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New and Published Books

  1. Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation

    Multi-level Challenges in Deeply Divided Societies

    By Sarah Maddison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    This book examines approaches to reconciliation and peacebuilding in settler colonial, post-conflict, and divided societies. In contrast to current literature, this book provides a broader assessment of reconciliation and conflict transformation by applying a distinctive ‘multi-level’ approach. The...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Radicalization

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Humanitarian Technology

    Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences and Insecurity

    By Katja Lindskov Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology

    This book offers a detailed exploration of three examples of humanitarian uses of new technology, employing key theoretical insights from Foucault. We are currently seeing a humanitarian turn to new digital technologies, such as biometrics, remote sensing, and surveillance drones. However, such...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Reconstruction

    A Contentious Relationship

    By Padraig McAuliffe

    This short and accessible book is the first to focus exclusively on the inter-relation between transitional justice and rule of law reconstruction in post-conflict and post-authoritarian states. In so doing it provides a provocative reassessment of the various tangled relationships between the two...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy

    Edited by Matthew Saul, James A. Sweeney

    Series: Post-Conflict Law and Justice

    The trend for international engagement in post-conflict reconstruction has produced a host of best-practice postulates on topics such as local involvement in decision-making, accountability for past atrocities, sensitivity to context, and the construction of democratic institutions of governance....

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Moral Responsibility, Statecraft and Humanitarian Intervention

    The US Response to Rwanda, Darfur, and Libya

    By Cathinka Vik

    Series: Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

    This book explores the moral complexity of statecraft in the context of decision-making on armed intervention in the post-Cold War era. This book adds to the debate on humanitarian intervention by analyzing the moral complexity of statecraft when confronted with situations of severe human rights...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Nuclear Exits

    Countries foregoing the nuclear option

    Edited by Ilkka Taipale, Vappu Taipale

    Many countries have the capacity to construct nuclear weapons - even relatively poor and small ones, as the North Korean example shows us. So far, only one country - South Africa – has voluntarily given up its nuclear weapons programme. Three others - Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus - gave up the...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Conflict Resolution and Human Needs

    Linking Theory and Practice

    Edited by Kevin Avruch, Christopher Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    This edited volume examines Basic Human Needs theory and interactive problem solving, looking at recent developments in thinking about both and how these might affect peacebuilding in contemporary conflicts of the twenty-first century. The era in the immediate aftermath of World War II was,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport and peacemaking have evolved. It is no longer the case that the Olympic Games and war games exist in isolation from each other. Increasingly, policymakers, peacekeepers, athletes, development workers, presidents of nations and others combine forces in an "integrated" approach towards peace....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. International Organizations and the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect

    The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

    Edited by Daniel Silander, Don Wallace

    Series: Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect

    This book seeks to understand the obligation of the international community to implement the principles of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). With a focus on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the volume examines what formal responsibility and actual capability international institutions have to...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge