Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Research and Resources


This list of resources is divided by the following thematic categories:

Also see the list of Journals in the Coexistence and Development Fields (pdf), compiled by Prof. Mari Fitzduff.

Complementary Approaches to Coexistence

  • "Conflict Resolution Training in the Middle East: Lessons To Be Learned," by Mohammed Abu-Nimer in International Negotiation, 3:99-116
  • The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, by Lisa Schirch
  • Multi-track Diplomacy: A Systems Approach to Peace, by Louise Diamond and John McDonald
  • New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, by Mary Kaldor
  • "Peace building in post-settlement: Challenges for Israeli and Palestinian peace educators" by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Vol. 6
  • Preventing Violence Conflicts: A Strategy for Preventive Diplomacy, by M. Lund
  • Preventive Measures: Building Risk Assessment and Crisis Early Warning Systems, by John L. Davies

Country Studies

  • Argentina (Kalu Obuka - Coexistence International)
  • Belize (Antoinette Moore with Kristin Williams - Coexistence International)
  • Colombia (Wendy Jason - Coexistence International)
  • Czech Republic (Sarah Stanlick - Coexistence International)
  • Ecuador (Emily-Sophia Monkman - Coexistence International)
  • Ghana (Abigail Gyimah, Moussokoro Kane, and Franklin Oduro - Coexistence International)
  • Latvia (Inga Sarsune - Coexistence International)
  • Mauritius (Nigel Richards - Coexistence International)
  • Myanmar (Sunil Kumar Pokhrel - Coexistence International)
  • The Netherlands (Judith van Raalten - Coexistence International)
  • Poland (Slava Madorsky - Coexistence International)
  • South Africa (Titus Lotee - Coexistence International)
  • Suriname (Shannon Taylor with Jessica Berns - Coexistence International)


  • The Accommodation of Cultural Diversity: Case Studies, by Crawford Young
  • "Briefing Paper: Economic Growth and Social Cohesion: Is the Market the Problem?" by Bruce J. Berman
  • Constitutionalism in Nigeria: A Conceptual Analysis of Ethnicity and Politics, by A. Kalu Kelechi
  • "Democracy, Conflict and Human Security: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century, Volume 1& 2" International IDEA
  • Democracy and Deep-Rooted Conflict: Options for Negotiators, by Peter Harris and Ben Reilly
  • Democracy and Stability in West Africa: The Ghanaian Experience, by Kwame Boafo-Arthur
  • Explaining and Managing Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Towards a Cultural Theory of Democracy, by Adele Jinadu
  • Notes on Ethnicity, Democratisation and Nation Building: Experience in Africa and Relevance to West, by J.G. Yoh
  • "Ten Things Leaders Ought to Know - and do - About Conflicts and War," by Mari Fitzduff in Leadership is Global, edited by W. Link, et al.
  • "Training Leaders for Peace," by Howard Wolpe in The Journal of Democracy Vol. 17

Funding/Donor Community


  • Arms to Fight, Arms to Protect: Women Speak Out About Conflict, by Olivia Bennet, Jo Bexley, and Kitty Warnock
  • States of Conflict: Gender, Violence, and Resistance, by Susie Jacobs, Ruth Jacobson, and Jen Marchbanks (eds.)
  • The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, by Ian Bannon and Maria Correia
  • Victims, Perpetrators, or Actors? Gender, Armed Conflict, and Political Violence, by Caroline Moser
  • Women at the Peace Table: Making a Difference, by Sanam Anderlini
  • Women Building Peace: What They Do, Why It Matters, by Sanam Anderlini
  • Women, War, and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency, by Rita Manchanda

Human Rights

  • Human Rights and Conflict: Exploring the Links Between Rights, Law, and Peacebuilding, by Julie Mertus and Jeffrey Helsing (eds.)
  • "Human Rights as a Mechanism for Integration in Bosnia-Herzegovina," by Hugo Stokke in International Journal on Minority and Group Rights Vol. 13
  • "Human Rights in Conflict Resolution: The Role of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in UN Peacemaking and Peacebuilding," by Hurst Hannum in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 28
  • "Mediating Rights-Based Conflicts: Making Self-Determination Negotiable," by Eileen Babbitt in International Negotiation Vol. 11
  • Quiet Diplomacy in Action: The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, by Walter A. Kemp

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Measurement Tools

  • "Considering Social Cohesion in Quality of Life Assessments: Concept and Measurement," by Regina Berger-Schmitt in Assessing Quality of Life and Living Conditions to Guide National Policy

Natural Resources

  • A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy, by Timmons J. Roberts and Bradley C. Parks
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond
  • "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict: Evidence from Cases," by Thomas Homer-Dixon in Green Planet Blues, edited by K. Conca and G.D. Dabelko
  • Forests in a Full World, by George M. Woodwell
  • Justice and Natural resources, by Kathryn M. Mutz et. al. (eds.)
  • Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions, Ian Bannon and Paul Collier (eds.)
  • Red Sky in the Morning, by James Gustave Speth
  • Science and International Environmental Policy, by Radislov Dimitrov
  • Substantive Issues Arising in the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Right to Water (United Nations Economic and Social Council)
  • "The Resource Curse: Are Civil Wars Driven by Rapacity or Paucity?" by Indra de Soysa, in Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas for Civil Wars, edited by Mats Berdal and David Malone
  • The World's Water, The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources, Vols. 1-5


  • Global Governance and the New Wars: The Merging of Development and Security, by Mark Duffield
  • Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security, by Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn
  • Wikis, Webs, and Networks: Creating Connections in Conflict-Prone Settings, by Rebecca Linder


  • Community, Culture, and Globalization, Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard (eds.)
  • The Cultures and Globalization Series: Conflicts and Tensions, Helmut Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (eds.)
  • The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace, by John Paul Lederach
  • New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development, by Arlene Golbard
  • Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding, by Lisa Schirch

Transitional Justice

  • My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity, by Eric Stover and Harvey M. Weinstein (eds.)
  • What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations (ICTJ)

Conflict Resolution Resources

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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