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Peace studies & conflict resolution books

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EU Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence A Critical Assessment by Javier Argomaniz EU Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence A Critical Assessment

The Treaty on the European Union stipulates that one of the key objectives of the Union is to provide citizens with a high level of safety within an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Given that the fight against terrorism...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity by Damien Rogers Law, Politics and the Limits of Prosecuting Mass Atrocity

This book offers a unique and powerful critique of the quest for international criminal justice. It explores the efforts of three successive generations of international prosecutors, recognising the vital roles they play in the enforcement of international criminal law. By...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2017

Ethnic Conflict by Stefan Wolff Ethnic Conflict

The study of ethnic conflict saw its heyday in the aftermath of the Cold War with a proliferation of theories about its causes and management. But its origins as a subject of academic inquiry not only predate the end of...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 22/09/2017

Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War by N. A .J. (RMIT University, Australia) Taylor Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War
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This edited volume reconsiders the importance of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from a post-Cold War perspective. It has been argued that during the Cold War era scholarship was limited by the anxiety that authors felt about the possibility...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Modern Maritime Piracy Genesis, Evolution and Responses by Robert C. (Cardiff University, UK) McCabe Modern Maritime Piracy Genesis, Evolution and Responses
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This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions - southeast Asia and northeast Africa - from the late twentieth century to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe by Michael (The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University, Sweden) Fredholm Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe
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This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist groups...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Securing World Peace through Law Replacing War With the Global Rule of Law by James T. (Widener University School of Law, Delaware, USA) Ranney Securing World Peace through Law Replacing War With the Global Rule of Law
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This book deals with the history and future of the concept of world peace through law (WPTL), meaning replacing the use of international force with the global rule of law. The WPTL concept is traced back to British legal philosopher...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Yogic Peace Education Theory and Practice by Katerina Standish, Janine M. Joyce Yogic Peace Education Theory and Practice
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Want a respectful and deliberate antidote to violence of the self, violence done to others and violence in society? This inclusive and accessible introduction to the fields of Peace Education and Yogic Science provides you with a toolkit to experience...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2017

The Spirit of Dialogue Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron T (Oregon State University) Wolf The Spirit of Dialogue Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

We tend to approach conflict from the perspective of competing interests. A farmer's interest lies in preserving water for crops, while an environmentalist's interest is in using that same water for instream habitats. It's hard to see how these interests...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Peacemaking and Transformative Mediation Sulha Practices in Palestine and the Middle East by Erin Dyer Saxon Peacemaking and Transformative Mediation Sulha Practices in Palestine and the Middle East

This book evaluates the potential for the transformative mediation framework to be adopted in a non-western context. Inspired by the premise that mediator ideology exists and has deep impact on process, Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger articulated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Military Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa The Case of NATO in Libya by Susannah O'Sullivan Military Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa The Case of NATO in Libya

This book contributes to an increasingly important branch of critical security studies that combines insights from critical geopolitics and postcolonial critique, by making an argument about the geographies of violence and their differential impact in contemporary security practices, including but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy by Adam (Macquarie University, Australia) Lockyer Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy
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This book examines the impact of foreign intervention in the course and nature of warfare in civil wars. Throughout history, foreign intervention in civil wars has been the rule rather than the exception. The involvement of outside powers can have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Post-Liberal Peace Transitions Between Peace Formation and State Formation by Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda Post-Liberal Peace Transitions Between Peace Formation and State Formation
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This book looks at the local agency related to peace formation in order to find answers to the pressing question of how large-scale peacebuilding or statebuilding may be significantly improved and made more representative of the lives, needs, rights, and...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/08/2017

Evolving Patterns of Peacekeeping International Cooperation at Work by Hikaru Yamashita Evolving Patterns of Peacekeeping International Cooperation at Work

Though historically the term peacekeeping has essentially been shorthand for UN peacekeeping, recent years have seen a proliferation of actors and initiatives in a shift to global peacekeeping cooperation. Hikaru Yamashita explores the motivations behind this development, what forms it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

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Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations by Franzisca Zanker Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations

The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management by George Haddow Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management

Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Protracted Refugee Situations Domestic and International Security Implications by Gil Loescher Protracted Refugee Situations Domestic and International Security Implications

Protracted refugee populations not only constitute over 70% of the world's refugees but are also a principal source of many of the irregular movements of people around the world today. The long-term presence of refugee populations in much of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro by Timothy Edmunds Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro

This book examines defence reform in Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro since 2000, focussing particularly on the institution and consolidation of democratic and civilian control of the armed forces, the reform of conflict-era forces structures, and the influence of the West including...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

China's Strong Arm Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad by Jonas Parello-Plesner China's Strong Arm Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

China has long adhered to a principle of ?non-interference? in other states? affairs. However, as more of its companies have been investing in projects overseas, and millions of its nationals are travelling abroad, Beijing is finding itself progressively involved in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Everyone Loses The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia by Samuel Charap Everyone Loses The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Global Partnership Against WMD Success and Shortcomings of G8 Threat Reduction since 9/11 by Alan Heyes, Wyn Q. Bowen, Hugh Chalmers The Global Partnership Against WMD Success and Shortcomings of G8 Threat Reduction since 9/11
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The 9/11 terrorist attacks prompted a new urgency in efforts to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear proliferati on. The potential acquisition and use by terrorist groups of such weaponry was suddenly a much increased threat. The G8 Global...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Network Centric Warfare Coalition Operations in the Age of US Military Primacy by Paul T. Mitchell Network Centric Warfare Coalition Operations in the Age of US Military Primacy

