Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book: 'The Non-Linearity of Peace Processes'

Theory and Practice of Systemic Conflict Transformation 
Berghof Conflict Research 

This recently published collection of essays, edited by Daniela Körppen, Norbert Ropers and Hans J. Giessmann, aims to link the most recent debates in the peacebuilding field with various systemic discourses. It is the 'first comprehensive volume analysing the value added by integrating systemic thinking into peacebuilding theory and practice.'

This is the first comprehensive volume analysing the value added by integrating systemic thinking into peacebuilding theory and practice. The aim of this book is to link the most recent debates in the peacebuilding field, e.g. on liberal peace, on the non-linearity of conflict dynamics and on bridging the attribution gap, with various systemic discourses, discussing the extent to which systemic thinking and methods are helpful to further develop existing approaches to conflict transformation.