrics Analysis

Ayyoob sharifi, Dahlia SIMANGAN, and shinji kaneko (2021)

“Research on [climate change and negative peace] has grown steadily since 1990, but the trends have rapidly increased after the publication of the IPCC assessment report in 2007… [However], the focus has mainly been on war and violent conflicts and other events are not well addressed.” READ MORE.

Positive Peace Pillars and Sustainability Dimensions: An Analytical Framework

Dahlia SIMANGAN, Ayyoob Sharifi, and Shinji Kaneko (2021)

“This framing enabled us to consider some of the environmental, social, economic, and institutional conditions that influence the relationship between peace and sustainability. It also shows how our understanding of the peace–sustainability nexus can benefit from integrating environmental sustainability as one of the pillars of positive peace and negative peace as one of the dimensions of sustainability.”  READ MORE.

A Co-Designed Heuristic Guide for Investigating the Peace-Sustainability Nexus in the Context of Global Change

Dahlia SIMANGAN, Hassan virji, cullen hendrix, et al. (2021)

“We scope the complex and multifaceted relationship between peace and sustainability based on an experts workshop held at Hiroshima University in August 2019. The workshop focused on how peace, as a process or a condition, can help or hinder sustainability and vice versa.” READ MORE.

The Literature Landscape on Peace-Sustainability Nexus: A Scientometric Analysis

Ayyoob sharifi, Dahlia SIMANGAN, and shinji kaneko (2021)

“To advance the current understanding on the peace–sustainability nexus and inform an integrated research agenda, this paper employs a scientometric analysis of literature to identify publication trends, thematic clusters, and knowledge gaps.” READ MORE.

Edited Book

Integrated Approaches to Peace and Sustainability

ayyoob sharifi, dahlia simangan, And ShINJI KANEKO (2023)
  • Provides the state-of-the-art review of literature at the nexus of peace and sustainability
  • Explores complex and dynamic interlinkages between peace and sustainability
  • Presents pathways where sustainability and peace interact


Book Chapter

Environmental Sustainability: the Missing Pillar of Positive Peace

ayyoob sharifi and dahlia simangan (2021)

“We discuss the five dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, political, institutional, and environmental – in relation to the pillars of positive peace. We then make a case for the integration of environmental sustainability into the pillars of positive peace.” READ MORE.