Since its emergence in 1998, the concept of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) has become a central driver behind America?s military ?transformation? and seems to offer the possibility of true integration between multinational military formations. Even though NCW, or variations on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Nuclear Terrorism after 9/11 by Robin M. Frost Nuclear Terrorism after 9/11

The very mention of nuclear terrorism is enough to rouse strong reactions, and understandably so, because it combines the most terrifying weapons and the most threatening of people in a single phrase. The possibility that terrorists could obtain and use...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security by J.E. Peterson Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Beyond Air-Sea Battle The Debate Over US Military Strategy in Asia by Aaron L. Friedberg Beyond Air-Sea Battle The Debate Over US Military Strategy in Asia

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the debate over how the United States and its allies can counter China's rapidly growing military power.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Regulating the Private Security Industry by Sarah Percy Regulating the Private Security Industry

The under-regulation of the private security industry has increasingly become a topic of media and academic interest. This Adelphi Paper enters the debate by explaining why the industry requires further regulation, and what is wrong with the current system. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

European Crisis Management and Defence The Search for Capabilities by Hans-Christian Hagman European Crisis Management and Defence The Search for Capabilities

Assesses the EU and NATO's tools to prevent conflicts and manage international crises. It offers a unique insight into European security policy and questions the realism of the political goals. It argues for more coordination among European states, and an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Peacekeeping and the African Union Building Negative Peace by Jude Cocodia Peacekeeping and the African Union Building Negative Peace

This book offers a detailed examination of the effectiveness of the peacekeeping operations of the African Union. Despite its growing reputation in peacekeeping and its status as the oldest continental peacekeeper, the performance of the African Union (AU) has hitherto...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement by Jay (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) Rothman Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Dangerous Diplomacy Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda by Herman T. (Asian University for Women, Bangladesh and USA.) Salton Dangerous Diplomacy Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda
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This book carries out an in-depth reassessment of the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide, focusing in particular on decision-making processes in New York.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding Breaking the Mold? by Charles T. Call Rising Powers and Peacebuilding Breaking the Mold?

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Defense Spending, Natural Resources, and Conflict by Christos Kollias Defense Spending, Natural Resources, and Conflict

This book is an intellectual contribution of policy scientists and researchers from different academic institutions in different parts of the world. The Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and terrorism ignite the debate on studying conflict and natural resources. Uniquely,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Analysing Pathways to Compliance by Birte Julia (King's College London UK) Gippert Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Analysing Pathways to Compliance

This book offers a comparative, micro-level study of the impact of local legitimacy on local actor's reasons for compliance with or resistance to international peacebuilding reforms. Specifically, the book analyses three pathways of power - legitimacy, coercion, and reward-seeking --...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

International Mediation in a Fragile World by David Carment International Mediation in a Fragile World

Peacemaking, or the practice of resolving wars and violent conflict through mediation, is one of the most essential ways to create global peace, stability and security. Long practiced by the great powers in their efforts to prevent regional disputes from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order A Comparative Perspective by Patrick McEachern, Jaclyn O'Brien McEachern North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order A Comparative Perspective
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This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Century by Professor Elspeth Guild Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Century

This book offers an accessible examination of the human rights of migrants in the context of the UN's negotiations in 2018. This volume has two main contributions. Firstly, it is designed to inform the negotiations on the UN's Global Compact...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security by Anit Mukherjee India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

This book examines India's naval strategy within the context of Asian regional security. Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation in the waters of Asia, this book investigates the growing strategic salience of the Indian Navy. Delhi's expanding economic and military strength...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies by Michael Fredholm Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies

This volume examines the lone actor terrorist phenomenon, including the larger societal trends which may or may not have led to their acts of terrorism. With lone actor terrorism becoming an increasingly common threat, the contributors to this volume aim...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

Nuclear Terrorism Countering the Threat by Brecht Volders Nuclear Terrorism Countering the Threat

This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. While the international community has made important progress...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine by Tristan Dunning Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine

This book investigates the many faces of Hamas and examines its ongoing evolution as a resistance organisation in the context of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Specifically, the work interrogates Hamas' interpretation, reinterpretation and application of the twin concepts of muqawama (resistance)...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East Insurgency in the Holy Land by Richard Davis Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East Insurgency in the Holy Land

This book offers a new understanding of the nature of power-seeking insurgent groups by empirically examining the use of violence by Hamas in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Though Hamas has learned to ride the tides of popular support, it remains suspended...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

Secret Diplomacy Concepts, Contexts and Cases by Corneliu Bjola Secret Diplomacy Concepts, Contexts and Cases

This volume investigates secret diplomacy with the aim of understanding its role in shaping foreign policy. Recent events, including covert intelligence gathering operations, accusations of spying, and the leaking of sensitive government documents, have demonstrated that secrecy endures as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators by Sara E. (San Diego State University, USA) Brown Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators
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This book examines the mobilization, role, and trajectory of women rescuers and perpetrators during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. While much has been written about the victimization of women during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, very little has been said...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

African Peace Militaries War, Peace and Democratic Governance by Professor David J. Francis African Peace Militaries War, Peace and Democratic Governance

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

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