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Description - Peacebuilding by Dennis J.D. Sandole

Preventing violent conflicts and establishing comprehensive lasting peace in some of the world s most turbulent regions has become the new global imperative. But to be effective, peacebuilding must be a multilateral, not a unilateral process. Even for the world s sole surviving superpower, promoting and sustaining durable peace requires communication, co-ordination, co-operation, and collaboration between local, national and international actors, nongovernmental as well as governmental. In this book, Dennis Sandole explores the theory and practice of peacebuilding, discussing the differences and similarities between core aspects of peace processes, namely violent conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict settlement; conflict resolution and conflict transformation. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the student reader, the volume distinguishes between proactive and reactive peacebuilding as strategies to pre-empt or otherwise respond to global problems, such as identity conflicts, failing/failed states, terrorism, pandemics, poverty, forced migrations, climate change, ecological degradation, and their combined effects. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745641652
ISBN-10: 0745641652
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dennis J.D. Sandole

Dennis J. D. Sandole is Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

Books By Dennis J.D. Sandole

Peace Building by Dennis J.D. Sandole
Paperback, January 2011
Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution by Dennis J.D. Sandole
Paperback, October 2010
Capturing the Complexity of Conflict by Dennis J.D. Sandole
Paperback, August 1999