The international community invests billions annually in thousands of projects designed to overcome poverty, stop violence, spread human rights, fight terrorism and combat global warming. The hope is that these separate projects will 'add up' to lasting societal change in places like Afghanistan. In reality, these initiatives are not adding up to sustainable peace. Making Peace Last offers ways of improving the productivity of peacebuilding. This book defines the theory, analysis and practice needed to create peacebuilding approaches that are as dynamic and adaptive as the societies they are trying to affect. The book is based on a combination of field experience and research into peacebuilding and conflict resolution. This book can also be used as a textbook in courses on peace-building, security and development. Making Peace Last is a comprehensive approach to finding sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing social problems.
Robert Ricigliano is the Director of the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Part I: Unlocking the Power of Peacebuilding Chapter 1: We Need to Do Better, and We Can Chapter 2: A Shift of Mind: Systematic Peacebuilding Chapter 3: Can the SAT Model Really Make a Difference Chapter 4: The SAT Model Means (Radical?) Change Part II: Systematic Peacebuilding Assessment and Planning Chapter 5: Systematic Assessment Chapter 6: Systems Mapping: Putting It All Together Chapter 7: Moving from Analysis to Action Part III: Catalyzing Systematic Change Chapter 8: Helping Systems Change Themselves Chapter 9: Transactional Peacebuilding: A Toolbox Chapter 10: Do Any of Us Have the Power to Change a System?