Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory and World Order

Paperback | October 20, 2015

byPeter Wallensteen

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In Quality Peace, leading peace researcher Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts. The book uses statistical analysis to compare two war outcomes - negotiated settlement and victory - in the post-Cold War era.Wallensteen finds that if peace is to last, three conditions must be met: a losing party must retain its dignity; security and the rule of law must be ensured for all; and the time horizon for the settlement must be long enough to ensure a sense of normalcy. Wallensteen breaks down the components of all of these conditions and applies them to interstate conflicts, civil wars in which rebels are aiming to take over the entire state, and separatist rebellions. He also delves into the issue of world order and the significance of major power relations forlocal peace efforts. Thus, the work provides a remarkable understanding of how different types of war outcomes deal with post-war conditions. Sharply argued and comprehensive, Quality Peace will invigorate peace research and stimulate peace practice, becoming an authoritative work in the field.

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In Quality Peace, leading peace researcher Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts. The book uses statistical analysis to compare two war outcomes - negotiated settlement and victory - in the post-Cold War era.Wallensteen finds that if peace is to last, three ...

Peter Wallensteen is a pioneer in peace research, having worked in the field since the 1960s, and since 2006 is Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He was a founder of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University and the first holder o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DedicationAcknowledgementsPreface1. Peacebuilding, Victory and Quality Peace1.1 The Challenge of Peace after War1.2 Peacebuilding: A Conceptual History1.3 Victory, World Order and Quality Peace1.4 Perspectives on Peace after War1.5 This BookBox 1.1.Table 1.12. Quality Peace and Contemporary Scholarship2.1 Peace in Post-Cold War Conditions2.2. Post-War Conditions in Contemporary Writing2.3 The Strategic Approach: At War's End2.4 The Systemic Approach: Works by Doyle and Sambanis2.5 Structural Approaches: Civil War as Instability2.6 Lessons from Inter-State Wars2.7 The Post-Cold War Period as World Order2.8 Measurements and IndicatorsTable 2.1Table 2.2Table 2.33. Quality Peace after Civil Wars3.1. Civil War Outcomes3.2 After Civil War: Peacebuilding Strategies3.3 Civil War and International Attention3.4 Drawing General Conclusions3.5 Quality Peace after Civil WarTable 3.14. Quality Peace and State Formation4.1 Outcomes in State Formation Conflicts4.2 Challenges to Peace in State Formation Conflicts4.3 Termination of State Formation Conflicts: An Overview4.4. State Separation and Quality Peace4.5 Autonomy and Quality Peace4.6 Autonomy: Solution v. Step to Separation4.7 Quality Peace in State Formation SolutionsTable 4.15. Quality Peace between States: A Challenge5.1 Inter-State Peacebuilding: A Neglected Field5.2 Quality Peace and the Settlement of Issues5.3 Quality Peace and Security Building5.4 Quality Peace and Dignity5.5 Challenges of Inter-state Quality PeaceTable 5.16. Quality Peace and World Order: Uncharted Terrain6.1 Bringing in World Order6.2 After World War II: The Consolidation of Victory6.3 After the Cold War: A 'New World Order'6.4. World Order and Quality Peace7. International Organizations and Quality Peace7.1 World Order and Global Institutions7.2 Regional Orders and Their Limits7.3 The United Nations in the Post-Cold War Period7.4 International Organizations and the Future of Quality PeaceGraph 7.18. Paths to Quality Peace8.1 Thirteen Conclusions8.2 The Value of Quality PeaceReferencesIndexBox 1.1UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and PeacebuildingTable 1.1 Peacebuilding in Contemporary ScholarshipTable 2.1 Peace Agreements and Types of Conflict 1975-2010Table 2.2 Victory in Armed Conflicts since 1975Table 2.3 Peacebuilding and Incompatibility in Internal Conflicts since 1944Table 3.1 Peacebuilding Missions, War Outcomes and DemocracyTable 4.1 Post-War Situations in State Formation Conflicts, since 1989Table 5.1 Inter-state Armed Conflicts: Outcomes, 1975-2010Graph 7.1 UN Security Council Resolutions, 1946-2013Appendix 3.1 Success in Peacebuilding, Revisiting Doyle and SambanisAppendix 3.2 Case Information for Table 3.1Appendix 3.3 Statistical Information for Table 3.1

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"Carefully distinguishing among post war conditions that result in subsequent violence and war from those that do not, Wallensteen has produced a significant, timely and rich analysis of the possibilities for Quality Peace (which he defines in terms of security, dignity and predictability) inthe aftermath of conflict between states, internal conflicts over government and internal conflicts over state formation and territory. The detailed analyses of cases and data and the detailed principles presented as testable hypotheses in the conclusion make this the foundational analysis for allsubsequent analyses of peaceful (and failed) outcomes." --Michael Stohl, Director, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara