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‘Everyone will find in [this Guide] ideas with which they agree and ideas which they would strenuously debate. What matters is how conflict is dealt with – and this is the theme of this highly worthwhile book.’ - Estanislau de Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Timor Leste/East Timor.

The 20th century was the most bloody in history and already conflict in this century has taken a heavy toll. Most wars are now within countries rather than between states and often it is civilians that suffer most, especially women and children.

This invaluable book is excellent for students, peace groups and activists. With tables, maps, case studies and quotes it looks at how conflict escalates and ways it can be prevented. It examines the changing types of war, including the ‘War on Terror’ and ethnic conflict such as in Rwanda; the role of diplomacy and the UN, and what steps ordinary people are taking to re-build communities. It offers ideas and inspiration for creating lasting peace.

  1. War and peace
  2. From divorce to war
  3. Culture clash
  4. Working diplomatically
  5. The UN, Darfur, and oil-deals in Beijing
  6. The costs of war
  7. Imagine living life in peace

About the Editor: Helen Ware is chair of International Agency Leadership at the School of Professional Development in the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 180 x 110mm
Page extent: 144 pages
Publication date: October 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-42-1

Date added: October 1, 2010

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