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Peace and Conflict 2008

ISBN 9781594514012
Published June 15, 2007 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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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).