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Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
Selections From CQ Researcher

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October 2010 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc


Do nation-states have a "Responsibility to Protect"? Can countries heal after atrocities? Who should clean up after conflicts end? These questions—and many more—are at the heart of peace and conflict studies. This collection aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues. It is intended to be a supplement for courses in peace and conflict studies that are offered in departments of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and across all social science disciplines.

About CQ Researcher Readers
In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

  • A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question
  • A detailed chronology of key dates and events
  • An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources
  • An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from
  • Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years
  • Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Annotated Contents
Lee Michael Katz
1. World Peacekeeping: Do nation-states have a “Responsibility to Protect?"
Brian Beary
2. Separatist Movements: Should nations have a right to self-determination?
Jennifer Weeks
3. Nuclear Disarmament: Will President Obama's efforts make the U.S. safer?
Roland Flamini
4. Future of NATO: Is the transatlantic alliance obsolete?
Sarah Glazer
5. Anti-Semitism in Europe: Are Israel's policies spurring a new wave of hate crimes?
Karen Foerstel
6. Crisis in Darfur: Is there any hope for peace?
Robert Kiener
7. Crisis in Pakistan: Can the fragile democracy survive?
Irwin Arieff
8. Middle East Peace Prospects: Is there any hope for long-term peace?
Jason McLure
9. The Troubled Horn of Africa: Can the war-torn region be stabilized?
Roland Flamini
10. U.S.-China Relations: Is a future confrontation looming?
John Felton
11. Aiding Refugees: Should the UN help more displaced people?
Jina Moore
12. Truth Commissions: Can countries heal after atrocities?
Robert Kiener
13. Dangerous War Debris: Who should clean up after conflicts end?
Kenneth Jost
14. Prosecuting Terrorists: Should suspected terrorists be given military or civil trials?
Peter Katel
15. Caring for Veterans: Does the VA adequately serve wounded vets?
Alan Greenblatt
16. Attacking Piracy: Can the growing global threat be stopped?
Barbara Mantel
17. Terrorism and the Internet: Should Web sites that promote terrorism be shut down?
Reed Karaim
18. Climate Change: Will the Copenhagen Accord slow global warming?
Jina Moore
19. Confronting Rape as a War Crime: Will a new U.N. campaign have any impact?

A comprehensive collection of interesting and accessible articles, written and presented in a way that inspires discussion and debate.

Miss Lisa Staniforth
Department of Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University
February 9, 2016

This is an excellent collection of reports on current and relative issues. This is an excellent source for undergraduate students studying any form of international relations modules. There is real indepth analysis and assessment of the issues discussed.

Miss Laura Firth
Public Services, Runshaw College
August 10, 2011

Interesting book with good research but cannot serve as a textbook. It might be added to the required reading list at a later stage if it complements the core textbook that i still need to find.

Dr Ludwig Gelot
Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
January 27, 2011

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