Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Online Publication: Stability

There's a new online publication out called Stability: International Journal of Security and Development. I'll quote the from the site's description:
"Stability is a new type of journal, one intended to present scholarly research with minimal delay and in a manner accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
The journal features research into those interventions, including stabilisation, stability operations, development assistance, state building and humanitarian aid, which aim to end conflicts, prevent conflict recurrence and foster peace."
If the first issue is any indication, this publication holds much promise. There are a number of insightful and interesting articles (I especially enjoyed Vanda Felbab-Brown's analysis: Slip-Sliding on a Yellow Brick Road: Stabilization Efforts in Afghanistan). All articles can be read online or downloaded in PDF format; handy for long flights.

I also heartily commend the approach the editors took, as articles are reader submitted and everything is Creative Commons licensed; this is the future of scholarly journals.

Good stuff all around, and I'm looking forward to the next issue.

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Blogger Stability Journal said...

Thank you for flagging up STABILITY. We've been getting some great feedback and are really excited that pracititoners and policymakers are reading our work. Please encourage your readers to contribute. The issue of NGO security is one we'd be eager to take up and which is central to contemporary stabilization debates.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least a number of the those involved seem to be some of the good people from York University's Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) -- a good department, glad to see they are publishing through the creative commons.

4:53 AM  

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