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  • Peacelandby Séverine Autesserre

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. more...

  • UN Peacekeeping in Civil Warsby Lise Morjé Howard

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    An in-depth 2007 analysis of the sources of success and failure in UN peacekeeping missions in civil wars. more...

  • Selling a 'Just' Warby Michael J. Butler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    Butler sheds light on how American political leaders sell the decision to intervene with military force to the public and how a just war frame is employed in US foreign policy. He provides three post-Cold War examples of foreign policy crises: the Persian Gulf War (1990-91), Kosovo (1999), and Afghanistan (2001). more...

  • Does Peacekeeping Work?by Virginia Page Fortna

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    In the last fifteen years, the number, size, and scope of peacekeeping missions deployed in the aftermath of civil wars have increased exponentially. From Croatia and Cambodia, to Nicaragua and Namibia, international personnel have been sent to maintain peace around the world. But does peacekeeping work? And if so, how? In Does Peacekeeping Work?... more...

  • Peaceby David Cortright

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A definitive history of peace advocacy and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. more...

  • Moral Timeby Donald Black

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? In Moral Time, sociologist Donald Black presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart... more...

  • Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorismby Magnus Ranstorp; Magnus Normark

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In recent years, senior policy officials have highlighted increased signs of convergence between terrorism and unconventional (CBRN) weapons. Terrorism now involves technologies available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, deployed through innovative solutions. This indicates a new and more complex global security environment with increasing risks of terrorists... more...

  • War is a Racketby Smedley D. Butler; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2003; US$ 9.95

    General Butler's screed crosses all ideological boundaries. more...

  • Contemporary State Terrorismby Richard Jackson; Eamon Murphy; Scott Poynting

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This volume aims to ?bring the state back into terrorism studies? and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument... more...

  • New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuildingby Edward Newman; Roland Paris; Oliver P. Richmond

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    Peacebuilding in conflict-prone or post-conflict countries — such as East Timor, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone — aims to prevent the re-emergence or escalation of violent conflict and establish a durable peace. This volume explores and critiques the ‘liberal’ premise of contemporary peacebuilding: the promotion of democracy,... more...