David Backer
Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Paul Huth
Paradigm Publishers
Publish Year

Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides cutting-edge data and analysis concerning domestic and international conflicts and corresponding peacebuilding activities.


Regular features of the book include chapters that forecast the future risks of political and social instability, as well as report trends and patterns in conflict, democratization, and terrorism.


The special theme of the 2014 edition is the trend toward focusing on the micro level in the study of conflict and peacebuilding. Chapters addressing this theme examine the finely grained relationships observed below the level of nation-states, with attention to key topics such as ethnicity, climate, foreign aid, sexual violence, mass atrocities, and humanitarian and reconstruction responses.


Peace and Conflict is a large-format, full-color resource with numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual and summary presentation of information. Crisp narratives are highlighted with pull-quote extracts emphasizing major findings.



Peace and Conflict 2014




Chapter 1

Introduction to Peace and Conflict 2014

David A. Backer, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, and Paul K. Huth


Regular Features


Chapter 2

The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks

David A. Backer and Paul K. Huth


Chapter 3

Global Trends in Armed Conflict: 1946-2012

David A. Backer and Paul K. Huth


Chapter 4

Global Trends in Democratization: Leadership Transitions and Systemic Change

Erica Frantz


Chapter 5

Global Trends in Terrorism, 1970-2011

Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan


Special Theme--Disaggregation and the MicroDynamics of Conflict and Peacebuilding



David A. Backer


Chapter 6

Disaggregating Conflict by Actors, Time, and Location

Karsten Donnay, Elena Gadjanova, and Ravi Bhavnani


Chapter 7

The Political Geography of Climate Vulnerability, Conflict, and Aid in Africa

Joshua W. Busby, Clionadh Raleigh, and Idean Salehyan


Chapter 8

Exploring Inequality and Ethnic Conflict: EPR-ETH and GROWup

Lars-Erik Cederman, Luc Girardin, and Julian Wucherpfennig


Chapter 9

Describing and Understanding Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: The Role of Disaggregation

Amelia Hoover Green


Chapter 10

Localizing Peace, Reconstruction, and the Effects of Mass Violence

Patrick Vinck and Phuong N. Pham


Chapter 11

Crowdsourcing to Map Conflict, Crises, and Humanitarian Responses

Patrick Meier


Additional Resources


Chapter 12

Profiles of Active Armed Conflicts

Jonathan Wilkenfeld



Peace and Conflict Editorial Advisory Board


About the Authors

About the Contributors

About the Center for International Development and Conflict Management 


Backer, D. A., Wilkenfeld, J., & Huth, P. K. (2014). Peace and conflict 2014. Paradigm.