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Spotlight on peace studies . . .

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Connecting Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation

Connecting Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation

Elisabeth Porter

Can postconflict states achieve both peace and justice as they deal with a traumatic past? What role does reconciliation play in healing wounds, building trust, and rectifying injustices? This provocative book, incorporating the frameworks of both peace/conflict studies and transitional justice, explores the core challenges that war-torn states confront once the violence has ended. The book is    More >

Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles

Maciej J. Bartkowski, editor

This unique book brings to light the little-known, but powerful roles that civil resistance has played in national liberation struggles throughout history. Ranging from the American Revolution to Kosovo in the 1990s, from Egypt under colonial rule to present-day West Papua and Palestine, the authors of Recovering Nonviolent History consider several key questions: What kinds of civilian-based    More >

Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Why Peace Processes Fail: Negotiating Insecurity After Civil War

Why Peace Processes Fail: Negotiating Insecurity After Civil War

Jasmine-Kim Westendorf

Why do so many post–civil war societies continue to be characterized by widespread violence and political instability? Or, more succinctly, why do peace processes so often fail to consolidate peace? Addressing this question, Jasmine-Kim Westendorf explores how the international community engages in resolving civil wars—and clarifies why, despite the best of intentions and the    More >

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 >

Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms
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"    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

We are happy to report that Caroline Wintersgill has joined LRP as senior consulting editor! (Most recently, she was senior commissioning editor for social sciences at Bloomsbury Publishing.) Based in London, Caroline will be working with authors in the UK and Continental Europe. You can reach her at cwintersgill@rienner.com.
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