This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the peace, security, and development nexus from a global perspective, and investigates the interfaces of these issues in a context characterised by many new challenges.

By bringing together more than 40 leading experts and commentators from across the world, the Handbook maps the various research agendas related to these three themes, taking stock of existing work and debates, while outlining areas for further engagement. In doing so, the chapters may serve as a primer for new researchers while also informing the wider scholarly community about the latest research trends and innovations. 

The volume is split into three thematic parts:

  • Concepts and approaches
  • New drivers of conflict, insecurity, and developmental challenges
  • Actors, institutions, and processes.

For ease of use and organisational consistency, each chapter provides readers with an overview of each research area, a review of the state of the literature, a summary of the major debates, and promising directions for future research.

This Handbook will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, development studies, security studies, and International Relations.

chapter |6 pages


ByFen Osler Hampson, Alpaslan Özerdem, Jonathan Kent

part I|96 pages

Concepts and approaches

chapter 1|12 pages

Meanings of peace

ByLandon E. Hancock, Johanna Solomon

chapter 2|12 pages

Conceptions of security

ByPaul Jackson

chapter 3|12 pages

Human security

ByEdward Newman

chapter 4|11 pages


ByAlpaslan Özerdem

chapter 5|11 pages

State-building, state fragility, and interventions

ByNicolas Lemay-Hébert

chapter 6|11 pages

Humanitarian intervention in a global age

ByEmrah Özdemir

chapter 7|12 pages

Human rights and transitional justice

ByClifford Bob

chapter 8|13 pages

Nonviolent conflict transformation

ByPatricia Sellick

part II|136 pages

New drivers of conflict, insecurity, and development challenges

chapter 9|16 pages

Climate and conflict 1

ByPaola Vesco, Halvard Buhaug

chapter 10|17 pages

Health problems and epidemics

ByVal Percival

chapter 11|11 pages

Non-state actors and conflict management in an era of grey zone conflict

ByDavid Carment, Dani Belo

chapter 12|15 pages

Maritime insecurities

ByChristian Bueger, Jessica Larsen

chapter 13|11 pages

US foreign policy and global peace and security

The case for a new foreign policy
ByJeffrey D. Sachs

chapter 14|18 pages

Democratization processes and international conflict

ByFletcher D. Cox

chapter 15|10 pages

State-building and post state-building

From triumphalism to defeatism
ByMarina Ottaway

chapter 16|10 pages

Religion and international conflict

ByAhmet Erdi Öztürk

chapter 17|13 pages

Inequality, identity, and conflict

BySolveig Hillesund, Gudrun Østby

chapter 18|13 pages

Memory, cultural heritage, and legacies of wars

ByValérie Rosoux

part III|209 pages

Actors, institutions, and processes

chapter 19|11 pages

State–society relations in the era of populist politics

The role of corporate responsibility
ByRobert Hanlon, Kenneth Christie

chapter 20|12 pages

Appropriate interventions in an increasingly interconnected world

Overview of interventionism and development in insecure contexts
ByJulia Smith-Omomo

chapter 21|11 pages

Promoting peace and security through Sustainable Development Goal 16

ByAytakin Mustafayeva

chapter 22|10 pages

Peace journalism

ByJake Lynch

chapter 23|12 pages

Donors and the peace-security-development nexus

ByIvica Petrikova

chapter 24|12 pages

Rising powers and world politics’ changing security landscape

ByNick Bisley

chapter 25|13 pages

The changing role of the United Nations in managing armed conflict

ByAlistair D. Edgar

chapter 26|13 pages

NATO: Current challenges and long-term adaptation

ByAlexander Moens, Alexandra Richards

chapter 28|16 pages

Regional organizations

ByAarie Glas, David Zarnett

chapter 29|17 pages

A critical review of displacement regimes

ByRobert Muggah

chapter 30|15 pages

The global governance of migration 1

ByJonathan Kent

chapter 31|11 pages

Diaspora as non-state actors in the international system

ByOula Kadhum

chapter 32|13 pages

The Role of Civil Society Actors in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

BySara Hellmüller

chapter 33|13 pages

Non-governmental organizations and the peace, security, and development nexus 1

ByMaryam Zarnegar Deloffre

chapter 34|15 pages

Youth, peace, and security

ByAli Altiok, Helen Berents, Irena Grizelj, Siobhán McEvoy-Levy