Post-conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Chip GagnonPost-conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Chip Gagnon

Post-conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach

EditorChip Gagnon, Keith Brown

Hardcover | June 25, 2014

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This book examines how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period.

Post-conflict studies seek to illuminate, theorise, and narrate the processes by which societies transition from periods of overt and violent conflict to periods of relative stability and peace. Most of the research carried out on post-conflict societies has taken place within disciplinary bounds. In contrast, this volume breaches those boundaries; though each author is grounded in a particular discipline, the chapters have been written in a spirit of interdisciplinarity.

The focus of the volume is how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period into processes that the editors have categorised as criminalisation, medicalisation and missionisation. Comprised of essays written by a diverse group of scholars and activists from anthropology, political science, international relations, law, education, religion, and military history, each section of the book looks at the concept of post-conflict in a way that problematises its common usage and highlights the importance of strongly interdisciplinary research into post-conflict societies.

This book will be of interest to students of war and conflict studies, peace studies, security studies and IR in general.

Chip Gagnonis Associate Professor of Politics at Ithaca College, USA.Keith Brownis Professor (Research) of International Studies and Director of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, USA.
Title:Post-conflict Studies: An Interdisciplinary ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415742358

ISBN - 13:9780415742351


Table of Contents

Foreword,Peter Katzenstein 1. Introduction,Chip Gagnon, Stefan Senders and Keith BrownSection 1: The Post-Conflict concept 2. The origins of "post-conflict",Aida Hozi¿3. Reconsidering ¿post-conflict¿ in the American way of war tradition: A short conceptual History,Colonel Isaiah (Ike) Wilson IIISection 2: Recasting Mission Introduction to Section 2,Chip Gagnon4. Democracy promotion as mission,Chip Gagnon5. Accompaniment as mission: A successful model from Colombia,Kim Marie Lamberty6. Gender, security, and religious freedom in post-conflict societies,Evelyn BushSection 3: Criminalization Introduction to Section 3,Keith Brown7. Post-conflict justice enclaves: The development of a war crimes justice model following the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina,Chris Engels8. Unknowing the other: A short essay on criminalization through narrative in postwar El Salvador,Ellen MoodieSection 4: Reflections on Post-Conflict as Practice Introduction to Section 4,Keith Brown9. Post-colonial subjectivities in the post-conflict aid triangle: The drama of educational missionization in the Thai-Burma borderlands,Rosalie Metro10. The sum of tiny things: Civil society, democracy promotion andThe Ugly Americanin Macedonia, 1995-2004,Keith Brown11. Social scientists in post-war contexts: Bridging the gap between reflection and action,Elton Skendaj12. Conclusion: Toward a field of post-conflict studies,Keith Brown and Chip Gagnon