Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine Two Worlds Collide

Indiana University Press, 2019

Alan Dowty (Kroc faculty fellow) traces the earliest roots of the conflict to the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, arguing that this historical approach highlights constant clashes between religious and ethnic groups in Palestine. 

The Israel/Palestine Reader

Polity Books, 2019

Edited by Alan Dowty (Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow). Introduction to any complex international conflict is enriched when the voices of the  is adversaries are heard.  The Israel/Palestine Reader an innovative collection, focused on the human dimension of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian confrontation. Its vivid and illuminating readings present the voices of the diverse parties through personal testimonies and analyses.

The Peace Continuum

Oxford University Press, 2018

Authors Patrick Regan, Christian Davenport, and Erik Melander offer a parallax view of how the authors think about peace and the complexities that surround the concept.

Healthy Conflict in Contemporary American Society: From Enemy to Adversary

Cambridge University Press, 2018

Jason A. Springs argues that, in circumstances riven with conflict between strong religious identities and deep moral and political commitments, productive engagement may depend on thinking creatively about how to constructively utilize conflict and intolerance.


Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War

Routledge, 2018

Editors Peter Wallensteen and Madhav Joshi provide an analytical framework for understanding how the concept of quality peace can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding, using social science, statistics, and case studies.

Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity

Cambridge University Press, 2017

Governance for Peace by David Cortright presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace.

The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa

Orbis Books, 2017

Through a collection of essays, Emmanuel Katongole portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.

Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017

For Emmanuel Katongole, there is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope for those enduring Africa’s endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement.

Civil Society, Peace, and Power

Rowman & Littlefield, 2016

Editors David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg and Laurel Stone illustrate the growth of civil society involvement in national, regional, and international peacebuilding policy through a number of case studies which feature women's perspectives and voices from the Global South. 

Peace through Law: Reflections on Pacem in Terris from Philosophy, Law, Theology, and Political Science

Nomos/Aschendorf/Bloomsbury, 2016

Editors Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and Mary Ellen O’Connell offer reflections on Pope John XXIII’s peace encyclical Pacem in Terris from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, and political science.

The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System

Oxford University Press, 2016

Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas reconceptualize peace as more than the absence of war.

Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, & World Order

Oxford University Press, 2015

Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts.

The Politics of Global Climate Change

Paradigm, 2015

Patrick Regan articulates a multi-level political process for influencing climate change legislation, beginning with local politics.

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

University of Chicago Press, 2015

Editors David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst and Kristen Wall present a conversation among leading scholars that analyzes the legal, ethical and strategic implications of American drone warfare. 

What Is a Madrasa?

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

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.

Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians

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.

Regional Organizations and Peacebuilding: Challengers to the UN?

Routledge, 2014

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.

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict

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.

Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action

Rienner, 2013

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.