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Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic
Building Peace, Pursuing Justice

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ISBN 9780367722012
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

In this edited volume, experts on conflict resolution examine the impact of the crises triggered by the coronavirus and official responses to it.

The pandemic has clearly exacerbated existing social and political conflicts, but, as the book argues, its longer-term effects open the door to both further conflict escalation and dramatic new opportunities for building peace. In a series of short essays combining social analysis with informed speculation, the contributors examine the impact of the coronavirus crisis on a wide variety of issues, including nationality, social class, race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. They conclude that the period of the pandemic may well constitute a historic turning point, since the overall impact of the crisis is to destabilize existing social and political systems. Not only does this systemic shakeup produce the possibility of more intense and violent conflicts, but also presents new opportunities for advancing the related causes of social justice and civic peace.

This book will be of great interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, public policy and International Relations.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction  PART I. CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN A PERIOD OF SOCIAL CRISIS  1. Big Peace: An Agenda for Peace and Conflict Studies After the Coronavirus Catastrophe  2. Lessons from Disaster: History and the Current Crisis   3. From the Frying Pan to the Fire: The Next Stage of Environmental Crisis and its Implications for Conflict Resolution  PART II. GLOBAL POLITICAL CONFLICTS AFTER THE PANDEMIC  4. Pandemics, Globalization and Contentious Politics  5. Global migration after the pandemic  6. COVID-19, Nationalism, and Changing Political Identities  7. Resolving Great Power Conflicts in the Post-Pandemic Era  PART III. INTERGROUP CONFLICTS AFTER THE PANDEMIC  8. Twilight of the Market Gods: The Revaluation of Socioeconomic Values in a Period of Social Reconstruction  9. The Pandemic and the Struggle for Racial and Ethnic Justice in America  10. The Impact of Crisis and Recovery on Gender Relationships, Roles, and Conflicts  11. Eternal and Internal Security: Impact of the Crisis on Religious Identity and Peacemaking  PART IV. CONFLICT RESOLUTION INITIATIVES AFTER THE PANDEMIC  12. Peace Engineering in a Post- Pandemic World  13. Threats of Escalation and Prospects for Peace in Israel-Palestine   14. The future of U.S.-China Relations: The Rocky Road to Peace  Concluding Note

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Richard E. Rubenstein, J.D. is a University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University and is a long-time faculty member and former director of the Carter School.

Solon Simmons, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University with a Ph.D. in sociology.