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Studies in Conflict, Justice, and Social Change

The books in this series explore conflict and the quest for justice as catalysts for social change. Intended for use in graduate and undergraduate courses, the books will highlight a key concept or theory and use it to illuminate conflict in a domestic or international setting. The series will include single-case studies and comparative analyses as well as edited volumes dedicated to conflict pedagogy. Role plays and other experiential learning exercises designed for classroom use with the books will be available electronically. The books will be appropriate for courses in interdisciplinary fields, such as conflict resolution, peace studies, sociolegal and justice studies, and related social sciences. Individual texts will appeal to instructors teaching specialized subjects, including, among others, environment, development, community organizing, human security, leadership, legal integration, sustainability, diplomacy, and immigration.

The series editors are based at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, which provides material support for the publication of books in this series.

The Carter School awards academic degrees focused on the study of the nature, origins, and types of social conflicts and their resolution. Faculty and students are committed to the development of theory, research, and practice that interrupt cycles of violence. To learn more about the Carter School, please visit carterschool.gmu.edu.

Prospective authors should direct inquiries or submit proposals to editor in chief and acquisitions editor Ricky S. Huard at huard@ohio.edu.

Editor(s)

Susan F. Hirsch
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution,
George Mason University

Agnieszka Paczyńska
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
George Mason University

Forthcoming

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Research as More Than Extraction
Knowledge Production and Gender-Based Violence in African Societies
Edited by Annie Bunting, Allen Kiconco, and Joel Quirk

This book contributes to an increasingly significant interdisciplinary field that focuses on ethics, methods, and the politics of gender-based violence. Its contributors, the majority of whom are based in Africa, offer concrete examples of how to undertake responsible research in African contexts. Their close and careful analyses of gender, violence, and patriarchy provide an important corrective to simplistic and reductionist gender-based studies.

Violence in Society · Social Science, Methodology · Gender Studies · Africa · African Studies

Available

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Conflict Zone, Comfort Zone
Ethics, Pedagogy, and Effecting Change in Field-Based Courses
Edited by Agnieszka Paczyńska and Susan F. Hirsch

By taking students out of their comfort zone, field-based courses—which are increasingly popular in secondary and postsecondary education—have the potential to be deep, transformative learning experiences. But what happens when the field in question is a site of active or recent conflict? In Conflict Zone, Comfort Zone, editors Agnieszka Paczyńska and Susan F. Hirsch highlight new approaches to field-based learning in conflict zones worldwide.

Peace Studies · Education

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Prelude to Genocide
Arusha, Rwanda, and the Failure of Diplomacy
By David Rawson

David Rawson draws on declassified documents and his own experiences as the initial US observer of the 1993 Rwandan peace talks at Arusha to seek out what led to the Rwandan genocide. The result is a commanding blend of diplomatic history and analysis of the crisis and of what happens generally when conflict resolution and diplomacy fall short.

Political Science, Genocide · Peace Studies · Diplomacy · International Studies · Rwanda · African Studies

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Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia
Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict
By Susan F. Hirsch and E. Franklin Dukes

Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining. Looking beyond the slogans and seemingly irreconcilable differences, however, can reveal deeper causes of conflict.

Appalachian Studies · Environmental Policy · Conflict Resolution (Business and Econ.) · Appalachia · Ohio and Regional · Environmental Studies

Cover of 'Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia'

Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia
Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict
By Susan F. Hirsch and E. Franklin Dukes

Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining. Looking beyond the slogans and seemingly irreconcilable differences, however, can reveal deeper causes of conflict.

Appalachian Studies · Environmental Policy · Conflict Resolution (Business and Econ.) · Appalachia · Ohio and Regional · Environmental Studies