Peace in Digital International Relations: Prospects and Limitations

Oliver P. Richmond, Gëzim Visoka, and Ioannis Tellidis, (2022) Peace in Digital International Relations: Prospects and Limitations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The international architecture of peacebuilding and statebuilding is currently responding to a shift from ‘analogue’ to ‘digital’ approaches in international relations. This is affecting conflict management, intervention, peacebuilding, and the all-important role of civil society. […]

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Failed Peacemaking: Counter-Peace and International Order

14. Sandra Pagodda, Oliver P. Richmond, and Gëzim Visoka (2023) Failed Peacemaking: Counter-Peace and International Order. Palgrave/Springer. This book will investigate the struggle between peace and counter-peace and lays out the contours of the emerging counter-peace architecture in the international transitional order. In particular, it examines how counter-peace tactics have been evolving into strategies and […]

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Paradiplomacy of Aspirant States: The Politics of Sub-State Recognition

13. Gëzim Visoka and Ramesh Ganohariti (forthcoming), Paradiplomacy of Aspirant States: The Politics of Sub-State Recognition, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Diplomatic recognition is a central feature of international relations. So far, we have a good understanding of national and supranational variants of diplomatic recognition, which are often studied as part of bilateral and collective recognition and […]

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Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction

10. Gëzim Visoka (forthcoming), Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction, London: Routledge. This textbook aims to offer students a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to statehood and recognition in world politics. Statehood and Recognition: An Introduction offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, debates, and practices that underpin dynamic subject of statehood and recognition in world politics. […]

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The Derecognition of States

9. Gëzim Visoka (forthcoming), The Derecognition of States, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. This book is the first comprehensive study of the derecognition of states in world politics. It offers a global and comparative outlook of this under-explored diplomatic practice, guided by a new conceptual framework and informed by original empirical research. Although […]

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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies

8. Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (eds) (2022), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. This encyclopaedia provides a comprehensive overview of major theories and approaches to the study of peace and conflict across different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Peace and conflict studies (PCS) is one of the major sub-disciplines of international […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace Formation

7. Oliver Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (eds) (2021), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace Formation. New York: Oxford University Press. The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and peace formation. With contributions from over thirty distinguished and leading scholars, the Handbook provides a timely, engaging, and critical […]

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Normalization in World Politics

6. Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert (2022), Normalization in World Politics, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. This book seeks to critically interrogate different praxeological invocations of normalcy and normalisation in world politics. The concepts of normalcy and normalisation have been variously defined in different disciplines, making the notions essentially contested and contingent on semantic […]

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