1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development

    488 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    488 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the peace, security, and development nexus from a global perspective, and investigates the interfaces of these issues in a context characterised by many new challenges.

    By bringing together more than 40 leading experts and commentators from across the world, the Handbook maps the various research agendas related to these three themes, taking stock of existing work and debates, while outlining areas for further engagement. In doing so, the chapters may serve as a primer for new researchers while also informing the wider scholarly community about the latest research trends and innovations.

    The volume is split into three thematic parts:

    • Concepts and approaches
    • New drivers of conflict, insecurity, and developmental challenges
    • Actors, institutions, and processes.

    For ease of use and organisational consistency, each chapter provides readers with an overview of each research area, a review of the state of the literature, a summary of the major debates, and promising directions for future research.

    This Handbook will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, development studies, security studies, and International Relations.

    Introduction Alpaslan Özerdem, Fen Hampson, and Jonathan Kent

    Section I: Concepts and Approaches

    1. Meanings of Peace Landon Hancock and Johanna Solomon

    2. Conceptions of Security Paul Jackson

    3. Human Security Edward Newman

    4. Peacebuilding Alpaslan Özerdem

    5. State-building, State Fragility and Interventions Nicolas Lemay-Hébert

    6. Humanitarian Intervention in a Global Age Emrah Özdemir

    7. Human Rights and Transitional Justice Clifford Bob

    8. Nonviolent Conflict Transformation Patricia Sellick

    Section II: New Drivers of Conflict, Insecurity and Developmental Challenges

    9. Climate Change and Environment Paola Vesco and Halvard Buhaug

    10. Health Problems and Epidemics Val Percival

    11. Non-State Actors and Conflict Management in an Era of Gray Zone Conflict David Carment and Dani Belo

    12. Maritime Insecurities Christian Bueger and Jessica Larsen

    13. US Foreign Policy and Global Peace and Security Jeffrey Sachs

    14. Democratization Processes and International Conflict Fletcher D. Cox

    15. State-building and Post State-building: from triumphalism to defeatism Marina Ottaway

    16. Religion and International Conflict Ahmet Erdi Özturk

    17. Inequality, Identity, and Conflict Solveig Hillesund and Gudrun Østby

    18. Memory, Cultural Heritage, and Legacies of Wars Valérie Rosoux

    Section III: Actors, Institutions, and Processes

    19. State-Society Relations in the Era of Populist Politics: The Role of Corporate Responsibility Robert Hanlon and Kenneth Christie

    20. Appropriate Interventions in an Increasingly Interconnected World: Overview of Interventionism and Development in Insecure Contexts Julia Smith-Omono

    21. Peace, Security, Development Nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals Aytakin Mustafayeva

    22. Peace Journalism Jake Lynch

    23. Donors and the Peace-Security-Development Nexus Ivica Petrikova

    24. Rising Powers and World Politics’ Changing Security Landscape Nick Bisley

    25. The Changing Role of the United Nations in Managing Armed Conflict Alistair D. Edgar

    26. NATO: Current Challenges and Long-term Adaptation Alexander Moens and Alexandra Richards

    27. The Bretton Woods Institutions and their Changing Role in Shaping Development Outcomes in the post 2008 period Mark Hibben

    28. Regional Organizations Aarie Glas and David Zarnett

    29. A Critical Review of Displacement Regimes Robert Muggah

    30. The Global Governance of Migration Jonathan Kent

    31. Diaspora as non-state actors in the international Oula Kadhum

    32. The Changing Role of Civil Society Actors in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding Sara Hellmüller

    33. Non-governmental Organizations and the Peace, Security, and Development Nexus Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre

    34. Youth, Peace, and Security Ali Altiok, Helen Berents, Irena Grizelj, and Siobhan McEvoy-Levy


    Fen Osler Hampson is Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University, Canada, and a professor in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

    Alpaslan Özerdem is Dean of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, at George Mason University, USA.

    Jonathan Kent is a research fellow with the World Refugee Council.