1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding

Edited By Roger Mac Ginty Copyright 2013
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    This new Routledge Handbook offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the meanings and uses of the term ‘peacebuilding’, and presents cutting-edge debates on the practices conducted in the name of peacebuilding.

    The term ‘peacebuilding’ has had remarkable staying power. Other terms, such as ‘conflict resolution’ have waned in popularity, while the acceptance and use of the term ‘peacebuilding’ has grown to the extent that it is the hegemonic and over-arching term for many forms of mediation, reconciliation and strategies to induce peace. Despite this, however, it is rarely defined and often used to mean different things to different audiences.

    Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding aims to be a one-stop comprehensive resource on the literature and practices of contemporary peacebuilding. The book is organised into six key sections:

    • Section 1: Reading peacebuilding
    • Section 2: Approaches and cross-cutting themes
    • Section 3: Disciplinary approaches to peacebuilding
    • Section 4: Violence and security
    • Section 5: Everyday living and peacebuilding
    • Section 6: The infrastructure of peacebuilding

    This new Handbook will be essential reading for students of peacebuilding, mediation and post-conflict reconstruction, and of great interest to students of statebuilding, intervention, civil wars, conflict resolution, war and conflict studies and IR in general.

    Introduction, Roger Mac Ginty  Section 1: Reading Peacebuilding  1. Problem-Solving and Critical Paradigms, Michael Pugh  2. The Evolution of Peacebuilding, Stephen Ryan  3. The Limits of Peacebuilding Theory, Gerald Steinberg  Section 2: Approaches and Cross-Cutting Themes  4.Gender, Maria O’Reilly  5. Religion and Peacebuilding, Mohammed Abu-Nimer  6. Reconciliation, Emma Hutchison and Roland Bleiker  7. The Politics of Memory and Peacebuilding, Marc Howard Ross  Section 3: Disciplinary Approaches to Peacebuilding  8. International Relations Theory and Peacebuilding, Dominik Zaum  9. Social Psychology and Peacebuilding, Shelley McKeown  10. Social Anthropology and Peacebuilding, Anne M. Brown  11. Economists and Peacebuilding, Jurgen Brauer and Raul Caruso  12. Sociology and Peacebuilding, John Brewer  13. History and Peacebuilding, Anthony Oberschall  14. Quantitative Approaches, Patrick M. Regan  Section 4: Violence and Security  15. The Securitisation of Peacebuilding, Necla Tschergi  16. Security Sector Reform, Mark Sedra  17. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, Alpaslan Özerdem  18. Zones of Peace, Landon E. Hancock  19. Peacebuilding, Law and Human Rights, Christine Bell  Section 5: Everyday Living and Peacebuilding  20. Employment and Household Welfare, Patrícia Justino and Ricardo Santos  21. Organic versus Strategic Approaches to Peacebuilding, Sherrill Stroschein  22. Education and Learning, Patricia A. Maulden  23. Youth, Siobhan McEvoy-Levy  Section 6: The Infrastructure of Peacebuilding  24. The International Architecture of Peacebuilding, Edward Newman  25. The Political Economy of Peacebuilding and International Aid, Susan L. Woodward  26. Statebuilding, Susanna Campbell and Jenny H Peterson  27. Civil Society, Thania Paffenholz  28. Indigenous Approaches to Peacebuilding, Anthony Wanis-St. John  29. Urban Planning and Policy, Scott A. Bollens  Conclusion, Roger Mac Ginty


    Roger Mac Ginty is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He edits the journal Peacebuilding and his latest book was International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace.

    ‘…the volume provides an important introduction to the field…. For more informed researchers, the handbook will be a useful reference to some of the key concepts and debates as well as a potent reminder that peacebuilding is and will remain an interdisciplinary research field.’--Mateja Peter, International Peacekeeping