A large number of scholars, social activists, as well as a growing percentage of the general population, attribute this rise in global inequalities to the cause of the high levels of poverty, environmental degradation and socio-economic instability currently being experienced in both developed and developing countries. This wide-ranging instability has set off an intense debate that questions the legitimacy and future of Western-style free market capitalism and its corresponding open and liberal social values. This seemingly growing rejection of Western free market ideals and the rebuke of the political and economic elite that controls the world’s wealth have also engendered within the academic community a wide range of non-traditional and non-western perspectives that are helping to broaden the conversation and put forth new, eclectic and innovative approaches to solving these issues. It is with this wider goal of expanding the global debate countering the Western biases in our approaches to social, economic, conflict and political issues that The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies and Development presents the following articles, which contribute to a better understanding of these challenges.
"The Journal of International Relations, Peace and Development Studies 3rd Edition Introduction,"
The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/agsjournal/vol3/iss1/1