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Peace

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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...

  • Understanding Conflict Resolutionby Peter Wallensteen

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 54.00

    The eagerly awaited new edition of this highly-popular text continues to be the most lucid and engaging book available on conflict resolution and peace agreements. . . Peter Wallensteen , a renowned academic in the field, draws on recent research and examples from around the world, linking the theory of conflict resolution to real-world cases throughout... more...

  • The War Puzzle Revisitedby John A. Vasquez

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    A scientific explanation of the onset and expansion of war and the conditions of peace. more...

  • Beautiful Soulsby Eyal Press

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    On the Swiss border with Austria in 1938, a police captain refuses to enforce a law barring Jewish refugees from entering his country. In the Balkans half a century later, a Serb from the war-blasted city of Vukovar defies his superiors in order to save the lives of Croats. At the height of the Second Intifada, a member of Israel?s most elite military... more...

  • Fair Divisionby Steven J. Brams; Alan D. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 32.00

    A careful analysis of the abstract properties that different procedures satisfy; e.g. envy-freeness and efficiency. more...

  • Ontological Security in International Relationsby Brent J. Steele

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The central assertion of this book is that states pursue social actions to serve self-identity needs, even when these actions compromise their physical existence. Three forms of social action, sometimes referred to as ?motives? of state behaviour (moral, humanitarian, and honour-driven) are analyzed here through an ontological security approach. ... more...

  • Righteous Victimsby Benny Morris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    Righteous Victims , by the noted historian Benny Morris, is a comprehensive and objective history of the long battle between Arabs and Jews for possession of a land they both call home. It appears at a most timely juncture, as the bloody and protracted struggle seems at last to be headed for resolution. With great clarity of vision, Professor Morris... more...

  • Mobilizing for Peaceby Thomas R. Rochon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    The crusade against nuclear weapons in Great Britain, West Germany, France, and the Netherlands in the early 1980s dwarfed all previous protest movements in Western Europe in the postwar period. What produced the demonstrations against NATO's decision in December 1979 to base 572 cruise and Pershing II missiles in five West European countries? What... more...

  • Peace: A Very Short Introductionby Oliver P. Richmond

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding', 'conflict resolution', and 'statebuilding'. The modern concept of peace... 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...