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  • Security Sector Reform in Conflict-Affected Countriesby Mark Sedra

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the evolution, impact, and future prospects of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) model in conflict-affected countries in the context of the wider debate over the liberal peace project. Since its emergence as a concept in the late 1990s, SSR has represented a paradigm shift in security assistance, from the realist, regime-centric,... more...

  • Whose Peace?by Sarah B.K. von Billerbeck

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines local ownership in UN peacekeeping and how national and international actors interact and share responsibility in fragile post-conflict contexts. more...

  • Media and the Politics of Failureby L. Roselle

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2006; US$ 30.83

    Roselle analyzes how political leaders of powerful states use media to explain military defeats. The cases of the United States in Vietnam and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan highlight the role of great power identity, domestic politics, and media structure. more...

  • Violent Societiesby C. Steenkamp

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 77.00

    This book investigates the relationships between political violence, social violence and economic violence using examples from South Africa, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and Syria. It examines the cultural impact of war and argues that a culture of violence can explain the high levels of violence which are frequently found in post-war societies. more...

  • Local Leadership in Democratic Transitionby Chavanne L. Peercy

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 99.01

    This book provides an in-depth analysis into the ways in which local leaders impact internationally-led democratic transition. Using three key case studies, Burundi, Cambodia and Liberia, it re-evaluates current transition paradigms delivering a new framework for understanding the roles of local leaders in democratic transition and peacebuilding. more...

  • Local Agency and Peacebuildingby S. Kappler

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 99.01

    Investigating local responses to EU peacebuilding, this book develops a relational and spatial concept of agency, helping to understand the processes in which peacebuilding actors engage and interact with one another. The focus on cultural actors reveals the contested nature of local agency and its potential to challenge institutional policies. more...

  • Practicing Post-Liberal Peacebuildingby Julian Graef

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 87.39

    Practicing Post-Liberal Peacebuilding engages with one of the central debates in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations. The book's innovation lies in the introduction and application of 'practice theory' to develop a critical methodology for mapping the everyday practices of post-liberal hybridity in Liberia. more...

  • Spatialising Peace and Conflictby Annika Björkdahl; Susanne Buckley-Zistel

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 146.81

    There has been no sustained inquiry into the relationship linking peace and conflict with space and place. This innovative edited volume explores conflict and peace through spatial approaches, and proposes a new research agenda investigating where peace and conflict take place. All chapters employ space as an analytic category and develop strong theoretical... more...

  • Beyond Peacebuildingby Roberta Holanda Maschietto

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 113.09

    This book uses the concept of empowerment as a means to understand peacebuilding in Mozambique. In order to do this, it first traces the different discourses on ‘empowerment’ and proposes an analytical framework based on multiple levels of analysis and a dialectical view of power. Second, it examines how the process of state formation and, later,... more...

  • Recognition in International Relationsby C. Daase; A. Geis; Caroline Fehl; Georgios Kolliarakis

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 92.52

    Recognition is a basic human need, but it is not a panacea to all societal ills. This volume assembles contributions from International Relations, Political Theory and International Law in order to show that recognition is a gradual process and an ambiguous concept both in theory and political practice. more...