Post-Conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Chip Gagnon, Keith Brown

Routledge
Published June 27, 2014
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415742351 - CAT# Y161272
Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

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Summary

This book examines how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period.

Post-conflict studies seek to illuminate, theorise, and narrate the processes by which societies transition from periods of overt and violent conflict to periods of relative stability and peace. Most of the research carried out on post-conflict societies has taken place within disciplinary bounds. In contrast, this volume breaches those boundaries; though each author is grounded in a particular discipline, the chapters have been written in a spirit of interdisciplinarity.

The focus of the volume is how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period into processes that the editors have categorised as criminalisation, medicalisation and missionisation. Comprised of essays written by a diverse group of scholars and activists from anthropology, political science, international relations, law, education, religion, and military history, each section of the book looks at the concept of post-conflict in a way that problematises its common usage and highlights the importance of strongly interdisciplinary research into post-conflict societies.

This book will be of interest to students of war and conflict studies, peace studies, security studies and IR in general.

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