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Peace and Conflict is a new biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged intercountry war. A major trend it tracks is the incidence of wars beyond the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For 2010, Peace & Conflict adds a new regular featureTrends in Global Terrorismand focuses on the theme of Challenges of Post-Conflict Transitions. It covers special topics including women and post-conflict settings, and truth commissions and tribunals.
Peace and Conflict is a large format, full-color reference including numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual presentation of data. Crisp narratives are highlighted with pull-quote extracts that summarize trends and major findings such as the continuing increase in high casualty terrorist acts and the likelihood of genocide risk in certain areas.
Key features of this text include:
About the Author
J. Joseph Hewitt is Director for Government Relations at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), University of Maryland, where he specializes in quantitative analysis of international conflict.
Jonathan Wilkenfeld is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, and Director of the ICONS Simulation Program. A specialist in foreign policy decision-making, conflict, and crisis, his most recent work focuses on the role of mediation in international and intrastate crises.
Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, and Founding Director of the Minorities at Risk Project in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Ted Robert Gurr, J. Joseph Hewitt, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Chapter 2: The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks
J. Joseph Hewitt
Chapter 3: Trends in Global Conflict, 1946-2007
J. Joseph Hewitt
Chapter 4: Trends in Democratization
Chapter 5: Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes
Monica Duffy Toft and Steve Saideman
Chapter 6: Trends in Global Terrorism
Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan and Kim Cragin
Chapter 7: State Failure and Conflict Recurrence
Chapter 8: Democratization and Post-Conflict Transitions
Havard Hegre and Hanne Fjelde
Chapter 9: Women and Post-Conflict Settings
Mary Caprioli, Valerie Hudson and Rebecca Nielsen
Chapter 10: The Impact of Tribunals and Truth Commissions on Post-Conflict Peace Building
James Meernik, Rosa Aloisi, Marsha Sowell and Angela Nichols
AppendixMajor Armed Conflicts
About the Authors and Contributors