Understanding Conflict Resolution
- Peter Wallensteen - Senior Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, Uppsala University, University of Notre Dame, US
- Three new chapters on the key threats and hopes emerging post-2010: one-sided violence, including genocide and terrorism;gendering international affairs; and climate challenges stemming from global warming and the danger of nuclear war
- Brand new case studies focusing on contemporary events and issues: ISIS; Brexit; Nuclear Arms Race; Refugees as a weapon of war.
- Learning features such as graphs, data sets, a glossary, annotated further reading lists, and access to a companion website full of online resources.
This is an essential text for all students, lecturers and researchers of peace and conflict resolution in international relations, global politics and political science.
This book shows the possibilities to solve conflicts within and between states in ways that are both academically qualified and useful for practice in diplomacy and mediation. It also convincingly demonstrates the potential for international organizations in peace making.
Jan Eliasson, Ambassador, former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Secretary General of the UN 2012-2016.
This Fifth Edition of Understanding Conflict Resolution continues to analyse how to understand, manage and transform violent conflict non violently in the 21st century. In addition to its excellent diagnostic tools it has a completely new section on climate change and conflict. This chapter focuses particular attention on nuclear winter and the probable impacts of unchecked climate change on conflict dynamics. Understanding Conflict Resolution will continue to be a leading text in the field for many years to come,
Professor Kevin P Clements,
Director, Toda Peace Institute, Tokyo, Japan,
Chair and Foundation Director, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand
In this new edition, Peter Wallensteen has updated his powerful argument that pairing applicable norms with appropriate techniques yields optimal results in conflict resolution. It is an argument every student, scholar, and person concerned with peace should know and engage.
Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Peter Wallensteen's book is a 'must read' if we want to understand conflict resolution from a scientific view. It covers the basic theories, empirical evidence and practical approaches to conflict resolutions for internal and inter-national conflicts. Wallensteen presents a comprehensive approach, which is interesting for education and research in many disciplines. In times of so many international conflicts, read and teach Wallensteen! Andreas Zick, Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, Bielefeld University