Ho-Won Jeong explains and assesses major approaches to dealing with ethnic conflict, communal violence, inter-state war and social injustice. The book analyses not only the sources of violence and conflict, but also how to manage and prevent them. As peace is relevant to improvement in human well-being and the future survival of humanity, the volume encompasses a variety of themes, ranging from alternative security policies, methods of peaceful settlement, human rights, self-determination, environmental politics, global governance and non-violence. Reflecting on the current thinking and drawing lessons from the past, the book can be considered as the most authoritative introduction to the field since the end of the Cold War.

chapter |4 pages


part I|46 pages

Meanings, Concepts and Discourse

chapter 1|12 pages

Challenges for Peace

chapter 2|12 pages

Concepts of Peace and Violence

chapter 3|8 pages

Conflict Analysis

chapter 4|12 pages

Peace Research

part II|56 pages


chapter 5|12 pages

Understanding War

chapter 6|10 pages

Sources of Social Conflict

chapter 7|12 pages

Feminist Understandings of Violence

chapter 8|8 pages

Political Economy

chapter 9|12 pages

Environmental Concerns

part III|258 pages

Strategies for Peace

chapter 10|58 pages

Control of Military Power

chapter 11|38 pages

Conflict Resolution and Management

chapter 12|18 pages

Human Rights

chapter 13|18 pages


chapter 14|26 pages


chapter 15|26 pages

Environmental Politics

chapter 16|26 pages

Global Order and Governance

chapter 17|18 pages


chapter 18|28 pages

Peace Movements

part IV|14 pages


chapter 19|12 pages

Applications and Future Directions