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The Difficult Task of Peace

Crisis, Fragility and Conflict in an Uncertain World

Editors: Rojas-Aravena, Francisco (Ed.)

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  • Examines some of the topics in the field of peace and conflict studies in the second decade of the twenty-first century
  • Provides scholars and public diverse academic views from experienced faculty of the University for Peace
  • Includes analysis on Africa, the European Union, China, and Latin America among others
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About this book

This book provides a holistic view on the topics of peace and conflict, peace education, international relations and regional studies during the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century. It collects the studies, experience and analysis of faculty members of the University for Peace presented in three sections: regional and institutional outlook, and common challenges and interventions. Some of the topics in this book include the complex concept of peace; governance and security in Africa; peace and conflict in the Middle East; maritime security conflicts in South China Sea, the European Union in a multipolar world, religious fundamentalism and violent extremism; food security, climate change; and participatory action research in the culture of peace. Scholars, capacity building trainers, policy makers, politicians, lawyers, and individuals interested in international affairs among others might find in this book a diverse academic source for further analysis in their respective fields.

About the authors

Francisco Rojas-Aravena is Rector of the University for Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica, and former Secretary-General of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). He is a member of Editorial Councils of several professional journals, including Foreign Affairs Latin America (Mexico),  Pensamiento Iberoamericano (Spain) and Ciencia Política (Colombia).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Hazardous and Erratic Times—Greater and Deeper Conflicts

    Pages 3-13

    Rojas Aravena, Francisco

  • The Complex Concept of Peace in an Uncertain World

    Pages 15-34

    Blasco, Fernando

  • Peace, Governance and Security in Africa: Getting It Right

    Pages 37-57

    Ewusi, Samuel Kale (et al.)

  • Prospects of Peace and Conflict in the Middle East in the Twenty-First Century

    Pages 59-85

    Abdalla, Amr (et al.)

  • Latin America and the International Court of Justice

    Pages 87-108

    Sainz-Borgo, Juan Carlos

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21974-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21973-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Difficult Task of Peace
Book Subtitle
Crisis, Fragility and Conflict in an Uncertain World
Editors
  • Francisco Rojas-Aravena
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21974-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21974-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21973-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 320
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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