Books by Faculty

What Is War?

Brill, 2012

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.

International Dispute Resolution: Cases and Materials (2nd ed.)

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.

Displacing the State: Religion and Conflict in Neoliberal Africa

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.

Understanding Conflict Resolution (3rd ed.)

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. 

When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation

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.

Peace Research: Theory and Practice

Routledge, 2011

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.’

Ending Obama's War: Responsible Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Paradigm, 2011

David Cortright's critical analysis of U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan examines alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency.

The Go Between

United States Institute of Peace, 2010

This book, co-authored by Peter Wallensteen, explores international mediation through the lens of Ambassador Jan Eliasson.

Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Praxis

Orbis, 2010

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.

Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Oxford University Press, 2010

Jason Springs reevaluates the work of influential theologian Hans Frei.

Towards Nuclear Zero

Routledge, IISS, 2010

Written by David Cortright and Raymo Väyrynen, this book offers practical steps for achieving genuine progress toward disarmament.

Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in a Violent World

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.

Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence

Temple University Press, 2009

Ernesto Verdeja develops a critical justification for political reconciliation.

Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age

Paradigm, 2009

In the second edition of this popular book, David Cortright situates Gandhi's message of nonviolence in recent world events.

Putting Teeth in the Tiger: Improving the Effectiveness of Arms Embargoes

Emerald Books, 2009

This book, co-edited by George A. Lopez, reveals arms embargoes to be more effective than often understood.

The Power and Purpose of International Law

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.

Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas

Cambridge University Press, 2008

This book by David Cortright traces the peace movement's religious and intellectual roots.

Uniting Against Terror

MIT Press, 2007

Edited by David Cortright and George A. Lopez. This book argues that defeating the global terrorist threat requires a bold new approach. 

Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring, and Learning Tool Kit

Kroc Institute and Catholic Relief Services, 2007

By John Paul Lederach, Reina Neufeldt, and Hal Culbertson. This practical book aims to improve peacebuilding practitioners’ capacity to design transformative change and track and improve upon those changes over time in unpredictable conflict contexts.

 

Understanding Conflict Resolution (2nd ed.)

SAGE Publications, 2007

Peter Wallensteen offers this comprehensive guide to understanding conflict resolution in the global environment. He first reviews the development of conflict resolution since the Cold War. Next, he explores the settlement of three major types of international conflict: inter-state, internal, and those arising from state formation issues. In the last part of the book, he examines regional and international approaches and poses questions about the future of conflict resolution.