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International Peace Day

Palgrave Macmillan, along with its distribution partners Pluto Press, Manchester University Press and Zed Books is celebrating International Peace Day with its diverse list of Peace Studies Titles, ranging from the International Handbook of Peace to International Relations, Peace Theory, Peace Building and Middle Eastern Studies.  Check out our full list of Peace and Conflict, peace studies book to find the subject that resonates with you most.

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Palgrave Advances in Peacebuilding

Critical Developments and Approaches

The quality of the peace arrived at via liberal peacebuilding approaches has been poor. The related statebuilding praxis has generally been unable to respond...

"...The quality of the peace arrived at via liberal peacebuilding approaches has been poor. The related statebuilding praxis has generally been unable to respond.... The quality of the peace arrived at via liberal peacebuilding approaches has been poor. The related statebuilding praxis has generally been unable to respond to its critics. What is at stake is a recognition of peacebuildings everyday political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics. This indicates the emergence of a post-liberal for..."

Oliver P. Richmond

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Militias have proven to be a consistent and enduring challenge to achieving peace in war zones around the world. Bringing together the lessons learned from...

By Chris Alden, Monika Thakur and Matthew Arnold

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Civilian Jihad

Nonviolent Struggle, Democratization, and Governance in the Middle East

The Middle East, a region infamous for political violence and a democratic deficit, boasts a rich but little-known history of nonviolent civilian-led struggles...

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The Peace Processes Yearbook 2011 analyzes conflicts in which negotiations are underway with the intention of reaching a peace agreement. The yearbook looks at...

Vicenç Fisas Armengol

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The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies

A Cultural Perspective

Thirty outstanding scholars write about the etymological meaning, the religious, legal and political use of the word peace. This gives astonishing insights...

"...Thirty outstanding scholars write about the etymological meaning, the religious, legal and political use of the word peace. This gives astonishing insights.... Thirty outstanding scholars write about the etymological meaning, the religious, legal and political use of the word peace. This gives astonishing insights into classical notions and hardly known interpretations of peace in their cultures. The result is a book fascinating for peace researchers and highly rewarding for a broader audience...."

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Manchester University Press

Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

Principles and Practice

Peacemaking in the Middle Ages explores the making of peace in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries based on the experiences of the kings of England...

J. E. M. Benham

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Anti-War Activism

New Media and Protest in the Information Age

The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially...

"...The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially.... The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially close attention to the changed information environment of protest, the complex alliances of activists, the diversity of participants, as well as campaigners' use of new (and old) medi..."

By Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill and Frank Webster

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Conflict and Development

Development Matters

During the 1900s the drive of liberal peace efforts in the form of humanitarian intervention transformed the ways in which traditional development assistance...

Eleanor O' Gorman

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The book provides critical perspectives that reach beyond the technical approaches of international financial institutions and proponents of the liberal peace...

"...The book provides critical perspectives that reach beyond the technical approaches of international financial institutions and proponents of the liberal peace.... The book provides critical perspectives that reach beyond the technical approaches of international financial institutions and proponents of the liberal peace formula. It investigates political economies characterized by the legacies of disruption to production and exchange, by population displacement, poverty, and by 'criminality'.. ..."

By Michael Pugh, Neil Cooper and Mandy Turner

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The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolutions

Regional Integration and Conflicts from the 1950s to the 21st Century

This book is about the EU’s role in conflict resolution and reconciliation in Europe. Ever since it was implemented as a political project of the post-World...

Boyka Stefanova

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Peace-Building in Israel and Palestine

Social Psychology and Grassroots Initiatives

This book brings together social psychology understandings with grassroots peace-building initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian context. For 40 years,...

Julia Chaitin

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Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada

Activism and Advocacy

This edited volume explores a range of approaches to nonviolent or popular resistance in the Second Intifada. Written by scholar-activists with diverse...

By Maia Carter Carter Hallward and Julie M. Norman

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