Visualizing Sustaining Peace

An example of the mapping of different stakeholders for the sustainable peace project

The project is employing models and methods from complexity science to study and visualize the dynamics of sustaining peaceful societies, and has been developing a comprehensive causal loop diagram. Developed through expert surveys and reviews of the literature, this diagram maps the empirical science related to sustaining peace. Causal loop diagrams help us to identify factors that influence peace, and the connections between them, serving as an interactive tool which can lead to new insights for peacebuilding and for mitigating the unintended consequences of well intended interventions.