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Measuring Peace: Principles, Practices, and Politics

Richard Caplan


How can we know if the peace that has been established following a civil war is a stable peace? More than half of all countries that experienced civil war since World War II have suffered a relapse into violent conflict—in some cases more than once. Meanwhile the international community expends billions of dollars and deploys tens of thousands of personnel each year in support of efforts to build peace in countries emerging from violent conflict. This book argues that efforts to build peace are hampered by the lack of effective means of assessing progress towards the achievement of a consolida ... More

Keywords: Civil Wars, Conflict, Peace, Peacebuilding, Peace Consolidation, Peacekeeping, Resilience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810360
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Caplan, author
Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford