Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States


20 February 2013

Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States
​A new edited volume on civil war and fragile states has just been published by Edward Elgar. The book contains no less than four PRIO articles:
  • Håvard Hegre & Helge Holtermann: Poverty and conflict
  • Ole Magnus Theisen, Nils Petter Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug: Climate change and armed conflict
  • Henrik Urdal: Demography and armed conflict
  • Nils Metternich, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Han Dorussen & Andrea Ruggeri: International dimensions of armed conflict

The volume contains contributions from a multidisciplinary group of scholars on issues such as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.
A complete Table of Contents is found below.

Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States, edited by Graham K Brown & Arnim Langer. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, ISBN:978 1 84844 842 1, 596 p.



1. Conflict, Post-Conflict, and State Fragility: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
Arnim Langer and Graham K. Brown

2. Ethnicity
Robert H. Bates

3. Human Security
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Carol Messineo

4. Poverty and Conflict
Håvard Hegre and Helge Holtermann

5. Conflict and the Social Contract
Syed Mansoob Murshed

6. Economic Dimensions of Civil War
Heiko Nitzschke and David M. Malone

7. Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict
Frances Stewart

8. Conflict, Natural Resources and Development
Mohammad Zulfan Tadjoeddin

9. Climate Change and Armed Conflict
Ole Magnus Theisen, Nils Petter Gleditsch and Halvard Buhaug

10. Demography and Armed Conflict
Henrik Urdal

11. Rethinking Durable Solutions for Refugees
Katy Long

12. Rebel Recruitment
Yvan Guichaoua

13. Violent Conflict and Human Capital Accumulation
Patricia Justino

14. Education and Violent Conflict
Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

15. International Dimensions of Internal Conflict
Nils W. Metternich, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Han Dorussen and Andrea Ruggeri

16. Theories of Ethnic Mobilization: Overview and Recent Trends
Peter Vermeersch

17. Transitions from War to Peace
Caroline A. Hartzell

18. Fragile States and Civil Wars: Is Mediation the Answer?
Carmela Lutmar and Jacob Bercovitch

19. Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
Robert Muggah

20. Obstacles to Peace Settlements
Roy Licklider

21. Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature
Virginia Page Fortna and Lise Morjé Howard

22. Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies
Phil Clark

23. Collective Conflict Management
Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall

24. The Political Economy of Fragile States
Tony Addison

25. Conflict Resolution versus Democratic Governance: Can Elections Bridge the Divide?
Pauline H. Baker

26. Federations and Managing Nations
John McGarry and Brendan O’Leary

27. Post-Conflict Recovery
John Ohiorhenuan

28. Gendering Violent Conflicts
Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

29. Complex Power Sharing
Stefan Wolff