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Emergent Conflict and Peaceful Change


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hugh Miall
    Pages 1-18
  3. Hugh Miall
    Pages 19-65
  4. Hugh Miall
    Pages 85-94
  5. Hugh Miall
    Pages 95-120
  6. Hugh Miall
    Pages 121-145
  7. Hugh Miall
    Pages 146-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 175-206

About this book


Hugh Miall draws upon conflict theory, case studies of averted conflict and a survey of the preventors of war since 1945 to explore how some conflict can be avoided at times of great social or political change. He also looks ahead to discuss the prevention of emerging global conflicts, focusing on climate change.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of KentUK

About the authors

HUGH MIALL is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre at the University of Kent, UK.

Bibliographic information


'Emergent Conflict and Peaceful Change comes at a critical time in peace and conflict studies. Recent decades have offered up unprecedented numbers of peace agreements, yet we still face profound questions about how to fully understand the sustainability of constructive change toward a more lasting just peace. Miall's writing explores the evolution of our progress and shortcomings in concise detail and offers practical ways forward. This book stands as an important landmark and should be on the shelves of peace scholars, practitioners and policy makers.' - John Paul Lederach, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, USA

'The book is interesting not only because it attempts to break new ground in theorizing about social change, conflict and violence. It also summarizes well a great amount of theoretical and empirical conflict research.' - Helge Holtermann, Journal of Peace Research

'...useful reading not only for established academics but also for postgraduates or advanced undergraduates planning dissertations focusing on emergent conflict.' - Laurence Cooley, Political Studies Review