'Quality peace is the only kind of peace that meets the true needs of those who have experienced the devastating effects of civil war. In this wide-ranging volume, expert researchers probe what can make quality peace effective and lasting.' -- Michael Doyle, Columbia University, USA
'Understanding Quality Peace gives us a new, useful concept by which to assess both peace agreements and post-war societies. The volume will be helpful to students and policymakers seeking to conceptualize and analyze sustainable peace. It answers a need to go beyond the "negative peace" of minimal stability, but not to unrealistically expect "positive peace" of egalitarian, wealthy consolidated democracy in places like Somalia and Haiti.' -- Charles T. Call, American University, USA
'This volume deepens our insights into the conditions after a peace agreement in civil wars. It takes up factors that that are proven to be conducive for preventing war recurrence. By analyzing five crucial dimensions in global work as well as through cases studies it focuses on the qualities that are required for sustaining peace. Thus, this book specifies the state of the art, stimulates further research and gives directions for peace making.' -- Anna Jarstad, Umeå University, Sweden
'Based on decades of empirical evidence, clear case studies, and a well-rounded theoretical understanding the editors and authors in this volume break new ground that helps us transcend the binary notion of negative or positive peace. Understanding Quality Peace gives us an excellent platform, engaging for the practitioner and the theorist, that helps us shift toward evidence-based approaches to peacebuilding in the aftermath of war.' -- John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, USA
Madhav Joshi is Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Peace Accords Matrix project at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA.
Peter Wallensteen is Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, and University of Notre Dame, USA. He is editor/author of many books, including, recently, Understanding Conflict Resolution (4th edition, 2015), Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory and World Order (2015), and Regional Organisations and Peacemaking (co-editor, Routledge 2014).