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The Peace Continuum: What It Is and How to Study It

Christian Davenport, Erik Melander, and Patrick Regan

Abstract

The idea of studying peace—rather than studying war, genocide, and political violence and then inferring about peace—has gained considerable traction in the past few years, after languishing in the shadows of conflict studies for decades. But how should peace be studied? The book offers a parallax view of how we think about peace and the complexities that surround the concept—that is, the book explores the topic from different positions at the same time. Toward this end, the authors review existing literature and provide insights into how peace should be conceptualized—particularly as somethin ... More

Keywords: peace, peace building, conflict, violence, genocide, civil war, democracy, civil society, measurement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190680121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190680121.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Davenport, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Erik Melander, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Uppsala

Patrick Regan, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame