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Spotlight on peace studies . . .

FEATURED BOOKS

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 >

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 >

Why Peace Processes Fail: Negotiating Insecurity After Civil War
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 >

Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: Toward a Participatory Approach to Human Security

Lisa Schirch

A Global Observatory Must-Read Book in Peace and Security! Offering a systematic approach that links practical conflict-assessment exercises to the design, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of peacebuilding efforts, Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning has been carefully—and realistically—designed to enhance the effectiveness of peacebuilding practice. Lisa Schirch    More >

Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: Toward a Participatory Approach to Human Security
 

NEWS AND NOTES

The winner of the 2015 Gerner Grant for Professional Development (sponsored by LRP) is Dr. Jonneke Koomen, assistant professor of politics at Willamette University. The grant will support Dr. Koomen's 2015 visit to The Hague where she will do additional field research for her book project, "Unspeakable Suffering: Sexual Violence, Survivor Testimony, and International Justice in Africa."
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