Drawing on a wide range of conflicts such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, East Timor, Haiti, South Africa and Macedonia, the book debates the 'lessons learned' from past experiences of reactive as well as proactive peacebuilding, plus the challenges which lie ahead for those striving to bring about sustainable peace, security and stability to war-torn or otherwise fragile regions of the globe.
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- Paperback | 260 pages
- 149 x 209 x 20mm | 372g
- 01 Mar 2011
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1, black & white illustrations
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In this book, Dennis Sandole explores the theory and practice ofpeacebuilding, discussing the differences and similarities betweencore aspects of peace processes, namely violent conflictprevention; conflict management; conflict settlement; conflictresolution and conflict transformation. Assuming no prior knowledgeon the part of the student reader, the volume distinguishes betweenproactive and reactive peacebuilding as strategies to pre-empt orotherwise respond to global problems, such as identity conflicts, failing/failed states, terrorism, pandemics, poverty, forcedmigrations, climate change, ecological degradation, and theircombined effects. Drawing on a wide range of conflicts such asBosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, East Timor, Haiti, South Africa andMacedonia, the book debates the 'lessons learned' frompast experiences of reactive as well as proactive peacebuilding, plus the challenges which lie ahead for those striving to bringabout sustainable peace, security and stability to war-torn orotherwise fragile regions of the globe.
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"One can think of only a few works timelier than Sandole s Peacebuilding . This book is a must read for students of the IR and conflict resolution as well as practitioners in the field."
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
"A very informative little book which will serve its purpose as a short textbook very well. "
Medicine, Conflict and Survival
"Sandole rightly shows why and how the international community must implement long-term, holistic peacebuilding plans to successfully build robust and sustainable peace in areas threatened or torn apart by war and conflict. An outstanding and innovative book."
Henryk J. Sokalski, Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
"The path to peace is long, convoluted and challenging, but this essential volume helps light the way."
Charles F. Dambach, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
"Highly readable and insightful, Sandole s critique of the war on terror alone is worth the price of the book."
Dean G. Pruitt, Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo: The State University of New York
"An indispensable resource for both practitioners and scholars seeking to understand how wars end and how to create and maintain the conditions for peace and stability."
Clare Lockhart, Director, Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), Washington, DC
About Dennis J.D. Sandole