UDC 316.485.26
Biblid: 0543-3657, 64 (2013)
Vol. 64, No 1151, pp. 135-150
DOI:

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 11 Apr 2013
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

THE NOTION, SIGNIFICANCE AND FUNCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PEACE – WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A (NON)INSITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR TRANSFORMATION OF CONFLICTS

Stojadinović Mladen (Centar za studije mira, Fakultet političkih nauka, Beograd), mladja_stojadinović@yahoo.com

The aim of the paper is to define the concept of Infrastructure for Peace, as well as to make a short comparison of the existing Infrastructure for Peace in regard to the so-called War Infrastructure. Here is offered a small contribution to the explanation of importance of Infrastructure for Peace both as an emerging theoretical concept and the approach to conflicts based on it. Furthermore, it will deal with functions, components and limits of Peace Infrastructure, but also with its specific institutional elements, i.e. peace councils and ministries for peace. The author argues that the future transformation of deep-rooted conflicts will be significantly brighter if elements of Infrastructure for Peace are strengthened, even despite some ambiguities this concept brings with it.

Keywords: Infrastructure for Peace, conflict, „War Infrastructure“, military-industrial complex, peace councils, ministries for peace