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Peace and Conflict 2008

1st Edition

By J. Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Ted Robert Gurr


144 pages

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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.


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks Chapter 3: Trends in Global Conflict, 1946-2005 Chapter 4: Trends in Democratization: A Focus on Instability in Anocracies Chapter 5: Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes Chapter 6: Global Terrorism and Failed States Chapter 7: Ethnopolitical Violence and Terrorism in the Middle East Chapter 8: Unstable States and International Crises Chapter 9: Mass Killing of Civilians in Time of War, 1945-2000 Chapter 10: International Peacekeeping: The UN versus Regional Organizations Chapter 11: Unpacking Global Trends in Violent Conflict, 1946-2005

About the Series

Peace and Conflict

Peace and Conflict is a publication that provides cutting-edge data and analysis concerning domestic and international conflicts, other types of political violence and upheaval, and corresponding peacebuilding activities. Each edition of the book examines patterns and trends of events and key dimensions related to conflict and peacebuilding, as well as future risks of political and social instability. Past editions have included special feature sections on challenges to the stability of states (2008), the challenges of post-conflict transitions (2010), preventing armed violence (2012), and disaggregated data and analysis (2014). Among the contributors to the latest edition are over 30 experts from academic institutions in Europe and the US. The contents of Peace and Conflict are designed to be of value and intelligible to a wide audience, engaging with those involved in research, policy, practice, and the media in addition to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each edition is a full-color resource with numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual and summary presentation of information.

From 2016 onwards, Peace and Conflict is a collaboration between the Graduate Institute, Geneva and CIDCM, bringing together two of the leading places for policy-relevant research about conflict, peacebuilding, and associated topics.

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