Stability is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal. It cultivates research and analysis, makes it available free of charge and without delay. Its content combines the best of academic research with insights from policy-makers and practitioners for a tangible impact.

It features research into interventions such as stabilisation, peacekeeping, state building, crime prevention, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, addressing conflict and other forms of instability.

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Call for Papers

Stability welcomes articles from a range of disciplines, including political science, development studies, international relations, sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology and the law, among others. The journal will focus upon stabilisation through international missions as well as by governments within their own territories. The following topics will appear relatively regularly within the pages of Stability:

  • Civil-military interaction
  • Conflict prevention/risk reduction
  • Constitutional and legislative affairs
  • Correlates of conflict
  • Corruption and illicit networks
  • Counterinsurgency tactics
  • Crime reduction
  • Demographics and human geography
  • Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration
  • Economic growth and livelihoods
  • Governance and political legitimacy
  • International cooperation/organization
  • Judicial/justice sector reform
  • Law and legal regimes
  • Organised crime and gang violence
  • Peacekeeping or peace support operations
  • Security sector reform
  • Stability operations
  • State- and nation-building
  • Urban studies and challenges
  • Whole of government or whole of system approaches

Stability will primarily publish full research articles (5-7,000 words) but will also feature shorter “practice notes” (3-5,000 words) and “commentaries” (1-2,000 word) insofar as they are well informed, critical and contribute to knowledge and thinking at the security-development nexus. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL CALL FOR PAPERS.