• Peace studies & conflict resolution
      June 2015

      The PKK

      Coming Down from the Mountains

      by Paul White

      The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is infamous for its violence. The struggle it has waged for Kurdish independence in southeastern Turkey has cost in excess of 40,000 lives since 1984. A less-known fact, however, is that the PKK now embraces a non-violent end to the conflict, with its leader Abdullah Öcalan having ordered a ceasefire and engaging in a negotiated peace with the Ankara government. Whether these tentative attempts at peacemaking mean an end to the bloodshed remains to be seen, but either way the ramifications for Turkey and the wider region are potentially huge. Charting the ideological evolution of the PKK, as well as its origins, aims and structure, Paul White provides the only authoritative and up-to-date analysis of one of the most important non-state political players in the contemporary Middle East.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      July 2015

      Politics and peace in Northern Ireland

      Political parties and the implementation of the 1998 Agreement

      by David Mitchell

      Politics and peace in Northern Ireland analyses the complex and contradictory process of implementing the Good Friday Agreement. Using the lens of security dilemma theory, it begins with an original overview of the conflict, the Agreement and post-1998 politics. The book then explores post-Agreement Northern Ireland through the eyes of each of the four main political parties, showing how they tried to shape the course of peace implementation, and how implementation, in turn, shaped the fates and fortunes of the parties. Drawing on extensive original research, this book explains the promise and limits of the Agreement. It shows how and why the two sides' mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation, and reflects on the likely direction of parties and politics in the future. This clearly written and up-to-date book will be of interest to scholars and students of recent Northern Irish history, ethnic conflict and peace-making. ;

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      December 2011

      Framing post-Cold War conflicts

      The media and international intervention

      by Philip Hammond

      Since the end of the Cold War there have been many competing ideas about how to explain contemporary conflicts, and about how the West should respond to them. This study, newly available in paperback, examines how the media interpret conflicts and international interventions, testing the sometimes contradictory claims that have been made about recent coverage of war. Framing post-Cold War conflicts takes a comparative approach, examining UK press coverage across six different crises. Through detailed analysis of news content, it seeks to identify the dominant themes in explaining the post-Cold War international order, and to discover how far the patterns established prior to 11 September 2001 have subsequently changed. Based on extensive original research, the book includes case studies of two 'humanitarian military interventions' (in Somalia and Kosovo), two instances where Western governments were condemned for not intervening enough (Bosnia and Rwanda), and the post-9/11 interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. ;

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      December 2007

      Framing post-Cold War conflicts

      The media and international intervention

      by Philip Hammond

      Since the end of the Cold War there have been many competing ideas about how to explain contemporary conflicts, and about how the West should respond to them. This study examines how the media interpret conflicts and international interventions, testing the sometimes contradictory claims that have been made about recent coverage of war. Framing post-Cold War conflicts takes a comparative approach, examining UK press coverage across six different crises. Through detailed analysis of news content, it seeks to identify the dominant themes in explaining the post-Cold War international order, and to discover how far the patterns established prior to 11 September 2001 have subsequently changed. Based on extensive original research, the book includes case studies of two 'humanitarian military interventions' (in Somalia and Kosovo), two instances where Western governments were condemned for not intervening enough (Bosnia and Rwanda), and the post-9/11 interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2013

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Ami Pedahzur

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2013

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Ami Pedahzur

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2012

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Pedahzur

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      June 2013

      Peacebuilding in Community Colleges

      A Teaching Resource

      by David J. Smith

      In Peacebuilding in Community Colleges, David Smith underscores the importance of community colleges in strengthening global education and teaching conflict resolution skills. Enlisting contributions by twenty-three community college professionals, Smith has created a first-of-its-kind volume for faculty and administrators seeking to develop innovative and engaging peacebuilding and conflict resolution programs. Through case studies, how-to’s, sample syllabi and course materials, and inspiring anecdotes, contributors draw on learner-centered strategies, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary relationships to teach practical skills and strengthen global connections.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2013

      Where is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition

      America's Search for a Stability Force

      by Robert M. Perito

      Where Is the Lone Ranger? Second Edition examines the evolution of U.S. policy toward peace and stability operations through the prism of U.S. experiences with police and constabulary forces in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      September 2013

      A Crucial Link

      Local Peace Committees and National Peacebuilding

      by Andries Odendaal

      In places as diverse as South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Nepal, negotiators of national peace plans have for years sanctioned the creation of local peace committees (LPCs) to address community-level sources of grievance and thereby to build peace from the bottom up. In A Crucial Link: Local Peace Committees and National Peacebuilding, longtime practitioner Andries Odendaal engages in the first comparative study of LPCs and asks whether and where the committees have succeeded.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      December 2013

