The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy is now available on ScholarWorks, the open access repository for scholarship and research at UMass Boston.
Describing the topics explored in this issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy, founding editor Padraig O’Malley writes: “This issue of the journal has three parts. The first part had its origins in a conference on extremism held at the Center for Study of Intractable Conflicts (CRIC), Harris Manchester College Oxford in October 2015; the second comprises four articles on conflicts referred to as ‘intractable’—Colombia, Syria, and Israel/Palestine—and a reflection on the Holocaust; the third is a stand-alone, one article that addresses the leadership attributes necessary to crack the iron walls of intractability.”
The New England Journal of Public Policy has been published since 1985 by the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Full issues of the open access journal are available on ScholarWorks.
In addition to the introductory note by journal editor O’Malley, who is also the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, the contents of this issue include:
- “Why We Have the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict in Oxford” by John, Lord Alderdice
- “A Policy-Oriented Framework for Understanding Violent Extremism” by Wael Haddara
- “Understanding the Appeal of ISIS” by Lydia Wilson
- “The Growth of ISIS Extremism in Southeast Asia: Its Ideological and Cognitive Features—and Possible Policy Responses” by Kumar Ramakrishna
- “The Apocalyptic Imagination and the Fundamentalist Mindset” by Charles B. Strozier
- “Suicide Terrorism: Performance Violence as Public Plunge” by Gregory Saathoff
- “What Is the Colombian Peace Process Teaching the World?” by Andrés Ucrós Maldonado
- “Geographies of Absence: Radicalization and the Shaping of the New Syrian Territoriality” by Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj
- “Syrian Civil Society during the Peace Talks in Geneva: Role and Challenges” by Zedoun Alzoubi
- “Israel and Palestine: The Demise of the Two-State Solution” by Padraig O’Malley
- “The Search for Meaning: Survivors’ Children and Their Choice of a Life in the Law” by Rose Zoltek-Jick
- “Inclusiveness, Foresight, and Decisiveness: The Practical Wisdom of Barrier-Crossing Leaders” by Michael A. Cowan
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