This path-breaking new textbook provides a broad overview of the core concepts, actors and activities involved in building security and justice after conflict, as well as challenges and lessons learned in this field. Drawing attention to the principles which guide – or should guide – this kind of work, as well as using practical examples throughout, the book covers a uniquely wide range of issues in peacebuilding – from transitional justice and disarmament to security sector reform and human rights. It concludes by considering both the regional and more far-reaching impacts of conflict, including such global phenomena as terrorism, piracy and organised crime.
With a decade of experience working in post-conflict zones for the UN and other organisations, and a further ten years in academia and as a consultant for various international organisations, the author’s unparalleled expertise on the topic and her accessible writing style make this book the essential guide to postgraduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on peace and conflict studies. The text is also important supplemental reading for those studying war, peace, development, security or IR in a wider context and for practitioners and policy-makers in the field of peacebuilding.
- An extremely broad-ranging introduction to post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding.
- Provides a comprehensive overview of the core actors, activities and challenges faced in building security and justice after conflict, and how those challenges can be addressed.
- A practical emphasis that will show students how academic research relates to real-world application.
- Incorporates the social justice agenda in conflict studies, covering topics such as gender, human rights and non-state actors.
- Written by an author with wide experience in academia as well as over a decade working in post-conflict environments for the UN and other organizations.
2. Causes of Conflict and Conflict Prevention
3. Building a Safe and Secure Environment
4. Promoting the Rule of Law
5. Transitional Justice
6. Mine Action and the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
7. Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR)
8. Security Sector Reform (SSR)
9. Human Rights, Security and Justice
10. Gender, Security and Justice
11. Countering Transnational Security Threats: Terrorism, Piracy and Organised Crime
12. Conclusion: Understanding and Addressing the Challenges of Building Security and Justice after Conflict.
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