Civil War: Academic Research and the Policy Community

  title={Civil War: Academic Research and the Policy Community},
  author={Andrew Mack},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={515 - 525}
  • A. Mack
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
This article argues that the academic conflict research community has far less impact on the policy community than the importance of its work deserves. This is so for a number of reasons. First, the scholarly and policy communities communicate badly - the former rarely seeking to make their work more accessible to the latter. This is particularly true of the work of the econometricians, which few in the policy community understand. Second, the still-dominant realist academic security studies… 

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