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Joseph Hewitt
Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Ted Robert Gurr
Paradigm Publishers
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Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and documents trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged inter-country war. A major trend it tracks is the incidence of wars beyond the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


For 2012, Peace & Conflict focuses on the theme of policy guidance for preventing conflict. It covers special topics with original contributions that focus on mediation, economic recovery, and the impact of elections.


Peace and Conflict is a large format reference including numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual presentation of data. Crisp narratives are highlighted with pull-quote extracts that summarize trends and major findings such as the continuing increase in high casualty terrorist acts and the likelihood of genocide risk in certain areas.


Peace and Conflict 2012 Executive Summary Adobe PDF file



Peace and Conflict 2012




Chapter 1


Ted Robert Gurr, J. Joseph Hewitt, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld


Regular Features


Chapter 2

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

J. Joseph Hewitt


Chapter 3

Trends in Global Conflict, 1946-2009

J. Joseph Hewitt


Chapter 4

Trends in Democratization: Unpacking Anocracies

Erica Frantz


Chapter 5

Trends in Global Terrorism, 1970-2008

Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan


Chapter 6

Assessing Risks of Genocide and Politicide: A Global Watch List for 2012

Barbara Harff


Preventing Armed Violence: From Peacemaking to Conflict Recovery


From Peacemaking to Conflict Recovery: An Introduction

Birger Heldt, Guest Editor


Chapter 7

Trends in Civil War Mediation

Karl DeRouen Jr. and Jacob Bercovitch


Chapter 8

Civil War Peacemaking

Scott Sigmund Gartner


Chapter 9

Delivering Peace: Options for Mediators in African Intrastate Crises

Pelin Eralp, David Quinn, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld


Chapter 10

War and Economic Growth

Vally Koubi


Chapter 11

Conflict, Elections, and International Pressure

Susan D. Hyde


Appendix—Major Armed Conflicts


Peace and Conflict Editorial Advisory Board


About the Authors

About the Contributors

About the Center for International Development and Conflict Management


Hewitt, J. J., Wilkenfeld, J., Gurr, T. R., & Heldt, B. (2012). Peace and conflict 2012. College Park, MD: Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland.