Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2017 - Political Science - 291 pages
Governance for Peace presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace. It is an accessible study written for the general reader that brings together the best empirical evidence across numerous disciplines showing how effective governance and inclusive, participatory, and accountable institutions help to reduce violence by addressing social needs and providing mechanisms for resolving disputes. This balanced and incisive book gives meaning to the term 'good governance' and identifies the specific features of political and economic institutions that are most likely to promote peace within and between states. Concepts and topics examined in the book include political legitimacy, human security, 'political goods', governance and power, inclusion, accountability, social cohesion, gender equality, countering corruption, the role of civil society, democratic participation, development as freedom, capitalism and economic growth, the governance of markets, China and the 'East Asian peace', the European Union, and global institutions.
 

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Contents

Governance and Conflict Prevention
1
When Governance Is Good
23
The Security Paradox
51
Social Capacity
75
Inclusion and Social Equity
93
Gender Equality
111
Countering Corruption
131
Democracy
155
Development
179
Markets Development and Peace
199
Global Governing
227
Governance Present and Future
251
Select Bibliography
267
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David Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He has written widely on nonviolence and issues of peace and armed conflict. He has provided research services to the foreign ministries of Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and other countries on the use of UN Security Council sanctions. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including Civil Society, Peace, and Power (2016) and Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas (Cambridge, 2008).

Conor Seyle is the Director of Research at One Earth Future Foundation, an operating foundation focused on developing good governance systems for sustainable peace. He is a political psychologist by training, and has published research in the past on the role of non-state actors in atrocity prevention and in supporting good governance overall, political extremism, and disaster recovery and resilience programming. His most recent book, co-edited with John Forrer, is The Role of Business in the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge, 2016).

Kristen Wall edits scholarship on peace evaluation at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and was formerly Program Manager for Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She has worked in international democratic development in Eastern Europe and currently teaches Montessori peace education. She has written on global civil society's engagement in the New Deal and co-edited Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications (2015).

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