Peacebuilding

Overview

Preventing violent conflicts and establishing comprehensive lasting peace in some of the world’s most turbulent regions has become the new global imperative. But to be effective, peacebuilding must be a multilateral, not a unilateral process. Even for the world’s sole surviving superpower, promoting and sustaining durable peace requires communication, co-ordination, co-operation, and collaboration between local, national and international actors, nongovernmental as well as ...

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Overview

Preventing violent conflicts and establishing comprehensive lasting peace in some of the world’s most turbulent regions has become the new global imperative. But to be effective, peacebuilding must be a multilateral, not a unilateral process. Even for the world’s sole surviving superpower, promoting and sustaining durable peace requires communication, co-ordination, co-operation, and collaboration between local, national and international actors, nongovernmental as well as governmental.

In this book, Dennis Sandole explores the theory and practice of peacebuilding, discussing the differences and similarities between core aspects of peace processes, namely violent conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict settlement; conflict resolution and conflict transformation. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the student reader, the volume distinguishes between proactive and reactive peacebuilding as strategies to pre-empt or otherwise respond to global problems, such as identity conflicts, failing/failed states, terrorism, pandemics, poverty, forced migrations, climate change, ecological degradation, and their combined effects. Drawing on a wide range of conflicts such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, East Timor, Haiti, South Africa and Macedonia, the book debates the 'lessons learned' from past experiences of reactive as well as proactive peacebuilding, plus the challenges which lie ahead for those striving to bring about sustainable peace, security and stability to war-torn or otherwise fragile regions of the globe.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Both practitioners and scholars of conflict resolution can benefit from this insightful book. Highly recommended."
Choice

"One can think of only a few works timelier than Sandole's Peacebuilding. This book is a must read for students of the IR and conflict resolution as well as practitioners in the field."
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies

"A very informative little book which will serve its purpose as a short textbook very well."
Medicine, Conflict and Survival

"Sandole rightly shows why and how the international community must implement long-term, holistic peacebuilding plans to successfully build robust and sustainable peace in areas threatened or torn apart by war and conflict. An outstanding and innovative book."
Henryk J. Sokalski, Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

"The path to peace is long, convoluted and challenging, but this essential volume helps light the way."
Charles F. Dambach, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding

"Highly readable and insightful, Sandole's critique of the 'war on terror' alone is worth the price of the book."
Dean G. Pruitt, Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo: The State University of New York

"An indispensable resource for both practitioners and scholars seeking to understand how wars end and how to create and maintain the conditions for peace and stability."
Clare Lockhart, Director, Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), Washington, DC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745641669
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: WCMW - War and Conflict in the Modern World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,086,809
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis J. D. Sandole is Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Prologue 1

1 Peacebuilding and the Global Problematique 7

2 Complex Problem Solving in Violent Confl icts 33

3 Improving the Record 76

4 Peacebuilding and the "Global War on Terror" 105

5 The US and the Future of Peacebuilding 138

Epilogue 182

Notes 187

References 204

Index 233

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