Journeys Through Conflict (Paperback)
Narratives and Lessons
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9780742510289, 462pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 2001
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Journeys Through Conflict is the story of the Conflict Early Warning Systems (CEWS) project of the International Social Science Research Council. It relates the history of the project, presents its empirically grounded approach to anticipating violent conflict, and shows how the approach may be extended to other social science research arenas. Phase analysis of conflict life cycles, comparative case studies, reconstructed narratives, and policy lessons are hallmarks of this pathbreaking work by an international, interdisciplinary group of expert conflict analysts. Journeys Through Conflict projects alternate pathways to war and peace by a unique coding, graphing, and computational procedure that takes into account both contested conflict histories and future conflict resolutions.
About the Author
Hayward R. Alker is John A. McCone Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished University Professor and director of the Minorities at Risk program at the University of Maryland at College Park. Kumar Rupesinghe is the chair of Quality Management Systems, International.