Peace and Conflict 2008

Book cover -- Peace and Conflict 2008Peace and Conflict 2008
Paradigm Publishers
© 2007
ISBN: 1594514003
144 pages
edited 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. Peace and Conflict 2008 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.
The data and analysis presented in Peace and Conflict 2008 focus on the special theme of "Challenges to the Stability of States."
Key features include:the Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger, a ranking of the status and progress of 160 countries based on their forecasted risk of future instabilitya global survey of all international and domestic terror events since 1970large format, full-color graphs, tables, maps, and appendices throughout
Supplementary materials and a suite of data analysis tools appropriate for students and policy analysts can be found at the Peace and Conflict 2008 companion Web site.
Peace and Conflict 2008
Chapter 1
Tedd 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, 1946-2005
J. Joseph Hewitt
Chapter 4
Trends in Democratization: A Focus on Instability in Anocracies
Amy Pate
Chapter 5
Self-Determination Movements and Their Outcomes
David Quinn
Challenges to the Stability of States
Chapter 6
Global Terrorism and Failed States
Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, and Susan Fahey
Chapter 7
Ethnopolitical Violence and Terrorism in the Middle East
Victor Asal, Carter Johnson, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Chapter 8
Unstable States and International Crises
Jonathan Wilkenfeld
Chapter 9
Mass Killing of Civilians in Time of War, 1945-2000
Paul Huth and Benjamin Valentino
Chapter 10
International Peacekeeping: The UN versus Regional Organizations
Peter Wallensteen and Birger Heldt
In Focus
Chapter 11
Unpacking Global Trends in Violent Conflict, 1946-2005
J. Joseph Hewitt
Appendix—Major Armed Conflicts
Editorial Board and Authors
About the Contributors
Hewitt, J. J., Wilkenfeld, J., & Gurr, T. R. (2008). Peace and conflict 2008. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.