73 Peace and Conflict Studies

Navigating the Space Between Us: Finding Connection, while Embracing the Continua of Difference: A Dilemma Driven Conflict Analysis

This textbook was developed for an upper year undergraduate conflict resolution course. The chapters are combined with other readings on conflict resolution values and ethics. The authors request an instructor adopting or adapting this OER textbook to fill out the form and help them understand your use.

Includes: List of dilemmas and questions to be investigated, examples

Conflict Resolution Trainers’ Manual

“A comprehensive guide running for highly successful Conflict Resolution sessions. It offers teaching material, group and individual exercises and handouts for over 50 hours of instruction on the 12 skills of Conflict Resolution. Each chapter starts with clear guidelines for constructing training slots of different lengths. It will be invaluable for a new trainer and will refresh and inspire even the most experienced trainer’s material. The most successful style for teaching CR skills is highly interactive and this manual shows you exactly how to achieve this.”

Includes: Handouts, discussion questions, exercises

Stand up, Speak out:  The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

This textbook focuses on improving public speaking skills, emphasizing ethics in communication. Reviews are available at the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Exercises, key takeaways

Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview

This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology.

Open Access Books

Though not textbooks, these open access books have been identified as useful for Peace and Conflict Studies.

The Distinction of Peace: A Social Analysis of Peacebuilding

This open access book provides a critical account of the social mechanisms that make up the peacebuilding field and offers deep insights into the workings of Western domination and global inequalities.

Peace and Democratic Society

This open access book highlights the inadequacies of some of the widely accepted explanations for violence—including the idea that the world is experiencing a ‘clash of civilizations’— the author makes a plea for a global, multilateral debate on the causes of conflict, and an understanding of the multiple identities of the individuals involved. Please note that the more restrictive CC BY NC ND license means that it cannot be adapted or remixed.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World

This open access book offers a 21st-century commentary on the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship.

Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Law

This open access book analyzes issues in human rights law from a variety of perspectives by eminent European and Asian professors of constitutional law, international public law, and European Union law. Please note that the more restrictive CC BY NC ND license means that it cannot be adapted or remixed.

History Education and Conflict Transformation

This Open Access edited volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective.

Wellbeing, Freedom, and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

Notions such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice are integral to evaluating social progress and developing policies. One increasingly influential way to think about these concepts is the capability approach, a theoretical framework which was pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s. In this book Ingrid Robeyns orientates readers new to the capability approach through offering an explanation of this framework.

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