Brings together a range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism. This work features K Anthony Appiah's commentary on the tensions between personal and collective identities, such as those shaped by religion, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality.
This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness.
This collection addresses the problem of ethnic conflict and its regulation. It begins with a guide to the methods used to eliminate or manage such conflict, and is followed by a global sample of case studies written by leading authorities.
Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which focuses solely on detailed analysis of contemporary cases of ethnic conflict (Ukraine, Kosovo, the Kurds, Great Lakes) providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Storylistening makes the case for the urgent need to take stories seriously in order to improve public reasoning. Dillon and Craig provide a theory and practice for gathering narrative evidence that will complement and strengthen, not distort, other forms of evidence, including that from science.
Unique in its breadth and profoundly humanitarian in its focus, Surviving the Peace situates digestible explanations of the region's bewilderingly complex recent history among interviews, conversations, and tableaus from the lives of everyday Bosnians attempting to make sense of what passes for normal in a postwar society.
The social psychologist Peter T. Coleman explores how conflict resolution and complexity science provide guidance for dealing with seemingly intractable political differences. The Way Out is a vital and timely guide to breaking free from the cycle of mutual contempt in order to better our lives, relationships, and country.