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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 intercountry war. A major trend it tracks is the incidence of wars beyond the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


For 2010, Peace and Conflict adds a new regular feature—"Trends in Global Terrorism"—and focuses on the theme of "Challenges of Post-Conflict Transitions." It covers special topics including women and post-conflict settings, and truth commissions and tribunals.


Peace and Conflict is a large format, full-color 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.


2010 Executive Summary Adobe PDF file



Peace and Conflict 2010




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, 1946-2007

J. Joseph Hewitt


Chapter 4

Trends in Democratization

Amy Pate


Chapter 5

Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes

Monica Duffy Toft and Steve Saideman


Chapter 6

Trends in Global Terrorism

Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan and Kim Cragin


The Challenges of Post-Conflict Transitions


Chapter 7

State Failure and Conflict Recurrence

Anke Hoeffler


Chapter 8

Democratization and Post-Conflict Transitions

Havard Hegre and Hanne Fjelde


Chapter 9

Women and Post-Conflict Settings

Mary Caprioli, Valerie Hudson and Rebecca Nielsen


Chapter 10

The Impact of Tribunals and Truth Commissions on Post-Conflict Peace Building

James Meernik, Rosa Aloisi, Marsha Sowell and Angela Nichols


Chapter 11


J. Joseph Hewitt


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. (2010). Peace and conflict 2010. College Park, MD: Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland.