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Peace processes are mostly very fragile. This engagingly written book takes a bold new approach to the topic by beginning from the premise that sociology can identify those factors that help to stabilize them. The book draws a distinction between the political and social dimensions of peace processes, arguing that each is dependent on the other. Consideration of the social peace process, neglected in conventional treatments of the subject, is made central to this volume. While complementing current approaches that emphasize institutional reform in politics, law and economics, it pays due…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Peace processes are mostly very fragile. This engagingly written book takes a bold new approach to the topic by beginning from the premise that sociology can identify those factors that help to stabilize them. The book draws a distinction between the political and social dimensions of peace processes, arguing that each is dependent on the other. Consideration of the social peace process, neglected in conventional treatments of the subject, is made central to this volume. While complementing current approaches that emphasize institutional reform in politics, law and economics, it pays due attention to sociological factors such as gender, civil society, religion, the deconstruction of violent masculinities, restorative justice, emotions, hope, forgiveness, truth recovery, social memory and public victimhood. These important themes are fully illustrated with examples and in-depth case studies from across the globe. The book locates itself within the growing debate about the positive impact of global civil society on peace and identifies the new forms of peace work engendered by globalization. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace studies in politics, international relations and sociology departments.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons / POLITY PR
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: April 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 227mm x 154mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 367g
  • ISBN-13: 9780745647777
  • ISBN-10: 0745647774
  • Artikelnr.: 28087664
Autorenporträt
Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen
Inhaltsangabe
- Achknowledgements

- Introduction: War, peace and communal violence

Chapter 1: Types of post-violence society

Chapter 2: The Problem of peace processes

Chapter 3: Civil society

Chapter 4: Gender

Chapter 5: Emotions

Chapter 6: Memory, 'truth' and victimhood

Conclusion: A sociological approach to peace processes

- Bibliography
Rezensionen
"Great social science nearly always comes from confronting traumatic experience. That is what we have here, as the result of Brewer's visceral experience in Northern Ireland: a massive contribution to understanding peace processes, adding sociology to prior political science knowledge - and thereby reviving that discipline. The book is moving, scholarly, cognitively powerful and a major contribution to policy. It is a terrific achievement." -- John A. Hall, McGill University

"The book provides a comprehensive and original analysis of peace processes. Brewer demonstrates the relevance of a sociological perspective in pointing to the centrality of communal violence and its structural context as well as the wider global context. His analysis of types of post-violence society is most interesting and rich in terms of its comparative content. The argument is nicely situated in the sociological tradition and is immensely readable. It will be an essential work of reference on post-violence societies and in peace processes." -- Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex

"John Brewer's book is a unique contribution to our understandings of peace- making, a path-breaking work of creative scholarship that sharply illuminates the complexly contradictory potentials for, and barriers to, pragmatic peace-making in the wake of war and communal violence. The innovative insights in this work will provoke important constructive discussion and policy debates for years to come, while also providing significant conceptual frameworks for peace activists around the world." -- John Brown Childs, University of California Santa Cruz…mehr