The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.
While other companion volumes exist, this detailed and comprehensive book brings together an unrivalled range of disciplinary perspectives, including development economists, quantitative and qualitative political scientists, and sociologists. Topical chapters include: Post-Conflict and State Fragility, Ethnicity, Human Security, Poverty and Conflict, Economic Dimensions of Civil War, Climate Change and Armed Conflict, Rebel Recruitment, Education and Violent Conflict, Obstacles to Peace Settlements and many others.
With detailed and comprehensive coverage, this Handbook will appeal to postgraduate and undergraduate students, policymakers, researchers and academics in conflict and peace studies, international relations, international politics and security studies.
Edited by Graham K. Brown, Head of School, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia and Arnim Langer, Director, Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD) and University Lecturer in International Relations, University of Leuven, Belgium
Contents: Preface 1. Conflict, Post-Conflict, and State Fragility: Conceptual and Methodological Issues Arnim Langer and Graham K. Brown 2. Ethnicity Robert H. Bates 3. Human Security Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Carol Messineo 4. Poverty and Conflict Havard Hegre and Helge Holtermann 5. Conflict and the Social Contract Syed Mansoob Murshed 6. Economic Dimensions of Civil War Heiko Nitzschke and David M. Malone 7. Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict Frances Stewart 8. Conflict, Natural Resources and Development Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin 9. Climate Change and Armed Conflict Ole Magnus Theisen, Nils Petter Gleditsch and Halvard Buhaug 10. Demography and Armed Conflict Henrik Urdal 11. Rethinking Durable Solutions for Refugees Katy Long 12. Rebel Recruitment Yvan Guichaoua 13. Violent Conflict and Human Capital Accumulation Patricia Justino 14. Education and Violent Conflict Birgitte Refslund Sorensen 15. International Dimensions of Internal Conflict Nils W. Metternich, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Han Dorussen and Andrea Ruggeri 16. Theories of Ethnic Mobilization: Overview and Recent Trends Peter Vermeersch 17. Transitions from War to Peace Caroline A. Hartzell 18. Fragile States and Civil Wars: Is Mediation the Answer? Carmela Lutmar and Jacob Bercovitch 19. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Robert Muggah 20. Obstacles to Peace Settlements Roy Licklider 21. Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature Virginia Page Fortna and Lise Morje Howard 22. Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies Phil Clark 23. Collective Conflict Management Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall 24. The Political Economy of Fragile States Tony Addison 25. Conflict Resolution versus Democratic Governance: Can Elections Bridge the Divide? Pauline H. Baker 26. Federations and Managing Nations John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary 27. Post-Conflict Recovery John Ohiorhenuan 28. Gendering Violent Conflicts Birgitte Refslund Sorensen 29. Complex Power Sharing Stefan Wolff References Index