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Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution


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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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Resolving International Conflict: Dynamics of Escalation, Continuation and Transformation

Resolving International Conflict: Dynamics of Escalation, Continuation and Transformation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Isabel Bramsen, Poul Poder, Ole Waever
May 23, 2019

Resolving International Conflict rethinks the dynamics of conflict escalation and continuation by engaging with research from the wide range of subfields in this area. The book suggests a new framework for understanding conflict as a particular form of situation, interaction and tension. It shows...

State Domination and the Psycho-Politics of Conflict: Power, Conflict and Humiliation

State Domination and the Psycho-Politics of Conflict: Power, Conflict and Humiliation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Daniel Rothbart
April 10, 2019

This book offers a detailed study of the psycho-politics of governmental manipulation, in which a vulnerable population is disciplined by contorting their sense of self-worth. In many conflict settings, a nation’s government exerts its dominance over a marginalized population group through laws,...

Comparing Peace Processes

Comparing Peace Processes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alpaslan Özerdem, Roger Mac Ginty
April 05, 2019

This book offers a comparative survey of 18 contemporary peace processes conducted by leading international scholars. There is no standard model of peace processes and all will vary according to the context, type of conflict, timing, national and global economic climate, and factors like natural...

Gender, Nationalism and Conflict Transformation: New Themes and Old Problems in Northern Ireland Politics

Gender, Nationalism and Conflict Transformation: New Themes and Old Problems in Northern Ireland Politics

1st Edition

Fidelma Ashe
March 25, 2019

Utilising Northern Ireland as a case study, this book presents an analysis of the gender and sexual politics of conflict transformation. The book synthesises a vast array of international sources with the author’s empirical and theoretical research to produce a powerful gendered critique of...

UN Intervention Practices in Iraq: A Discursive Approach to International Interventions

UN Intervention Practices in Iraq: A Discursive Approach to International Interventions

1st Edition

Kerstin Eppert
February 05, 2019

This book analyzes UN intervention discourses and practices in Iraq and develops a deconstructive approach to international interventions. Hitherto, most analyses of the conflict in Iraq in 2003 have established the UN’s role as path-dependent on the foreign policy of the US and the UK, and...

Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution: Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement

Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution: Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement

1st Edition

Jay Rothman
January 31, 2019

This book explores the process of assessing success in the field of conflict resolution, with a focus on the Action Evaluation method pioneered by the author. Since the early days of the field of conflict resolution, researchers and practitioners have been trying to determine how to define and...

African Peace Militaries: War, Peace and Democratic Governance

African Peace Militaries: War, Peace and Democratic Governance

1st Edition

David J. Francis
January 17, 2019

This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an ‘enemy’ of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d’états...

Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Mutual Negation to Reconciliation

Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Mutual Negation to Reconciliation

1st Edition

Herbert C. Kelman, Philip Mattar, Neil Caplan
May 03, 2018

This book is a collection of essential essays on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by eminent social psychologist Herbert C. Kelman. Few experts or practitioners know the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as Kelman, and for over forty years he has conducted interactive problem-solving...

Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy: Interactions between National and Local Levels

Local Peacebuilding and Legitimacy: Interactions between National and Local Levels

1st Edition

Landon E. Hancock, Christopher Mitchell
February 20, 2018

This volume searches for pragmatic answers to the problems that continue to beset peacebuilding efforts at all levels of society, with a singular focus on the role of legitimacy. Many peacebuilding efforts are hampered by their inability to gain the support of those they are trying to help at the...

Climate Change and Resource Conflict: The Role of Scarcity

Climate Change and Resource Conflict: The Role of Scarcity

1st Edition

Judith M. Bretthauer
January 24, 2018

This book examines the links between climate change and resource scarcity to violent conflict. Does climate change cause conflicts? This book analyses the economic, political and social conditions under which countries with low levels of freshwater or arable land experience armed conflict. There...

International Intervention, Identity and Conflict Transformation: Bridges and Walls Between Groups

International Intervention, Identity and Conflict Transformation: Bridges and Walls Between Groups

1st Edition

Timea Spitka
January 03, 2018

This book addresses the challenges of international intervention in violent conflicts and its impact on groups in conflict. When the international community intervenes in a violent internal conflict, intervening powers may harden divisions, constructing walls between groups, or they may foster...

Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes

Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes

1st Edition

Nahla Yassine-Hamdan, Frederic S Pearson
December 21, 2017

This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and...

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