The issue of PJPCS, the fifth in line, contains five papers on topics relevant to peace and conflict studies. The topics range from Kashmir dispute to drone attacks, Syrian conflict, women political representation, and also includes a paper on the status of peace and conflict research in Pakistan.
The author, Syed Hussain Shaheed Soherwordi, analyzes the Kashmir issue in the light of conflict resolution strategies. He discusses various approaches toward Kashmir dispute including egoistic and resources approach. He further discusses conflict management styles including avoiding, accommodating, competing, compromising, and collaborating. He also discusses post-colonial peace theory and democratic peace theory and how they might be applied to Kashmir dispute.
The author, Imran Ahmad Sajid, discusses the status of peace and conflict research in Pakistan. While limited in many respects, his paper adopts a structured methodology to look for journals and papers relevant to peace and conflict studies. He argues that peace and conflict research is shadowed under the clouds of political science, international relations and regional studies. He further claims that the major focus of peace and conflict research has been on Pakistan, US, China, India, and Central Asia.
Adopting a qualitative approach, the authors Akhlaq Ahmad and Haq Nawaz Anwar look into women political representation in Pakistan through the sociological lens. They adopt a feminist perspective in analyzing women po