Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides cutting-edge data and analysis concerning domestic and international conflicts and corresponding peacebuilding activities. The book include forecasts of risks of political and social instability, as well as trends and patterns in conflict. The 2014 edition focusses on the 'micro level' in the study of conflict and peacebuilding, such as social relationships below the level of the nation-state, with attention to key topics such as ethnicity, climate change, foreign aid and sexual violence. Peace and Conflict is a large-format, full-color resource with numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual and summary presentation of information. Crisp narratives are highlighted with pull-quote extracts emphasizing major findings.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction David A. Backer, Paul K. Huth, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld Regular Features 2 The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks David A. Backer and Paul K. Huth 3 Global Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946-2012 David A. Backer and Paul K. Huth 4 Global Trends in Democratization: Leadership Transitions and Systemic Change Erica Frantz 5 Global Trends in Terrorism, 1970-2011 Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan Disaggregation and the Micro-Dynamics of Conflict and Peacebuilding Introduction to the Special Theme David A. Backer 6 Disaggregating Conflict by Actors, Time, and Location Karsten Donnay, Elena Gadjanova, and Ravi Bhavnani 7 The Political Geography of Climate Vulnerability, Conflict, and Aid in Africa Joshua Busby, Clionadh Raleigh, and Idean Salehyan 8 Exploring Inequality and Ethnic Conflict: EPR-ETH and GROWup Lars-Erik Cederman, Luc Girardin, and Julian Wucherpfennig 9 Describing and Understanding Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: The Role of Disaggregation Amelia Hoover Green 10 Localizing Peace, Reconstruction, and the Effects of Mass Violence Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham 11 Crowdsourcing to Map Conflict, Crises, and Humanitarian Responses Patrick Meier Additional Resources 12 Profiles of Active Armed Conflicts Jonathan Wilkenfeld References Peace and Conflict Editorial Advisory Board Acknowledgments About the Authors About the Contributors About the Center for International Development