Books by Faculty
This book, edited by Joyce Apsel and Ernesto Verdeja, provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in genocide studies.
Written by Atalia Omer and Jason Springs, this book tackles the assumptions behind common understandings of religious nationalism, exploring the complex connections between religion, nationalism, conflict, and conflict transformation.
University of California Press, 2012
Catherine Bolten's book tells the story of how ordinary Sierra Leoneans survived the decade-long war that devastated their country. The book illuminates a social world based on love, compassion, material exchange, and nurturing.
Princeton University Press, 2012
Gary Goertz and James Mahoney identify and discuss major differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods while seeking to promote tolerance and exchange of ideas.
International law has lacked a widely accepted definition of armed conflict, despite the essential human rights and other rules that depend on such a definition. This book, edited by Mary Ellen O'Connell, contains the report of the International Law Association's Committee on the Use of Force and papers delivered at an interdisciplinary conference to inform the committee.
Carolina Academic Press, 2012
This book is designed to assist in lawyers in preparing to practice international dispute resolution. It is a comprehensive treatment of the full range of dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, mediation, inquiry, conciliation, arbitration, and adjudication.
Notre Dame Press, 2011
From the Kroc Institute Series on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding. This book illustrates the nature of religion’s ambivalent power in Africa while suggesting new directions in the study of religion, conflict, and peace studies, with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
SAGE Publications, 2011
Peter Wallensteen's highly popular text links conflict resolution theory to real-world cases, exploring ongoing situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, the Côte d'Ivoire, Iran, Pakistan and the Arab democratic wave from a conflict resolution perspective.
Oxford University Press, 2011
John Paul Lederach and his daughter Angela Jill Lederach propose new ways of understanding healing and peacebuilding in traumatized communities, showing how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival.
Peter Wallensteen's book presents an overview of key issues in peace research, which has become one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of war and conflict studies.The book presents articles on such key issues in peace research as the causes of war, conflict data, conflict diplomacy, non-violent sanctions and third-party diplomacy, demonstrating how basic research can be conducted in fields often seen as ‘unresearchable’ and ‘too complicated to deal with.’
David Cortright's critical analysis of U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan examines alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency.
United States Institute of Peace, 2010
This book, co-authored by Peter Wallensteen, explores international mediation through the lens of Ambassador Jan Eliasson.
Catholic theologians, ethicists, and scholar-practitioners examine peacebuilding in this volume edited by Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., R. Scott Appleby, and Gerard F. Powers.
Oxford University Press, 2010
Jason Springs reevaluates the work of influential theologian Hans Frei.
Routledge, IISS, 2010
Written by David Cortright and Raymo Väyrynen, this book offers practical steps for achieving genuine progress toward disarmament.
Oxford University Press, 2010
In this book edited by Daniel Philpott and Gerard F. Powers, 15 leading scholars propose an imaginative and provocative approach to peacebuilding.
Temple University Press, 2009
Ernesto Verdeja develops a critical justification for political reconciliation.
In the second edition of this popular book, David Cortright situates Gandhi's message of nonviolence in recent world events.
Emerald Books, 2009
This book, co-edited by George A. Lopez, reveals arms embargoes to be more effective than often understood.
Oxford University Press, 2008
Mary Ellen O'Connell shows how international law supports order in the world and the attainment of humanity's fundamental goals of peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and protection of the natural environment.