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Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

About the Series

The field of peace and conflict research has grown enormously as an academic pursuit in recent years, gaining credibility and relevance amongst policy makers and in the international humanitarian and NGO sector. The Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution series aims to provide an outlet for some of the most significant new work emerging from this academic community, and to establish itself as a leading platform for innovative work at the point where peace and conflict research impacts on International Relations theory and processes.

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Interactive Peacemaking A People-Centered Approach

Interactive Peacemaking: A People-Centered Approach

1st Edition


By Susan H. Allen
January 27, 2022

This book examines the theory and practice of interactive peacemaking, centering the role of people in making peace. The book presents the theory and practice of peacemaking as found in contemporary processes globally. By putting people at the center of the analysis, it outlines the possibilities ...

Reconciling Divided States Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea

Reconciling Divided States: Peace Processes in Ireland and Korea

1st Edition


Edited By Dong Jin Kim, David Mitchell
December 22, 2021

This book offers a distinctive perspective on peace processes by comparatively analysing two cases which have rarely been studied in tandem, Ireland and Korea. The volume examines and compares Ireland and Korea as two peace/conflict areas. Despite their differences, both places are marked by a ...

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict The Four Loops Model

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict: The Four Loops Model

1st Edition

By Karina V. Korostelina
October 22, 2021

This book explores the resilience in urban neighborhoods affected by chronic conflict and violence, developing a new model for improving resilience policies. The neighborhood resilience approach is an inclusive form of building positive resilience, which recognizes that local communities ...

Theorising Civil Society Peacebuilding The Practical Wisdom of Local Peace Practitioners in Northern Ireland, 1965–2015

Theorising Civil Society Peacebuilding: The Practical Wisdom of Local Peace Practitioners in Northern Ireland, 1965–2015

1st Edition

By Emily E. Stanton
June 25, 2021

Using empirical qualitative research, this book conceptualises and demonstrates the value of local practical knowledge for peacebuilding in the context of Northern Ireland. There are increasing calls to involve local people to ensure legitimacy, relevance, and sustainability when seeking to build ...

The Colombian Peace Agreement A Multidisciplinary Assessment

The Colombian Peace Agreement: A Multidisciplinary Assessment

1st Edition

Edited By Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora, Andrés Molina-Ochoa, Nancy C. Doubleday
April 29, 2021

This book is the first systematic, interdisciplinary examination of the peace agreement signed between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end one of the largest and most violent conflicts in the Western Hemisphere. It discusses the achievements, failures...

Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic Building Peace, Pursuing Justice

Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic: Building Peace, Pursuing Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Richard E. Rubenstein, Solon Simmons
March 03, 2021

In this edited volume, experts on conflict resolution examine the impact of the crises triggered by the coronavirus and official responses to it. The pandemic has clearly exacerbated existing social and political conflicts, but, as the book argues, its longer-term effects open the door to both ...

Multi-Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Stakeholder Perspectives

Multi-Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding: Stakeholder Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin P. Clements, SungYong Lee
December 07, 2020

This edited volume examines the group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies by adopting ideas developed in social psychology and the everyday peace discourse in peace and conflict studies. The book revisits the intra- and inter-group dynamics of social reconciliation in ...

Healing and Peacebuilding after War Transforming Trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Healing and Peacebuilding after War: Transforming Trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1st Edition

Edited By Julianne Funk, Nancy Good, Marie E. Berry
July 23, 2020

This book brings together multiple perspectives to examine the strengths and limitations of efforts to promote healing and peacebuilding after war, focusing on the aftermath of the traumatic armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This book begins with a simple premise: trauma that is not ...

Root Narrative Theory and Conflict Resolution Power, Justice and Values

Root Narrative Theory and Conflict Resolution: Power, Justice and Values

1st Edition

By Solon J. Simmons
February 13, 2020

This book introduces Root Narrative Theory, a new approach for narrative analysis, decoding moral politics, and for building respect and understanding in conditions of radical disagreement. This theory of moral politics bridges emotion and reason, and, rather than relying on what people say, it ...

Peace in International Relations

Peace in International Relations

2nd Edition

By Oliver P. Richmond
January 16, 2020

This updated and revised second edition examines the conceptualisation and evolution of peace in International Relations (IR) theory. The book examines the concept of peace and its usage in the main theoretical debates in IR, including realism, liberalism, constructivism, critical theory, and ...

Negotiating Intractable Conflicts Readiness Theory Revisited

Negotiating Intractable Conflicts: Readiness Theory Revisited

1st Edition

By Amira Schiff
September 25, 2019

Through the lens of readiness theory, this book focuses on elements that determine the success and failure in negotiating peace agreements in intractable ethno-national conflicts. Examining three cases of mediated negotiation in Aceh, Sudan, and Sri Lanka, the book provides an analytical framework ...

Political Expression and Conflict Transformation in Divided Societies Criminalising Politics and Politicising Crime

Political Expression and Conflict Transformation in Divided Societies: Criminalising Politics and Politicising Crime

1st Edition

By Daniel Kirkpatrick
September 11, 2019

This book considers how the social construction of crime and the criminalising of political expression impact upon different stages in a violent political conflict. The freedom to express our political opinions is regarded as an essential human right throughout most of the world, and yet, in ...

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