We are frequently beset by images of war and hostility in the media, and politicians seem constantly to be in search of a means of peaceful resolution to conflicts around the world. But what do we mean by peace? Is peace simply an absence of war? When discussed by politicians, journalists, academics, even activists, it is frequently assumed that we all know: peace is left undefined.
Geographies of Peace is the first book wholly dedicated to exploring the geography of peace. Drawing on recent theoretical developments and detailed empirical research from around the world, the contributors argue that it is necessary to conceptualize peace as richly as recent scholarship has done with regard to war.