      Getting it Right in Afghanistan

      by Scott Smith, Moeed Yusuf, Colin Cookman

      As the United States and NATO prepare to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan in 2014, the question remains as to what sort of political settlement the Afghanistan government and the Taliban can reach in order to achieve sustainable peace. If all parties are willing to strike a deal, how might the negotiations be structured, and what might the shape of that deal be? Getting It Right in Afghanistan addresses the real drivers of the insurgency and how Afghanistan's neighbors can contribute to peace in the region.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      December 2013

      How We Missed the Story, Second Edition

      Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan

      by Roy Gutman

      In How We Missed the Story, Second Edition, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Roy Gutman extends his investigation into why two successive U.S. administrations failed to head off the assaults of 9/11 and to look at the U.S. military intervention that followed. Anyone who thinks Afghanistan doesn't matter, or that Washington can walk away once again, is "missing the story."

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      May 2014

      Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in South Asia

      Through a Peacebuilding Lens

      by Moeed Yusuf

      In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in South Asia, ten experts native to South Asia consider the nature of intrastate insurgent movements from a peacebuilding perspective. Case studies on India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka lend new insights into the dynamics of each conflict and how they might be prevented or resolved.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2014

      NATO's Balancing Act

      by David S. Yost

      NATO's Balancing Act evaluates the alliance’s performance of its three core tasks—collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security—and reviews its members’ efforts to achieve the right balance among them. Yost considers NATO's role in the evolving global security environment and its implications for collective defense and crisis management in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Africa, Libya, and elsewhere.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      January 2015

      Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

      by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall

      In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, another landmark text edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall provides essential insights and practical guidance. In Managing Conflict in a World Adrift, forty of the world’s leading international affairs analysts examine the relationship between political, social, or economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict. They then consider what this means for conflict management.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      September 2015

      Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding

      Illuminating the Unseen

      by Susan Hayward, Katherine Marshall

      Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen examines the obstacles and opportunities that women religious peacebuilders face as they navigate both the complex conflicts they are seeking to resolve and the power dynamics in the institutions they must deal with in order to accomplish their goals. With detailed accounts of women around the world motivated by their faith to work for peace, the volume sheds light on the ways women of faith have been sidelined or excluded in peacebuilding efforts as well as the ingenuity they have shown in working for peace despite the difficulties. Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding is a call to change the paradigms of peacebuilding in both religious and secular organizations to strengthen the work of religious women leaders seeking to end conflict.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      February 2015

      Conflict Dynamics in Sindh

      by Huma Yusuf, Syed Shoaib Hasan

      Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh has a reputation for stability, diversity, and tolerance. It is also at a tipping point—increasingly threatened by violent extremism, crime, political corruption, tribal feuds, and nationalist and separatist movements. If the province is not to become yet another base for militants, as areas to the north already are, the government needs to act promptly and decisively. Addressing the security situation in Sindh is also integral to stabilizing Karachi, which should be a top priority, given the economic ramifications of growing turbulence in the country’s financial capital.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution

      Protest for Peace

      by Bernadette. Meaden

      Documenting the work of Christian peace activists whose radicalism often places them on the fringes of the Church, this book dispels the popular perception of Christians as conventional, respectable and passive. It explains the issues and recounts the personal experiences of some of those involved in various aspects of the peace movement, including clergy and lay people who have served prison sentences as a result of direct non-violent action and who are prepared to do so again. This alternative vision of what it means to be a Christian depicts a radical, compassionate faith that challenges the status quo, including the position of the churches themselves on peace issues.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution

      Conflict Resolution

      A Foundation Guide

      by Susan Stewart (Author)

      Conflict Resolution will be of interest to people who deal with disputes - of whatever kind - including through mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures. Contents What is Conflict? Strategies for Resolving Conflict Approach to the Territory Family Mediation Mediation Between Neighbours Restorative Justice Mediation in Schools Cross-Cultural and Multi-Faith Mediation Environmental Conflict David and Goliath The World of Work Training Academic Study and Research Issues for the Future Author Susan Stewart has taught conflict resolution and mediation and been involved in the development of innovative university courses covering these topics. She has published extensively in the education field, including works on adult learning. In recent years she has been engaged in mediation as a teacher, researcher and community consultant.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution

      Wanted on Warrants

      The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

      by Daniel J. Flannery (author)

      Since 2005, the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program has been implemented in more than twenty cities around the country. Tens of thousands of individuals with active warrants for their arrest have voluntarily surrendered to law enforcement in a church or other neutral setting. The sites are transformed for four days into complete justice systems with pretrial-intake, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and probation/parole and community services staff. The program is advertised through local media and various community-based outlets, sending the message that individuals with nonviolent felony and misdemeanor warrants can voluntarilysurrender to law enforcement and receive expedited action and favorable consideration of their cases.

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