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Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

Edited by: Charles Webel , Johan Galtung

Print publication date:  February  2007
Online publication date:  March  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415396653
eBook ISBN: 9780203089163
Adobe ISBN: 9781134154814

10.4324/9780203089163
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This major new Handbook provides a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary overview of the main issues, debates, state-of-the-art methods, and key concepts in peace and conflict studies today.

The fields of peace and conflict studies have grown exponentially since being initiated by Professor Johan Galtung half a century ago. They have forged a transdisciplinary and professional identity distinct from security studies, political science, and international relations.

The volume is divided into four sections:

  • understanding and transforming conflict
  • creating peace
  • supporting peace
  • peace across the disciplines.

Each section features new essays by distinguished international scholars and professionals working in peace studies and conflict resolution and transformation. Drawing from a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and political positions, the editors and contributors offer topical and enduring approaches to peace and conflict studies.

The Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies will be essential reading for students of peace studies, conflict studies and conflict resolution. It will also be of interest and use to practitioners in conflict resolution and NGOs, as well as policy makers and diplomats.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Negotiation and international conflict Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mediation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Former Yugoslavia and Iraq: a comparative analysis of international conflict mismanagement Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Peace studies and peace politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Disarmament and survival Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Nuclear disarmament Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Counselling and training for conflict transformation and peace-building Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Nonviolence Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Human rights and peace Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reconciliation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Peace as a self-regulating process Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gender and peace Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Peace business Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Peace Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Peace psychology Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Rethinking peace education Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Peace studies as a transdisciplinary project Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The spirit of war and the spirit of peace Download PDF
Chapter  21:  International law Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The language-games of peace Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Peace and the arts Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Peace through health? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Peace and conflict studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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