Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies : Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy

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Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, edited by Thomas Matyok, Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne, discusses critical issues in the emerging field of Peace and Conflict Studies, and suggests a framework for the future development of the field and the education of its practitioners and academics. Contributors to the book are recognized scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. The authors take an holistic approach to the study, analysis, and resolution of conflict at the micro, meso, macro, and mega levels.
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  • Hardback | 446 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 816.46g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739149601
  • 9780739149607
  • 1,848,533

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Dedication and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Biographies of Contributors Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Designing a Way Forward Part 5 Part One: Theory Chapter 6 Chapter One: Peace and Conflict Studies as Political Activity Chapter 7 Chapter Two: When the Killing Begins: An Epistemic Inquiry into Violent Human Conflict, Contested Truths and Multiplex Methodology Chapter 8 Chapter Three: Post-Intervention Stability of Civil War States Chapter 9 Chapter Four: The Social Cube Analytical Model and Protracted Ethnoterritorial Conflicts Chapter 10 Chapter Five: Ethnic Genocide, Trauma, Healing, and Recovery: The Case of Identity Ruptures and Restoration amongst Bosnian Refugees Chapter 11 Chapter Six: Disability and Conflict: Untold Stories from the North of Ireland Chapter 12 Chapter Seven: Emancipatory Peacebuilding: Critical Responses to (Neo)Liberal Trends Part 13 Part Two: Practice Chapter 14 Chapter Eight: Ripeness, Readiness, and Grief in Conflict Analysis Chapter 15 Chapter Nine: Children, Youth, and Peacebuilding Chapter 16 Chapter Ten: Developing Refugee Peacebuilding Capacity: Women in Exile on the Thai/Burmese Border Chapter 17 Chapter Eleven: Relationships with Human and Non-Human Species and How They Apply towards Peace Building and Leadership in Indigenous Societies Chapter 18 Chapter Twelve: Why on Earth? Junctures between Peace and the Environment Chapter 19 Chapter Thirteen: Indigenous Processes of Conflict Resolution: Neglected Methods of Peacemaking by the New Field of Conflict Resolution Chapter 20 Chapter Fourteen: "The Problem from Hell": Examining the Role of Peace and Conflict Studies for Genocide Intervention and Prevention Part 21 Part Three: Pedagogy Chapter 22 Chapter Fifteen: Peace and Conflict Studies: Reclaiming our Roots and Designing Our Way Forward Chapter 23 Chapter Sixteen: Narrative in the Teaching and Practice of Conflict Analysis, Transformation, and Peacebuilding Chapter 24 Chapter Seventeen: Community Engagement in Peace and Conflict Studies: Connecting and Advancing Pedagogy, Research, and Practice Chapter 25 Chapter Eighteen: Religion and Peace and Conflict Studies Chapter 26 Chapter Nineteen: Milestones on a Journey in Peace and Conflict Studies Part 27 Conclusions Chapter 28 Chapter Twenty: Where Do We Go From Here? Chapter 29 Index
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The ongoing great expansion and diffusion of peace and conflict studies and its applications raises numerous contested issues. This rare book, including many new and diverse contributors, illuminates several of these issues, which pertain to the evolving theory, practice, and pedagogy of peace and conflict studies. The result is an important and stimulating book that disserves a wide readership and much discussion. -- Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University Thanks to Matyok, Senehi, and Byrne, for giving us a book that challenges and enhances the Western scientific discourses that have begun to dominate the field. By making visible the kinds of violence suffered by those at the margins of society, in their refusal to over-simplify the challenges of violent conflict, by giving voice and visibility to those who work for peace in unexpected places and in unexpected ways, they make an important contribution to the field. This is knowledge that must inform our practice and our pedagogy if we are to meet the challenges of twenty-first century peacemaking. -- Celia Cook-Huffman, Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Juniata College
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About Sean Byrne

Thomas Matyok is assistant professor in the Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jessica Senehi is assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at the University of Manitoba. Sean Byrne is professor and founding director of the Doctoral and Master's Program in Peace & Conflict Studies at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba.
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