Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding by Roger Mac GintyRoutledge Handbook of Peacebuilding by Roger Mac Ginty

Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding

EditorRoger Mac Ginty

Hardcover | July 3, 2013

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This new Routledge Handbook offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the meanings and uses of the term 'peacebuilding', and presents cutting-edge debates on the practices conducted in the name of peacebuilding.

The term 'peacebuilding' has had remarkable staying power. Other terms, such as 'conflict resolution' have waned in popularity, while the acceptance and use of the term 'peacebuilding' has grown to the extent that it is the hegemonic and over-arching term for many forms of mediation, reconciliation and strategies to induce peace. Despite this, however, it is rarely defined and often used to mean different things to different audiences.

Routledge Handbook of Peacebuildingaims to be a one-stop comprehensive resource on the literature and practices of contemporary peacebuilding. The book is organised into six key sections:

  • Section 1: Reading peacebuilding
  • Section 2: Approaches and cross-cutting themes
  • Section 3: Disciplinary approaches to peacebuilding
  • Section 4: Violence and security
  • Section 5: Everyday living and peacebuilding
  • Section 6: The infrastructure of peacebuilding

This new Handbook will be essential reading for students of peacebuilding, mediation and post-conflict reconstruction, and of great interest to students of statebuilding, intervention, civil wars, conflict resolution, war and conflict studies and IR in general.

Roger Mac Gintyis Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He edits the journalPeacebuildingand his latest book wasInternational Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace.
Title:Routledge Handbook of PeacebuildingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.15 inPublished:July 3, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415690196

ISBN - 13:9780415690195


Table of Contents

Introduction,Roger Mac Ginty Section 1: Reading Peacebuilding  1. Problem-Solving and Critical Paradigms,Michael Pugh  2. The Evolution of Peacebuilding,Stephen Ryan  3. The Limits of Peacebuilding Theory,Gerald Steinberg Section 2: Approaches and Cross-Cutting Themes 4.Gender,Maria O'Reilly  5. Religion and Peacebuilding,Mohammed Abu-Nimer  6. Reconciliation,Emma Hutchison and Roland Bleiker  7. The Politics of Memory and Peacebuilding,Marc Howard Ross Section 3: Disciplinary Approaches to Peacebuilding 8. International Relations Theory and Peacebuilding,Dominik Zaum  9. Social Psychology and Peacebuilding,Shelley McKeown  10. Social Anthropology and Peacebuilding,Anne M. Brown  11. Economists and Peacebuilding,Jurgen Brauer and Raul Caruso  12. Sociology and Peacebuilding,John Brewer  13. History and Peacebuilding,Anthony Oberschall  14. Quantitative Approaches,Patrick M. Regan Section 4: Violence and Security 15. The Securitisation of Peacebuilding,Necla Tschergi  16. Security Sector Reform,Mark Sedra  17. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration,Alpaslan 'erdem  18. Zones of Peace,Landon E. Hancock  19. Peacebuilding, Law and Human Rights,Christine Bell Section 5: Everyday Living and Peacebuilding 20. Employment and Household Welfare,Patr'a Justino and Ricardo Santos  21. Organic versus Strategic Approaches to Peacebuilding,Sherrill Stroschein  22. Education and Learning,Patricia A. Maulden  23. Youth,Siobhan McEvoy-Levy Section 6: The Infrastructure of Peacebuilding 24. The International Architecture of Peacebuilding,Edward Newman  25. The Political Economy of Peacebuilding and International Aid,Susan L. Woodward  26. Statebuilding,Susanna Campbell and Jenny H Peterson  27. Civil Society,Thania Paffenholz  28. Indigenous Approaches to Peacebuilding,Anthony Wanis-St. John  29. Urban Planning and Policy,Scott A. Bollens  Conclusion,Roger Mac Ginty

Editorial Reviews

¿¿the volume provides an important introduction to the field¿. For more informed researchers, the handbook will be a useful reference to some of the key concepts and debates as well as a potent reminder that peacebuilding is and will remain an interdisciplinary research field.¿--Mateja Peter, International Peacekeeping