The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace

  • Oliver P. Richmond
  • Sandra Pogodda
  • Jasmin Ramović

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda, Jasmin Ramović
      Pages 1-17
  3. Disciplinary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. John Gittings
      Pages 21-31
    3. Nicholas Rengger
      Pages 45-56
    4. Oliver P. Richmond
      Pages 57-68
    5. Geneviève Souillac, Douglas P. Fry
      Pages 69-81
    6. Nilanjana Premaratna, Roland Bleiker
      Pages 82-94
    7. Nicos Trimikliniotis
      Pages 95-109
    8. Nick Megoran, Fiona McConnell, Philippa Williams
      Pages 123-138
    9. Caroline Hughes
      Pages 139-153
    10. Annika Björkdahl, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic
      Pages 181-192
    11. Bennett Collins, Alison Watson
      Pages 206-219
    12. Shelley McKeown Jones, Daniel J. Christie
      Pages 220-232
    13. Jenny H. Peterson
      Pages 233-246
    14. Morgan Brigg, Polly O. Walker
      Pages 259-271
  4. Regional Perspectives

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 489-568

About this book


In this handbook, a diverse range of leading scholars consider the social, cultural, economic, political, and developmental underpinnings of peace. This handbook is a much-needed response to the failures of contemporary peacebuilding missions and narrow disciplinary debates, both of which have outlined the need for more interdisciplinary work in International Relations and Peace and Conflict studies. Scholars, students, and policymakers are often disillusioned with universalist and northern-dominated approaches, and a better understanding of the variations of peace and its building blocks, across different regions, is required. Collectively, these chapters promote a more differentiated notion of peace, employing comparative analysis to explain how peace is debated and contested.


conflict conflict studies Critical Security Studies Europe gender Governance hegemony international relations Peace peace and conflict Peace studies Peacebuilding Philosophy of Peace revolution violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver P. Richmond
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sandra Pogodda
    • 1
  • Jasmin Ramović
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Kyung Hee UniversityKorea
  3. 3.University of TromsoNorway

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