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Globalization, social movements, and peacebuilding

Smith, J and Verdeja, E (2013) Globalization, social movements, and peacebuilding. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780815633211

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© 2013 by Syracuse University Press. All Rights Reserved. Each year, governments spend billions of dollars on peacekeeping efforts around the world, and much more is spent on humanitarian aid to refugees and other victims of armed struggle. Yet research shows that nearly half of all countries experiencing civil war see renewed violent conflict within five years of a peace agreement. How do we account for such a poor track record? The authors in this volume consider how global capitalism affects fragile peace processes, arguing that the international economic system itself is a major contributor to violent conflict. By including the work of anthropologists, economists, religious studies experts, sociologists, and political scientists, this book presents a broad yet thorough exploration of the complexities of peace building in a global market economy. Included in the volume are specific studies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as considerations of conflicts on the global scale.


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Item Type: Book
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Smith, Jjgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH0000-0002-4808-0391
Verdeja, E
Date: 1 January 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780815633211
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 22:15
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 16:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20571

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