Cortright book named "Choice Outstanding Academic Title"


David Cortright’s book, Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity (Cambridge University Press), was named to Choice’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2018. Cortright is  Director of Policy Studies and the Peace Accords Matrix at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Cortright co-authored the book with Conor Seyle, Director of Research at One Earth Future Foundation, and Kristen Wall, former Program Manager for Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute.


Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Every year in the January issue, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous year. Governance for Peace was chosen from a pool of approximately 6,000 eligible titles. Only 10 percent of eligible titles are selected.


The criteria for selection includes the reviewer's overall evaluation, excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance in relationship to other literature in the field, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.


About the Kroc Institute


Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, is one of the world’s principal centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace.


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