Development of the PA-X Database Highlighted In Latest Issue of ‘Pathways to Peace and Security’ Journal

Pathways to peace and Security 2021 Journal Cover, Issue 2 (61)

A paper reflecting on the development of the PA-X Peace Agreements Database by Dr Sanja Badanjak has been published in the most recent issue of Pathways to Peace and Security.

Dr Badanjak’s article, titled “The PA-X Peace Agreements Database: Reflections on documenting the practice of peacemaking”, provides an update to the initial introduction to PA-X data, and discusses key lessons learned from the processes of data collection, analysis, and visualisation. The paper article also assesses the place and impact of this database in the context of peace and conflict studies, discussing how PA-X data can be used in conjunction with other datasets on peace and conflict.

Dr Badanjak’s paper is complemented by two relevant articles in this publication which are also included in the section titled “Datasets and Mathematical Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies”, authored respectively by Stina Högbladh (Uppsala University) and Thomas Morgan (Institute for Economics and Peace, Sydney).

Stina Högbladh’s paper, titled “Peace agreements in armed conflicts: Focusing on finding a solution to the conflict incompatibility”, describes the most up-to-date version of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s (UCDP) Peace Agreement Dataset. The paper also provides an analysis of key trends in the dataset’s peace agreements.

Thomas Morgan refers to the Global Peace Index (GPI) in an article titled “Peace as a composite indicator: The goals and future of the Global Peace Index”. Morgan describes how the GPI, a composite indicator of peacefulness at the national level, brings together multiple indicators of violence to represent a continuous measure of peacefulness.

Dr Badanjak’s article is now available via the project’s publications database.