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Contemporary Peacemaking

Conflict, Peace Processes and Post-war Reconstruction

  • John Darby
  • Roger Mac Ginty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction:What Peace?What Process?

    1. John Darby, Roger Mac Ginty
      Pages 1-8
  3. Preparing for Peace:An Introduction

  4. Negotiations:An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Adrian Guelke
      Pages 63-77
    3. Christopher Mitchell
      Pages 94-104
    4. Antonia Potter
      Pages 105-119
  5. Violence and Peace Processes:An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Stephen John Stedman
      Pages 147-158
    3. Marie-Joëlle Zahar
      Pages 159-177
  6. Peace Accords:An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193

About this book


Contemporary Peacemaking draws on recent experience to identify and explore the essential components of peace processes. The book is organized around five key themes in peacemaking: planning for peace; negotiations; violence on peace processes; peace accords; and peace accord implementation and post-war reconstruction. 


Civil War conflict human rights Peace peace negotiations Peace Process Peacebuilding peacemaking violence

Editors and affiliations

  • John Darby
    • 1
  • Roger Mac Ginty
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Notre DameUSA
  2. 2.Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkUK

About the editors

CYNTHIA J. ARNSON Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA DINORAH AZPURU Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Wichita State University, USA CHRISTINE BELL Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster CHARLES T. CALL Assistant Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, USA VIRGINIA GAMBA Director of Safer Africa, South Africa YASH GHAI Head of the Constitution Advisory Support Unit, UNDP, Kathmandu, Nepal ADRIAN GUELKE Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, Queen's University, Belfast PRISCILLA HAYNER Co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice and Director of its Geneva office and Peace and Justice Program, Switzerland KAREN JACOBSEN Associate Professor, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, USA JOHN PAUL LEDERACH Professor of International Peacebuilding, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA JOHN LOUGHLIN Professor of European Politics, Cardiff University, Wales CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL Emeritus Professor of Conflict Research, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Virginia, USA CAROLYN NORDSTROM Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA ABDALMONIM OSMAN Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, USA ANTONIA POTTER Project Manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, Switzerland BENJAMIN REILLY Director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions, Australian National University, Australia OLIVER RICHMOND Professor, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland TIMOTHY D. SISK Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA WILLIAM D. STANLEY Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico, USA STEPHEN JOHN STEDMAN Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, USA PIERRE DU TOIT Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa GADI WOLFSFELD Professor, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel CRAWFORD YOUNG Rupert Emerson and H. Edwin Young Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA HELEN YOUNG Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy, Tufts University, USA MARIE-JOELLE ZAHAR Associate Professor of Political Science, Université de Montréal, Canada I. WILLIAM ZARTMAN Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution and Director of the Conflict Management Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA 

Bibliographic information


'The editors have assembled a very strong list of contributors, as well as established thinkers and scholars producing innovative theoretical work and field research at the cutting edge of what is an expanding field of study...The quality of writing and accessibility, as well as the excellent way the material is organized, suggests that it will command an interest among undergraduates in international relations, politics and the growing peace studies branches of social sciences.' - Tom Gallagher, Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace, University of Bradford

'This book has the makings of a landmark survey of the 'state of the art' in conflict settlement...It has the potential for becoming the leading text in its field.' -

Hugh Miall, Director of the Richardson Institute and Lecturer in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Lancaster University

' excellent and easily accessible overview of the state of the art in this growing field of research on intrastate conflict resolution. It is therefore highly recommended.' - Mimmi Soderberg, Journal of Peace Research