Academic Books by CIDCM Faculty

 

 Barriers to Peace in Civil War

Barriers to Peace in Civil Wars
by David Cunningham
 
Argues that conflicts that involve more actors who can block agreement (veto players) last longer than those with fewer such actors. 
 
 
 
 
 
Book cover -- Crime-Terror Alliances and the StateCrime-Terror Alliances and the State
by Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva and Ted Robert Gurr
 
This book examines the trans-border connections between militant and criminal networks and the relationship between these and the states in which they operate.
 
 
 
 
 Ethnicity and Electoral PoliticsEthnicity and Electoral Politics
by Jóhanna Birnir
 
What distinguishes peaceful plural democracies from violent ones and what distinguishes violent ethnic groups from peaceful ones within the same democracy?
 
 
 
 
 Inside the Politics of Self-DeterminationInside the Politics of Self-Determination
by Kathleen Cunningham
 
Using new data on the internal structure of all self-determination (SD) groups and their states, the author shows that states with some, but not too many, internal divisions are best able to accommodate SD groups and avoid civil war.
 
 
 
 
 International Negotiation in a Complex World, Fourth EditionInternational Negotiation in a Complex World, Fourth Edition
by Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Mark A. Boyer, Brigid Starkey
 
This hands-on text provides an essential introduction to the high-stakes realm of international negotiation, exploring the impact of complex multilateralism on traditional negotiation concepts such as bargaining, issue salience, and strategic choice. 
 
 
 
 
Book cover --  Into the Desert
Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War
by Shibley Telhami, Jeffrey Engel 
 
Presents a definitive portrait of the the first Gulf War, placing it in a broader historical context and showing how it influenced the second Gulf War.
 
 
 
 
 
 Myth and Reality in International PoliticsMyth and Reality in International Politics
by Jonathan Wilkenfeld 
 
Despite undeniable progress, the world faces a number of seemingly intractable challenges to the welfare of both states and individuals.  This volume offers a blueprint for moving forward.
 
 
 
 
Book cover -- Networks in ContentionNetworks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change
by Jennifer Hadden
 
Examines how the interactions between different organizations within the international climate change movement shape strategic decisions and the kinds of outcomes organizations are able to achieve.
 
 
 
 
 Peace and Conflict 2016Peace and Conflict 2016
by David Backer, Ravi Bhavani, Paul Huth
 
An authoritative source of information on violent conflicts and peacebuilding processes around the world, Peace and Conflict is a annual publication of the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).
 
 
 Peace and Conflict 2014Peace and Conflict 2014
by David Backer, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Paul Huth 
 
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.
 
 
 
 Peace and Conflict 2012Peace and Conflict 2012
by Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Ted Robert Gurr 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 Peace and Conflict 2010Peace and Conflict 2010
by Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Ted Robert Gurr
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 Peace and Conflict 2008Peace and Conflict 2008
by Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Ted Robert Gurr
 
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 interstate war.
 
 
 
 
Report cover -- Peace and Conflict 2005Peace and Conflict 2005
by Monty G. Marshall, Ted Robert Gurr
 
This full-color, 100-page global report details major trends in armed conflict, self-determination movements, and democracy through the contemporary era, 1946-2004, and provides a "conflict ledger" assessing each country's "peace-building capacity" in early 2005.
 
 
 
Report cover -- Peace and Conflict 2003Peace and Conflict 2003
by Monty G. Marshall, Ted Robert Gurr
 
This full-color, 72-page global report details major trends in armed conflict, self-determination movements, and democracy through the contemporary era, 1946-2002, and provides a "conflict ledger" assessing each country's "peace-building capacity" in 2003.
 
 
 
Report cover -- Peace and Conflict 2001Peace and Conflict 2001
by Ted Robert Gurr, Monty G. Marshall, Deepa Khosla
 
This full-color, 40-page "global report card" details major trends in armed conflict, self-determination movements, and democracy through the contemporary era,1946-2000, and provides a "conflict ledger" assessing each country's "peace-building capacity" at the turn of the new millennium.
 
 
 
Book cover -- Political Rebellion
Political Rebellion: Causes, Outcomes and Alternatives
by Ted Robert Gurr
 
This volume comprises key essays by Ted Robert Gurr on the causes and consequences of organized political protest and rebellion, its outcomes and strategies for conflict management.
 
 
 
 
 The Contemporary Middle EastThe Contemporary Middle East
by Shibley Telhami, Karl Yambert
 
The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region's most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors, with a special contribution from Shibley Telhami.
 
 
 
 
 The Peace PuzzleThe Peace Puzzle
by Shibley Telhami, Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel
 
An objective account of the role of the United States in attempting to achieve a lasting Arab-Israeli peace, this book is informed by the authors' access to key individuals and official archives.
 
 
 
 
Book cover -- The Literary Heritage of the Arabs
The Literary Heritage of the Arabs
by Suheil Bushrui, James M. Malarkey 
 
The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives.
 
 
 
 
 The World Through Arab EyesThe World Through Arab Eyes
by Shibley Telhami 
 
Shibley Telhami draws upon a decade's worth of original polling data, probing the depths of the Arab psyche to analyze the driving forces and emotions of the Arab uprisings and the next phase of Arab politics.
 
 
 
 
Book cover -- The World's Favourite Love Poems
The World's Favourite Love Poems
by Suheil Bushrui 
 
An unusually varied collection of the world's favourite love poetry from around the globe and down through the ages, containing nearly 200 works from writers including Goethe, Shakespeare, Ibn Arabi, and Rumi, as well as poetry from the indigenous peoples of Africa, Australasia, and the Americas.
 
 
 
Book Cover -- Why Men Rebel
Why Men Rebel
by Ted Robert Gurr
 
Forty years after it was first published, Ted Robert Gurr reintroduces us to his landmark work. Why Men Rebel remains highly relevant to today's violent and unstable world with its holistic, people-based understanding of the causes of political protest and rebellion.