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Understanding Conflict Resolution

Fifth Edition
  • Peter Wallensteen - Senior Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
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December 2018 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Understanding Conflict Resolution is a comprehensive introduction to the study of peace and conflict studies. It explores both the historical roots of the study of conflict management, as well as the contemporary settings and the tools available to states, regional and global organizations where these core ideas apply. Drawing on cutting-edge research and examples from around the world, the fifth edition includes:
  • 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. 


 
PART ONE THE PROBLEM AND HOW TO APPROACH IT
 
1 Understanding Conflict Resolution
 
2 Armed Conflicts and Peace Agreements
 
3 Approaching Conflict Resolution
 
4 Analysing Conflict Resolution
 
PART TWO BASICS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION
 
5 The Resolution of Conflicts between States
 
6 Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars
 
7 Conflict Resolution in State Formation Conflicts
 
PART THREE COMPLEXITIES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
 
8 Conflict Complexes and Conflict Resolution
 
9 International Organizations in Conflict Resolution
 
10 Coercion and Enforcement
 
11 Prevention and Peacebuilding
 
PART FOUR CHALLENGES FOR THE 2020s
 
12. Dealing with One-sided Violence
 
13. Gendering International Affairs
 
14. Facing Climate Challenges
 
15. Quality Peace and World Order

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

Professor Andreas Zick
Interdiscipline, Universität Bielefeld
November 27, 2018