Governance's Relationship Between State and Society

Good governance can thwart the conditions that give rise to armed conflict and provide the tools needed to mitigate disputes before they degenerate into war. The challenge of preventing war depends upon the strength of institutions and governance. If the capacities and qualities of governance can be improved, a better and more peaceful future awaits.

In their new book, Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity, scholar and peace activist, David Cortright, and his co-authors, Conor Seyle and Kristen Wall, argue that a lack of institutional accountability and a trend toward right wing populism are jeopardizing peace in the United States and other countries.

Learn more about the book and its findings.