This edited volume provides new insights into the interplay between governance and conflict. The articles in this volume deal with this problematic dimension from a variety of perspectives, covering different actors and topics as well as a vast array of geographical locations and entities that include both states and de facto or unrecognized states such as Transnistria. Scholars and practitioners have contributed to this work to bridge the gap between academia and practice. The volume blends scholarly research with examples of practical application to approach the conundrums of governance in and during conflict in a comprehensive way.
Blanka Bellak, Ph.D., is the former Director of the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR). She works on leadership, peace and security.
Jaba Devdariani is a consultant in public administration reform and the design of negotiation frameworks. He holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Benedikt Harzl is an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC and Assistant Professor at the University of Graz.
Lara Spieker is a social researcher and former intern at ASPR. She holds an M.Phil in South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford.