One of the most significant challenges facing the international community today is how to secure stability and rebuild societies emerging from civil wars. International peace-building missions have been deployed in a range of countries emerging from civil war. The empirical record of international efforts to advance peace has been mixed. While some post-war countries have made significant strides towards peace and democracy, other countries have experienced a return to war. In yet other cases the outcome has been a partial implementation of peace where new conflicts have been generated in the process.
In Building Peace, Creating Conflict? a group of experts discuss the conflictual dimensions of peace-building. The authors specialize in various aspects and cover several themes such as frozen conflicts
and unending peace processes
; the efficiency of peacekeeping operations in promoting democracy, and individual and collective dimensions of justice and reconciliation.
Karin Aggestam, Department of Political Science, Lund University
Annika Björkdahl, Department of Political Science, Lund University
Hanne Fjelde, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Linnéa Gelot, School of Global Studies & Centre of Globalization and Development, University of Gothenburg
Birger Heldt, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm
Kristine Höglund, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Anna K. Jarstad, Folke Bernadotte Academy & Department of Government, Uppsala University
Roland Kosti , Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University
Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm
Elisabeth Olivius, Department of Political Science & Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University
Louise Olsson, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm
Fredrik Söderbaum, School of Global Studies (SGS), University of Gothenburg