- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
II. Highlights and changes
III. Methodology and data sources
IV. Investigating peace at the subnational level
Table 2B.1. The Global Peace Index 2011
Table 2B.2. Countries with the greatest change in Global Peace Index scores, 2010–11
Table 2B.3. Measures of ongoing domestic and international conflict
Table 2B.4. Measures of societal safety and security
Table 2B.5. Measures of militarization
Table 2B.6. The indicators for national peace indices
Table 2B.7. The US Peace Index 2011
The Global Peace Index (GPI) seeks to determine what cultural attributes and institutions are associated with states of peace. It ranks 153 countries by their relative states of peace using 23 indicators.
Iceland regained first place due to restored political stability. Island nations generally fare well, with most in the top half of the GPI, as do small, stable and democratic countries.
Camilla Schippa (Italy) is a Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Daniel Hyslop (Australia) is Research Manager at the Institute for Economics and Peace.