Social Capital and Peace-building: Creating and Resolving Conflict with Trust and Social Networks

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Michaelene Cox
Routledge, 2009 - History - 203 pages
Introduction / Michaelene Cox -- Part I. Social Capital as an Instrument of Violence -- 1. Shades of orange and green: Civil society and the peace process in Northern Ireland / Roberto Belloni -- 2. Reporting the greater odds: Dissent and militancy among trusting East-Central European citizens / Michaelene Cox -- 3. Social capital, crime and welfare: the cases of Colombia and Honduras / Josť Cuesta -- 4. Analyzing the dark side of social capital: Organized crime in Russia / Leah Gilbert -- 5. Illicit interest groups, social capital, and conflict: A study of the FARC / Patricia Micolta -- Part II. Social Capital as a Catalyst for Peace -- 6. The color of tears is the same everywhere: Inter-ethnic networking and grassroots organizing among women workers in conflict-ridden Sri Lanka / Sandya Hewamanne -- 7. Gender, conflict, and social capital: Bonding and bridging in war in the Former Yugoslavia / Maja Korac -- 8. Decentralization and social capital formation in communities of Mali / Keith Moore -- 9. Cyprus conflict and social capital theory: a new perspective on an old conflict / Raymond Saner -- Part III. Ambiguities of Social Capital in Peace and Conflict -- 10. The pacific promise of civic institutions? Causal ambiguity in the study of social capital / Terrence Chapman -- 11. Social capital in exclusive and inclusive networks: Satisfying human needs through conflict and conflict resolution / Susan Allen Nan -- 12. Exploring opportunities and obstacles for a constructive role of social capital in peacebuilding: A framework for analysis / Thania Paffenholz.

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Michaelene Cox is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University where she also serves as director of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies program.

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