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Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research. (East Asia Peace)
2012 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Internal Armed Conflicts explores how religious dimensions affect the possibilities for conflict resolution in civil war. This is the first book that systematically tries to map out the religious dimensions of internal armed conflicts and explain the conditions under which religious dimensions impede peaceful settlement. It draws upon empirical work on global data, based on the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), and complements this quantitative data with several smaller case studies (Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia).

The book shows how religious identities and incompatibilities influence the likelihood of agreements and the mechanisms through which parties and third-party mediators have been able to overcome religious obstacles to negotiated settlements.  These findings pave the way for a discussion on how conflict theory can better incorporate religious dimensions, as well as how policy can be designed to manage religious dimensions in armed conflicts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 2012. , 218 p.
, New Approaches to Peace and Conflict
Keyword [en]
peace, religion
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191144ISBN: 978-0-7022-4956-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191144DiVA: diva2:584927
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2013-01-09 Created: 2013-01-09 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved

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