An authoritative source of information on violent conflicts and peacebuilding processes around the world, Peace and Conflict is an annual publication of the University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).
The contents of the 2018 edition are divided into three sections:
» Global Patterns and Trends provides an overview of recent advances in scholarly research on various aspects of conflict and peace, as well as chapters on armed conflict, violence against civilians, non-state armed actors, democracy and ethnic exclusion, terrorism, defense spending and arms production and procurement, peace agreements, state repression, foreign aid, and the results of the Peace & Conflict Instability Ledger, which ranks the status and progress of more than 160 countries based on their forecasted risk of future instability.
» Special Feature spotlights work on measuring micro-level welfare effects of exposure to conflict.
» Profiles has been enlarged to survey developments in instances of civil wars, peacekeeping missions, and international criminal justice proceedings that were active around the world during 2015.
Frequent visualizations of data in full-color, large-format tables, graphs, and maps bring the analysis to life and amplify crucial developments in real-world events and the latest findings in research.
The contributors include many leading scholars in the field from the US and Europe.
If you are looking for a comprehensive, accessible and thought-provoking overview of current research trends in political violence, this is the book to turn to.
—Nils Weidmann, Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz, Germany
Peace and Conflict 2016, as with its predecessors, proves to be an invaluable source of up-to-date information on conflicts around the world. Various facets of political violence and their respective recent trends are documented in detail. New trends and challenges in conflict research are admirably discussed, as are traditional and more recent attempts in mitigating conflicts, from peacekeeping missions to criminal justice. Combining chapters on these themes written by the leading scholars in the field makes this volume a must-have for scholars and practitioners alike.
—Simon Hug, Professor of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Praise for earlier editions:
"Truth and data are the first casualties of armed conflict. Peace and Conflict 2014 provides a very useful and accessible overview of key trends and themes, begins to address some of the burning issues in the field, and helps put risks into perspective."
—Tilman Brück, Director, International Security and Development Center, Germany
Peace and Conflict 2012 was a CHOICE Recommended title.
"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, Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS
"An essential tool for scholars and policymakers seeking the facts behind the headlines about the
nature and extent of conflict around the world."
—Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
"A tour de force!"
—The Honorable Samuel Lewis, Past President, United States Institute of Peace
Introduction to Peace and Conflict 2018, Advancing Research, Global Patterns and Trends, Special Feature, Profiles