Post-Conflict Management and Resolution Studies

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Welcome to Post-Conflict Management and Resolution Studies. This research project was envisioned and brought to reality by the young political scientist Jaylan Michael Haley. The research project was created with two purposes in mind:

  1. To create a platform upon which individuals from around the world can easily collaborate to further explore the intricacies of past and on-going post-conflict engagements; and
  2. To create a platform upon which individuals from around the world can easily collaborate to create policy prescriptions for national and international solutions to future post-conflict engagements.

This project operates under the principles of individual worth, intellectual rigor, and global impact.

Individual worth[edit | edit source]

Individual worth speaks to the idea that no matter the educational or experienced background of one individual, their voice deserves to be heard if it can in any way aid others in addressing global problems. Most research centers, even those that supposedly solicit individual scholarly work, discriminate upon educational credentials and "experience" within a field. What they fail to capitalize upon is the economy of scale of individuals that are connected to the world through the internet who, by providing just a glimmer of their part of the world from first-hand life experiences rather than academic or work-related experiences, provide a wealth of knowledge and understanding to us all. Further, the bureaucratic nature of most research centers prevents true independent research and solutions for mankind. The organizational agendas and special interest influences of brick-and-mortar organizations are smashed here as we believe in honest, transparent research. But in opening our doors to the entire world, how do you maintain credibility and forward movement one might ask?

Intellectual rigor[edit | edit source]

We advocate intellectual rigor by community regulation. If ideas and suggestions lack intellectual rigor, it is up to us all to ensure that we address the issue immediately and in a very much respectful manner. It is understood that for a project to retain credibility it must be viewed as a contributing organization to society. We, the community, must ensure the project remains an intellectual repository for the present and future as many eyes will be upon this place, wishing, hoping for its failure. But, where we will succeed where others fail is in policy prescription that is not only intellectually sound but also practical.

Global impact[edit | edit source]

Where many research institutes fail is in their inability to provide real solutions to real problems. It's completely acceptable to create knowledge wells from which others who are conducting research may draw to increase their understanding. But, the true beneficiaries of the deep wells of knowledge that are being dug on sites like Wikipedia, Wikinews, and Wikiversity are the individuals that benefit from policies implemented as a result of increased understanding. As a result the project seeks to create a global impact by submitting complete policy prescriptions to lawmakers at national and international governments and organizations that are bombarded by accusations of what should be done but are low on suggestions of just how things can be done.

Summary[edit | edit source]

It's important to understand the project is not like anything that you've ever experienced before. This platform is years ahead of its time and will succeed only because the success of humanity depends upon collaborative tools like these. If you have suggestions for how the project can better address the problem of post-conflict management and resolution, please contact, Jaylan Haley at your earliest convenience.

Knowledge Wells
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