Books by Faculty

The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies for the 1990s

Lynne Rienner, 2000

By David Cortright and George A. Lopez with Jaleh Dashti-Gibson and Julia Wagler. Winner of the 2000 Choice Award as an Outstanding Academic Title.

Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies

United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998

John Paul Lederach argues that we need to move beyond “traditional” diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and short-term objectives, toward a holistic approach that stresses the multiplicity of peacemakers and long-term perspectives. The book explores the dynamics of contemporary conflict and presents an integrated framework for peacebuilding.

Political Gain and Civilian Pain: The Humanitarian Impacts of Economic Sanctions

Rowman and Littlefield, 1997

By Tom Weiss, Larry Minear, David Cortright, and George A. Lopez. The most vulnerable members of targeted societies often pay the price of sanctions. Using case studies of South Africa, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Haiti, this book illustrates how much pain the community of states is willing to inflict upon civilians in the quest for political gains and clarifies the range of options and strategies availiable to policymakers.

Peace and Security: The Next Generation

Rowman and Littlefield, 1997

George A. Lopez joins with Nancy J. Myers, the former managing editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, to select recent articles best illustrating a wide range of issues on peace and security. The volume editors shape and supplement these articles specifically for classroom use.

Pakistan and the Bomb: Public Opinion and Nuclear Options

Notre Dame Press, 1997

Samina Ahmed, David Cortright and other contributors provide an in-depth view of the nuclear choices facing Pakistan. Based on the most thorough survey of Pakistani public opinion ever conducted, this volume examines the factors that brought arms competitors to South Asia. 

The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention

Rowman and Littlefield, 1997

Edited by David Cortright. Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a range of cases — from North Korea to South Africa to Bosnia — to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies.  The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods fail or are too dangerous to apply.

India and the Bomb: Public Opinion and Nuclear Options

Notre Dame Press, 1996

Edited by David Cortright and Amitabh Mattoo.

Economic Sanctions: Panacea or Peacebuilding in a Post-Cold War World?

Westview Press, 1995

Edited by David Cortright and George A. Lopez. Panacea or Peacebuilding in a Post-Cold War World? As the challenge of preventing military conflict has become increasingly complex in the post-Cold War era, economic sanctions are being applied with growing frequency. Sanctions are being used to enforce international law, to deter aggression and terrorism, to defend democracy and human rights, and to prevent nuclear proliferation.