Recommended Books

This list is constantly under construction. If you know of a title that belongs here, please let me know and I will add it immediately. Books are categorized by year of publication, beginning in the year 2000. For titles pertaining to specific conflicts, see the corresponding posts.

2000

Greed and Grievance: Economic agendas in civil wars Edited by Mats Berdal and David M. Malone

2001

Women and Civil War: Impact, organizations, and action Edited by Krishna Kumar

Committing to Peace: The successful settlement of civil wars By Barbara F. Walter

2002

2003

Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting insurgents and terrorists By James S. Corum and Wray R. Johnson

2004

2005

Profiting from Peace: Managing the resource dimensions of civil war Edited by Karen Ballentine and Heiko Nitzschke

Neverending Wars: The international community, weak states, and the perpetuation of civil war By Ann Hironaka

Rethinking the Nature of War Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Jan Angstrom

Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The impact of US policy Edited by Coletta A. Youngers and Eileen Rosin

2006

Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization Edited by Miles Kahler and Barbara F. Walter

Inside Rebellion: The politics of insrgent violence By Jeremy M. Weinstein

2007

The Arab Economies in a Changing World by Marcus Noland and Howard Pack

After Mass Crime: Rebuilding states and communities Edited by Beatrice Pouligny, Simon Chesterman, and Albrecht Schnabel

Too Poor for Peace? Global poverty, conflict, and security in the 21st century Edited by Lael Brainard and Derek Chollet

2008

Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping belligerents choices after civil war By Virginia Page Fortna (2008)

From War to Democracy: Dilemmas of peacebuilding Edited by Anna K. Jarstad and Timothy D. Sisk

Civil Wars: Internal struggles, global consequences By Marie Olsen Lounsbury and Frederic Pearson

Politics of Civil Wars: Conflict, intervention, & resolution By Amalendu Misra

Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness Edited by Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza

2009

Reputation and Civil War: Why seperatist conflicts are so violent By Barbara F. Walter

2010

A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and counterisurgent violence in Latin America’s long Cold War Edited by Greg Grandin and Gilbert M. Joseph

Terrorism, Civil War, and Revolution: Revolution and inernational politics By Peter Calvert

2011

Rebel Rulers: Insurgent governance and civilian life during war By Zacariah Cherian Mampilly

Barriers to Peace in Civil War By David E. Cunningham

Ethnic Conflict, Civil War, and Cost of Conflict Edited by Raul Caruso

2012

Why Peace Fails: The causes and prevention of civil war recurrence By Charles T. Call

The Politics of modern Central America: Civil War, democratization, and underdevelopment By Fabrice Lehoucq

New and Old Wars: Organised violence in a global era By Mary Kaldor

2013

Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War By Lars-Erik Cederman, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Halvard Buhaug

Transnational Dynamics of Civil War Edited by Jeffrey T. Checkel

2014

2015

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