Peace and Conflict is a new 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 intercountry war. A major trend it tracks is the incidence of wars beyond the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. For 2010, Peace & Conflict adds a new regular feature-Trends in Global Terrorism-and focuses on the theme of Challenges of Post-Conflict Transitions. It covers special topics including women and post-conflict settings, and truth commissions and tribunals. 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 such as the continuing increase in high casualty terrorist acts and the likelihood of genocide risk in certain areas.
"Too much of the writing on international affairs is long on opinions and short on facts. Peace and Conflict is the rare exception. Its clear presentations of evidence and analyses help to better inform discussions about the most pressing security challenges in today's world."
—Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International
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“Peace and Conflict is an essential tool for scholars and policymakers seeking the facts behind the headlines about the nature and extent of conflict around the world. It provides a systematic, empirically grounded, and highly nuanced assessment of the darker aspects of human nature and underscores, yet again, the inescapable truth of our interconnected world and intertwined fate.”
—Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Chapter 1: Introduction Ted Robert Gurr, J. Joseph Hewitt, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld Chapter 2: The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks J. Joseph Hewitt Chapter 3: Trends in Global Conflict, 1946-2007 J. Joseph Hewitt Chapter 4: Trends in Democratization Amy Pate Chapter 5: Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes Monica Duffy Toft and Steve Saideman Chapter 6: Trends in Global Terrorism Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan and Kim Cragin Chapter 7: State Failure and Conflict Recurrence Anke Hoeffler Chapter 8: Democratization and Post-Conflict Transitions Havard Hegre and Hanne Fjelde Chapter 9: Women and Post-Conflict Settings Mary Caprioli, Valerie Hudson and Rebecca Nielsen Chapter 10: The Impact of Tribunals and Truth Commissions on Post-Conflict Peace Building James Meernik, Rosa Aloisi, Marsha Sowell and Angela Nichols Appendix-Major Armed Conflicts References Editorial Board About the Authors and Contributors
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.