144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged interstate war. Peace and Conflict is a large format, full-color reference including numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual presentation of data. Crisp narratives are highlighted with pull-quote extracts that summarize trends and major findings.

    Peace and Conflict 2008


    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Tedd Robert Gurr, J. Joseph Hewitt, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld

    Regular Features

    Chapter 2: The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks
    J. Joseph Hewitt

    Chapter 3: Trends in Global Conflict, 1946-2005
    J. Joseph Hewitt

    Chapter 4: Trends in Democratization: A Focus on Instability in Anocracies
    Amy Pate

    Chapter 5: Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes
    David Quinn

    Challenges to the Stability of States

    Chapter 6: Global Terrorism and Failed States
    Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, and Susan Fahey

    Chapter 7: Ethnopolitical Violence and Terrorism in the Middle East
    Victor Asal, Carter Johnson, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld

    Chapter 8: Unstable States and International Crises
    Jonathan Wilkenfeld

    Chapter 9: Mass Killing of Civilians in Time of War, 1945-2000
    Paul Huth and Benjamin Valentino

    Chapter 10: International Peacekeeping: The UN versus Regional Organizations
    Peter Wallensteen and Birger Heldt

    In Focus

    Chapter 11: Unpacking Global Trends in Violent Conflict, 1946-2005
    J. Joseph Hewitt

    Appendix—Major Armed Conflicts
    Editorial Board and Authors
    About the Contributors



    J. Joseph Hewitt is Director for Government Relations at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), University of Maryland, where he specializes in quantitative analysis of international conflict. Jonathan Wilkenfield is Director of CIDCM and one of the principals of the Maryland Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. He also directs the International Crisis Behavior Project (with Michael Brecher) and the Minorities at Risk Project. His most recent publication is Mediating International Crises (Routledge 2005). Ted Robert Gurr is founder of the Minorities at Risk and Polity Projects and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland (Emeritus). He is author of numerous books and articles, including the award-winning Why Men Rebel and, most recently, Peoples vs. States: Minorities at Risk in the New Century (U.S. Institute of Peace Press 2000).