Peace and Conflict 2017 (Peace and Conflict)

Peace and Conflict 2017 (Peace and Conflict)

By: David Backer (editor), Paul Huth (editor), Ravinder Bhavnani (editor)Paperback

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An authoritative source of information on violent conflicts and peacebuilding processes around the world, Peace and Conflict is an annual publication of the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). The contents of the 2017 edition are divided into three sections: " Global Patterns and Trends provides an overview of recent advances in scholarly research on various aspects of conflict and peace, as well as chapters on armed conflict, violence against civilians, characteristics of rebel and state forces, sexual violence, democracy and civil war, terrorism, human rights conditions, and the results of the updated Peace & Conflict Instability Ledger, which ranks the status and progress of more than 160 countries based on their forecasted risk of future instability (adverse regime change, internal war, state mass killing, non-state mass killing). " Special Feature spotlights work on the relationship between refugees and the diffusion of armed conflict. " Profiles surveys developments in instances of civil wars, peacekeeping missions, and international criminal justice proceedings that were active around the world during 2015. Frequent visualizations of data in full-color, large-format tables, graphs, and maps bring the analysis to life and amplify crucial developments in real-world events and the latest findings in research. The contributors include many leading scholars in the field from the US and Europe.

About Author

EDITORS David A. Backer is a Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, as well as Director of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on conflict dynamics and post-conflict processes. He is Co-Director of the West Africa Transitional Justice Project and the Constituency-Level Elections Archive. Ravi Bhavnani is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland). His research explores the micro-foundations of violence, examining the endogenous relationships among the characteristics, beliefs, and interests of relevant actors, as well as social mechanisms and emergent structures that shape attitudes, decision making, and behavior. He uses agent-based modeling and disaggregated empirical data to link theoretical conjectures to concrete evidence, thereby identifying processes that tend to generate specific outcomes. Paul K. Huth is a Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. He is also editor of the Journal of Conflict Resolution. He has published books and widely in journals on subjects related to the study of international conflict and war, including deterrence behavior, crisis decision making, territorial disputes, the democratic peace, international law and dispute resolution, and the civilian consequences of war.


1 Introduction to Peace and Conflict 2017 David A. Backer, Ravi Bhavnani, and Paul K. Huth 2 Generalizing Findings from Micro-Level Research on Peace and Conflict: Challenges and Solutions Karsten Donnay, Andrew M. Linke, and Ravi Bhavnani 3 Tracing Armed Conflict over Time: A Reversal of the Recent Decline? Havard Strand and Halvard Buhaug 4 The Geography of Organized Armed Violence around the World Erik Melander, David A. Backer, and Eric Dunford 5 Spatial Patterns of Violence against Civilians Hanne Fjelde, Lisa Hultman, Margareta Sollenberg, and Ralph Sundberg 6 The Size of Rebel and State Armed Forces in Internal Conflicts: Measurement and Implications Jacob Aronson and Paul K. Huth 7 The Prevalence of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: When, Where and By Whom? Ragnhild Nordas 8 Democracy, Democratization, and Civil War Suthan Krishnarajan, Jorgen Moller, Lasse Lykke Rorbaek, and Svend-Erik Skaaning 9 Evolution of Global Terrorism: The Growing Lethality of Attacks Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan 10 Are Global Human Rights Conditions Static or Improving? Peter Haschke and Mark Gibney 11 The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger 2017: A New Methodology and Ranking of Countries on Forecasted Risks David A. Backer, Jacob Aronson, and Paul K. Huth 12 Refugees and Conflict Diffusion Seraina Ruegger 13 Armed Conflicts Active in 2015 Margareta Sollenberg 14 Multilateral Peacekeeping Operations Active in 2015 Deniz Cil 15 Criminal Justice for Conflict-Related Violations: Developments during 2015 Anupma L. Kulkarni

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  • ISBN13: 9781857439328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781857439328
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1857439325

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