State-Civil Society Interactions
Analysing the relationship between civil society and the state, this book lays bare the assumptions informing peacebuilding practices and demonstrates through empirical research how such practices have led to new dynamics of conflict. The drive to establish a sustainable liberal peace largely...
Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge
Deadline Diplomacy in Territorial Disputes
This book discusses the role of time in peace negotiations and peace processes in the post-Cold War period, making reference to real-world negotiations and using comparative data. Deadlines are increasingly used by mediators to spur deadlocked negotiation processes, under the assumption that fixed...
Published September 2nd 2012 by Routledge
The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans
This book presents new theoretical and conceptual perspectives on the problematique of building just and durable peace. Linking peace and justice has sparked lively debates about the dilemmas and trade-offs in several contemporary peace processes. Despite the fact that justice and peace are...
Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge
The Continuing Crisis in Darfur
This book examines the continuing devastation in the Darfur region of Sudan, from the perspective of a multiplicity of conflicts of distinct types. The crisis reached its peak in 2003–2004, when certain Arab militias joined forces with the Sudan armed forces in a campaign against insurgent...
Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge
Participatory Peacebuilding after Asymmetric Conflicts
This book explores the conditions under which non-state armed groups (NSAGs) participate in post-war security and political governance. The text offers a comprehensive approach to post-war security transition processes based on five years of participatory research with local experts and...
Published January 26th 2012 by Routledge
Global Governance and the Threat of Armed Violence
This book focuses on the use of small arms in violence and attempts by the state to govern the use and acquisition of these weapons. It is likely that hundreds of thousands of people are killed every year as a result of armed violence – in contexts ranging from war zones to domestic violence. This...
Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge
New Themes and Old Problems in Northern Ireland
This book looks at the gendering of the on-going process of conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. It aims both to document and analyze the effects of the restructuring of formal and civil society politics on gender and sexual equality. Consequently, it opens up the...
To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge
This book examines how the liberal peace experiment of the post-Cold War environment has failed to connect with its target populations, which have instead set about transforming it according to their own local requirements. Liberal peacebuilding has caused a range of unintended consequences. These...
Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge
Theory and Practice
Comprising essays by Peter Wallensteen, this book presents an overview of the thematic development of peace research, which has become one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of war and conflict studies. Peace research began in the 1950s when centres were formed in the USA and Europe, and...
Published June 29th 2011 by Routledge
Strategy, possibility or absurdity?
Reconciliation after Terrorism brings together scholars from the hitherto disparate fields of terrorism and reconciliation studies, in order to examine whether reconciliation is a possible strategy for dealing with and ending a terrorist conflict. Although terrorist activities often play a role in...
Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge
Beyond the Metropolis
This book examines the limits to cosmopolitan liberal peacebuilding caused by its preoccupation with the values and assumptions of neoliberal global governance. The peace people experience is determined by the processes privileged in peacebuilding. This book is about four things that shape the...
Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge
Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland
This book examines the role of economic aid in the management and resolution of protracted ethnic conflicts, focusing on the case study of Northern Ireland. The book describes the results of a study of the role of economic aid within Northern Ireland, through the viewpoints of citizens collected...
Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge
Debating Peace in Northern Ireland
This book offers new insights into the close relationship between political discourses and conflict resolution through critical analysis of the role of discursive change in a peace process. Just as a peace process has many dimensions and stakeholders, so the discourses considered here come from a...
Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge
Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace
This book offers an intellectual history of an emerging technology of peace and explains how the liberal state has come to endorse illiberal subjects and practices. The idea that conflicts are problems that have causes and therefore solutions rather than winners and losers has gained momentum since...
Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge
Radical Disagreement, Dialogue and Survival
This book investigates intractable conflicts and their main verbal manifestation - radical disagreement – and explores what can be done when conflict resolution fails. The book identifies agonistic dialogue - dialogue between enemies - as the key to linguistic intractability. It suggests how...
Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge
Alternative Pathways to Peace
This book explores how creative ways of resolving social conflicts emerge, evolve, and subsequently come to be accepted or rejected in inter-group relations. Creativity and Conflict Resolution explores a subject with which political communities involved in social conflict have always grappled:...
Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge
Hot and Cold Wars
This book examines the evolution of the relationship between climate change and conflict, and attempts to visualize future trends. Owing to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, current trends in climate change will not appreciably alter over the next half century even if drastic...
Published July 13th 2009 by Routledge
Contributions from the private sector to address violent conflict
Business, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding examines the actions currently being taken by businesses in areas of violent conflict around the world, and explores how they can make a significant contribution to the resolution of violent conflicts through business-based peacebuilding. This book...
Published May 10th 2009 by Routledge
Creating and Resolving Conflict with Trust and Social Networks
This new edited collection illustrates the paradoxical power of social capital in creating and resolving conflict. This is the first book to bring the two faces of social capital together in a single volume, and includes previously unpublished case studies, statistical analyses, and theoretical...
Published November 6th 2008 by Routledge
This book examines the way in which peace is conceptualized in IR theory, a topic which has until now been largely overlooked. The volume explores the way peace has been implicitly conceptualized within the different strands of IR theory, and in the policy world as exemplified through practices in...
Published May 7th 2008 by Routledge
Managing Violent Pasts
This book considers the problem of managing the unfinished business of a violent past in societies moving out of political violence. Truth Commissions are increasingly used to unearth the acts committed by the various protagonists and to acknowledge the suffering of their victims. This book...
Published October 17th 2007 by Routledge
The OSCE and Conflict Resolution
Preface Acknowledgements Glossary Foreword Alice Ackermann, OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre 1. Violent Postmodern Conflict: A Need to Go Beyond Symptoms 2. A Framework for Analyzing Violent Postmodern Conflict 3. A Model for Responding to Violent Postmodern...
Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge