Journal of Peace and Security Studies



Lioba Lenhart, Editor-in-Chief

Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), Gulu University


Susan Reynolds Whyte, Co-editor

Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen



Published by:

Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies

Gulu University

P. O. Box 166, Gulu – Uganda


About the Journal

The Journal of Peace and Security Studies (JPSS) is a peer-reviewed electronic and print journal, published by the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), a multi-disciplinary academic institution at Gulu University in Uganda.

The Journal reflects the multi-disciplinary focus of the Institute and publishes articles in the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined to include anthropology, sociology, political science, history, psychology, law, conflict and peace studies, religious studies and environmental studies. Articles that cut across disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome.

Uganda is a key regional focus for the Journal, but contributions from the whole East African region and beyond are encouraged as well. The Journal actively seeks to publish studies that can help to develop a broader comparative perspective on issues related to conflict, peace building, post-war reconstruction and human security in Eastern Africa and beyond.

JPSS is published periodically. Volumes/numbers devoted to specific topics and edited by invited guests alternate with miscellaneous volumes/numbers.


IPSS and the editors of JPSS would like to thank the Danish Research Council for Development Research and the research project ‘Governing Transition in Northern Uganda: Trust and Land’ (aka ‘TrustLand’) jointly implemented by IPSS, the Department of Culture and Society of Aarhus University and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Copenhagen for financial and scholarly support.