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Books exploring Peace & Conflict . . .

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Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding: Putting Theory to Work

Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding: Putting Theory to Work

Pamina Firchow and Harry Anastasiou, editors

What is sustainable peacebuilding? And what is the relationship between empirical realities and theoretical approaches to the subject? The authors of Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding present a series of case studies from around the world to explore how various peacebuilding theories engage and interact with lived experiences, and also to elaborate useful new theoretical perspectives.    More >

Civilians in War

Civilians in War

Simon Chesterman, editor

In World War I, only 5 percent of all casualties were civilian; in World War II, that number was 50 percent; and in conflicts in the 1990s, civilians accounted for up to 90 percent of those killed. Clearly, the 1949 Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians, while recognizing the changing face of war, has not succeeded in reversing the trend. Focusing particularly on the intrastate    More >

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi and Simon J. A. Mason

The result of a long collaboration between a Kenyan-Somali mediator and a Swiss scholar-practitioner, Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts introduces an innovative, practical approach to resolving an enduring issue: How can conflicts be resolved in polarized societies? This approach breaks out of the insider/outsider dichotomy to develop a framework for achieving peace in the most    More >

Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms

Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams

During times of civil conflict and war, why do some women turn to militant action while others seek peaceful resolutions? And why does the answer matter? Tackling these questions in their provocative analysis, Joyce Kaufman and Kristen Williams explore the full range of women's responses to armed struggles.     More >

 Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Banning the Bomb: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jean Krasno and Elisabeth Szeli

Frustrated by the abrogation of promises by nuclear weapons states to disarm, countries that have foregone nuclear weapons joined forces with key members of civil society in efforts that culminated in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). How did this initiative succeed—in defiance of the major powers—in changing the discourse around nuclear weapons? What roles    More >

Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict

Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict

Mary B. Anderson and Marshall Wallace

A Global Observatory Must-Read Book in Peace and Security! How do ordinary people, neither pacifists nor peace activists, come to decide collectively to eschew violent conflict and then develop strategies for maintaining their region as a nonwar area despite myriad pressures to the contrary? Mary Anderson and Marshall Wallace analyze the experiences of thirteen nonwar communities that made    More >

Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution: Toward a Multidimensional Approach

Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution: Toward a Multidimensional Approach

Rachel M. Goldberg, editor

What would the work of conflict resolution look like if practitioners not only recognized that it is impossible for them to be neutral—and that there are dangers in believing otherwise—but also brought their whole selves to the negotiation table? Focusing on this question, the authors of Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution introduce the work of pathbreaking individuals who    More >

 

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