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New Titles - December

Peace and Conflict Studies: A Reader

This month sees the publication of many new and exciting titles from Routledge Military, Strategic and Security Studies. On a range of highly topical subjects, these books cover European Security, US policies abroad, as well as international order, to name but a few.

Peace and Conflict Studies: A Reader comes from two experts in the field of conflict prevention and resolution, and gathers together a range of key works in this growing field. It examines various approaches to understanding peace and conflict, and makes for excellent introduction to this ever expanding discipline.
 

Read more about Peace and Conflict Studies: A Reader, as well as the other titles published this month, by clicking the links below. They are all available to order now on the Routledge website, so why not take a look and maybe you will find a great new addition to your personal library or course reading lists!
 

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  1. America, the UN and Decolonisation

    Cold War Conflict in the Congo

    By John Kent

    Series: LSE International Studies Series

    This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War. Focussing on the Congo, this book shows how the preservation of the existing economic and social order in the Congo was a key element in the decolonisation process and the fighting...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. European 'Security' Governance

    Edited by George Christou, Stuart Croft

    This book argues that we can understand and explain the EU as a security and peace actor through a framework of an updated and deepened concept of security governance. It elaborates and develops on the current literature on security governance in order to provide a more theoretically driven...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Violence and War in Culture and the Media

    Five Disciplinary Lenses

    Edited by Athina Karatzogianni

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This edited volume examines theoretical and empirical issues relating to violence and war and its implications for media, culture and society. Over the last two decades there has been a proliferation of books, films and art on the subject of violence and war. However, this is the first volume that...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation

    Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

    Edited by Bruno Charbonneau, Genevieve Parent

    Series: Studies in Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

    This book aims to bridge the gap between what are generally referred to as ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to peacebuilding. After the experience of a physical and psychological trauma, the period of individual healing and recovery is intertwined with political and social reconciliation. The...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Developing European Internal Security Policy

    After the Stockholm Summit and the Lisbon Treaty

    Edited by Christian Kaunert, Sarah Léonard

    The European Union (EU) is making strong inroads into areas of security traditionally reserved to states, especially into internal security, or Justice and Home Affairs. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), as it has been renamed in the Amsterdam Treaty, has seen significant policy...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  6. A Micro-Sociology of Violence

    Deciphering patterns and dynamics of collective violence

    Edited by Jutta Bakonyi, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

    This book aims at a deeper understanding of social processes, dynamics and institutions shaping collective violence. It argues that violence is a social practice that adheres to social logics and, in its collective form, appears as recurrent patterns. In search of characteristics, mechanisms and...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Chinese Army Today

    Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis J. Blasko

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The Chinese Army Today is a comprehensive study of the Chinese military, examining its ground forces in a level of detail not found in any other contemporary works. This new, revised edition has been fully updated to take account of recent changes in the institution. In 1999, the military...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Governing Ethnic Conflict

    Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace

    By Andrew Finlay

    Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

    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 December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Nuclear Proliferation and International Order

    Challenges to the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Edited by Olav Njølstad

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    This book examines the state of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the issues it faces in the early 21st century. Despite the fact that most countries in the world have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there is growing concern that the NPT is in serious trouble and may not be able...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. US Strategy in Africa

    AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges

    Edited by David J Francis

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    This book outlines the construction, interpretations and understanding of US strategy towards Africa in the early twenty-first century. No single issue or event in the recent decades in Africa has provoked so much controversy and unified hostility and opposition as the announcement by former...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge