"The field of international peacebuilding has long lacked a practical guide to the very real challenges that peacebuilders face. Here it is at last clear, operational, wise advice from highly experienced leaders in the field. This is required reading for anyone who hopes to make a difference in building global peace." William Ury, author, The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop
"A Handbook of International Peacebuilding, so full of practical wisdom on every page, belongs by the phone and in the carry–on bag of every peacebuilder, novice and veteran alike." Cynthia Sampson, president, Peace Discovery Initiatives
"This book collects the wisdom of peacebuilding practitioners and scholars across the world. The authors convey both the dangers of misguided interventions in conflict–ridden settings and the transformative possibilities of work that is conducted with intelligence, respect, patience, and political savvy. A Handbook of International Peacebuilding should become a constant companion for anyone committed to appropriate involvement in conflict resolution." B. Stephen Toben, vice president, Flora Family Foundation
Introduction: I Just Got a Call (John Paul Lederach).
Part I: The Invitation: Get a Sense of the Big Picture.
1. Who Is Calling? (Sue K. Williams).
2. What Do They Want Me to Do? (Susan Collin Marks and John Marks).
3. Who Else Is Working There? (Louise Diamond).
4. Where Do I Fit In? (John Paul Lederach).
Part II: The Context: The Geography of Protracted Conflict.
5. How Much Do I Need to Know? (Christopher Mitchell).
6. How Do I Get Good Information in a Short Time? (Heidi Burgess and Guy Burgess).
7. What Do I Need to Know About Culture? A Researcher Says . . . (Kevin Avruch).
8. What Do I Need to Know About Culture? Practitioners Suggest . . . (Peter Woodrow and Christopher Moore).
9. What Do I Need to Know About Religion and Conflict? (Marc Gopin).
10. Is It Safe? Lessons from the Humanitarian Aid Community (Larissa A. Fast).
11. Is It Safe? Practitioner Advice (Janice Moomaw Jenner and Dekha Ibrahim Abdi).
Part III: So Are You Coming to Help Us? Advice from the Ground.
12. A View from Northern Ireland (Mari Fitzduff).
13. A View from the Balkans (Katarina Kruhonja).
14. A View from the Middle East (Zoughbi Elias Zoughbi).
15. A View from West Africa (Sam Gbaydee Doe and Emmanuel Habuka Bombande).
Part IV: Intervention Matters: From Money to Ethics.
16. Who Pays? Money Matters from a Practitioner′s Perspective (Bernard Mayer).
17. Providing Resources for Peace: Money Matters from a Funder′s Perspective (John Tirman).
18. To Whom Am I Accountable? (Howard Zehr and Clement M. Aapengnuo).
19. Is This the Right Thing to Do? A Practical Framework for Ethical Decisions (Wallace Warfield).
20. Can My Good Intentions Make Things Worse? Lessons for Peacebuilding from the Field of International Humanitarian Aid (Mary B. Anderson).
21. How Can I Evaluate My Work? (Harry Mika).
Part V: The Decision.
22. Do I Go? (Ronald S. Kraybill).
23. How Long Will It Take? (John Paul Lederach).
24. How Will I Sustain Myself? (Amy C. Potter, with Ronald S. Kraybill, Louise Diamond, and Joe Campbell).
Part VI: Good Advice from Gray Hair Hard Won.
25. Embody Peace (Hizkias Assefa).
26. Commit to People, and Commit to Time (Harold H. Saunders).
27. Practice Love and Sustain Hope (Elise Boulding).
28. The Simplicity of Peacebuilding: An Interview with Adam Curle (John Paul Lederach, Muzna Al–Masri, and Rita Ann Litwiller).
Part VII: Conclusions and Summary.
29. So What Have We Learned? (John Paul Lederach and Janice Moomaw Jenner).
About the Editors.
"...collects the wisdom of practitioners and scholars from all over the world." (The Texas Mediator, Summer 2003)