Books by Faculty
University of North Carolina Press, 2015
Ebrahim Moosa introduces readers to the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—providing an informative resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Scott Appleby, David Little and Atalia Omer provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflct and peacebuilding.
Herald Press, 2014
This book by international mediator John Paul Lederach serves as a guidebook for church groups, families or individuals seeking a scriptural view of reconciliation and practical steps for transforming conflict.
This book, edited by Peter Wallensteen and Anders Bjurner, analyzes the new and difficult roles of regional organizations in peacemaking after the end of the Cold War and how they relate to the United Nations.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press/John Hopkins University Press, 2013
Asher Kaufman studies one of the flash points of the Middle East since the 1960s—a tiny region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked.
This volume, co-edited by Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja and a project of the International Peace Institute, explores the causes of genocide and mass atrocities, examining the challenges involved in forging effective international policies to mitigate genocidal violence.
Syracuse University Press, 2013
This volume, edited by Jackie Smith and Ernesto Verdeja, considers how global capitalism affects peace processes. By including the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists, it presents a broad yet thorough exploration of the complexities of peacebuilding in a global market economy
When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice
University of Chicago Press, 2013
Atalia Omer cuts to the heart of the Israeli-Arab conflict, navigating complex arguments about ethnicity, boundaries and peace while highlighting groups that provide urgently needed resources for conflict analysis and peacebuilding.
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.