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Studies in Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding


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This series publishes innovative research into the connections between insecurity and under-development in fragile states, and into situations of violence and insecurity more generally. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the study of a variety of issues, including the changing nature of contemporary armed violence (conflict), efforts to foster the conditions that prevent the outbreak or recurrence of such violence (development), and strategies to promote peaceful relations on the communal, societal and international level (peacebuilding).

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Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States

Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States

Forthcoming

Kwesi Aning, M. Anne Brown, Volker Boege, Charles T. Hunt
April 16, 2018

This volume examines the dynamics of socio-political order in post-colonial states across the Pacific Islands region and West Africa in order to elaborate on the processes and practices of peace formation. Drawing on field research and engaging with post-liberal conceptualisations of peacebuilding,...

Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation: Peace, Space and Place

Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation: Peace, Space and Place

Annika Bjorkdahl, Stefanie Kappler
May 16, 2017

This book investigates peacebuilding in post-conflict scenarios by analysing the link between peace, space and place. By focusing on the case studies of Cyprus, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and South Africa, the book provides a spatial reading of agency in peacebuilding contexts. It...

Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding: Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities

Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding: Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities

Nadine Ansorg, Sabine Kurtenbach
September 05, 2016

This book deals with the question how institutional reform can contribute to peacebuilding in post-war and divided societies. In the context of armed conflict and widespread violence, two important questions shape political agendas inside and outside the affected societies: How can we stop the...

An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding Local Experiences in Transitional States

An Ethnographic Approach to Peacebuilding: Understanding Local Experiences in Transitional States

Gearoid Millar
July 23, 2015

This book aims to outline and promote an ethnographic approach to evaluating international peacebuilding interventions in transitional states. While the evaluation of peacebuilding and transitional justice efforts has been a growing concern in recent years, too often evaluations assess projects...

Local Ownership in International Peacebuilding: Key Theoretical and Practical Issues

Local Ownership in International Peacebuilding: Key Theoretical and Practical Issues

Sung Yong Lee, Alpaslan Özerdem
April 24, 2015

This edited volume empirically examines key theoretical and practical issues relevant to the promotion of local ownership in contemporary international peacebuilding. This book attempts to provide comprehensive understanding of the issue of local ownership in international peacebuilding. By...

Peacebuilding and Ex-Combatants: Political Reintegration in Liberia

Peacebuilding and Ex-Combatants: Political Reintegration in Liberia

Johanna Söderström
January 12, 2015

The book examines how ex-combatants in post-war and peacebuilding settings engage in politics, as seen in the case of Liberia. The political mobilization of former combatants after war is often perceived as a threat, ultimately undermining the security and stability of the state. This book...

Controlling Small Arms: Consolidation, innovation and relevance in research and policy

Controlling Small Arms: Consolidation, innovation and relevance in research and policy

Peter Batchelor, Kai Michael Kenkel
November 12, 2013

This edited volume takes stock of the state of research and policy on the issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), ten years after the UN first agreed to deal with the problem. The end of the Cold War originated a series of phenomena that would subsequently come to dominate the political...

Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: Post-Conflict Consensus-Building

Peacebuilding and Local Ownership: Post-Conflict Consensus-Building

Timothy Donais
November 11, 2013

This book explores the meaning of local ownership in peacebuilding and examines the ways in which it has been, and could be, operationalized in post-conflict environments. In the context of post-conflict peacebuilding, the idea of local ownership is based upon the premise that no peace process is...

Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding: Postconflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone

Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding: Postconflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone

Christine Cubitt
October 29, 2013

Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding examines the complex contributing factors which led to war and state collapse in Sierra Leone, and the international peacebuilding and statebuilding operations which followed the cessation of the violence. This book presents nuanced and contextually...

Stabilization Operations, Security and Development: States of Fragility

Stabilization Operations, Security and Development: States of Fragility

Robert Muggah
July 25, 2013

This edited volume provides a critical overview of the new stabilization agenda in international relations. The primary focus of so-called stability operations since 9/11 has been Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Covering the wider picture, this volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the new...

Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

Bruno Charbonneau, Genevieve Parent
June 25, 2013

This book aims to bridge the gap between what are generally referred to as ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches to peacebuilding. After the experience of a physical and psychological trauma, the period of individual healing and recovery is intertwined with political and social reconciliation. The...

The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding

The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding

Astri Suhrke, Mats Berdal
July 03, 2012

This volume examines the causes and purposes of 'post-conflict' violence. The end of a war is generally expected to be followed by an end to collective violence, as the term ‘post-conflict’ that came into general usage in the 1990s signifies. In reality, however, various forms of deadly violence...

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