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Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory and World Order (Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding)


Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory and World Order (Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding)

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    Peter Wallensteen(Author)
In Quality Peace, leading peace researcher Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts. The book uses statistical analysis to compare two war outcomes-negotiated settlement and victory- in the post-Cold War era. Wallensteen finds that if peace is to last, three conditions must be met: a losing party must retain its dignity; security and the rule of law must be ensured for all; and the time horizon for the settlement must be long enough to ensure a sense of normalcy.

Wallensteen breaks down the components of all of these conditions and applies them to interstate conflicts, civil wars in which rebels are aiming to take over the entire state, and separatist rebellions.He also delves into the issue of world order and the significance of major power relations for local peace efforts.Thus, the work provides a remarkable understanding of how different types of war outcomes deal with post-war conditions.

Sharply argued and comprehensive, Quality Peace will invigorate peace research and stimulate peace practice, becoming an authoritative work in the field.

"Carefully distinguishing among post war conditions that result in subsequent violence and war from those that do not, Wallensteen has produced a significant, timely and rich analysis of the possibilities for Quality Peace (which he defines in terms of security, dignity and predictability) in the aftermath of conflict between states, internal conflicts over government and internal conflicts over state formation and territory.The detailed analyses of cases and data and the detailed principles presented as testable hypotheses in the conclusion make this the foundational analysis for all subsequent analyses of peaceful (and failed) outcomes. " -Michael Stohl, Director, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa BarbaraThis book contains impressive statistical data, sometimes used to revise the findings of previous scholarly work; deep exploration of diverse case studies; and impressive lists of notes and references. It is an excellent reference work for all scholars or students of international relations, peace, and conflict. (Mabel González Bustelo, Global Policy Journal)

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  • PDF | 268 pages
  • Peter Wallensteen(Author)
  • Oxford University Press (6 Oct. 2015)
  • English
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  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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