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.


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


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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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