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Brandsch, J. (2020). Killing civilians in civil war: The rationale of indiscriminate violence. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Indiscriminate violence against civilians is a recurrent phenomenon in armed conflicts. However, from a social science perspective this type of violence poses a puzzle.  Government and non-government indiscriminate violence is often assumed to have counterproductive effect and to be ultimately... more

BICC, HSFK, IFSH, & INEF (Eds.). (2019). Friedensgutachten 2019. Berlin: LIT.

In peace and security policy, international and regional regulatory frameworks are under pressure, as are the institutions that serve to implement them. In this situation, the existing rules and institutions must be protected, and at the same time new rules and processes for securing peace must be... more

Swatuk, L., & Wirkus, L. (Eds.). (2018). Water, climate change and the boomerang effect. Unintentional consequences for resource insecurity.. New York: Routledge.

In line with COP21 agreements, state-led climate change mitigation and adaptation actions are being undertaken to transition to carbon-neutral, green economies. However, the capacity of many countries for action is limited and may result in a ‘boomerang effect’, defined as the unintended... more

BICC, HSFK, IFSH, & INEF (Eds.). (2018). Friedensgutachten 2018. Berlin: LIT.

The world is currently far removed from a stable and just peace order. The wars in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere have claimed thousands of victims and are forcing people to flee. The common concern for peace through international co-operation – for example in the United Nations (UN) – is... more

Mielke, K., & Hornidge, A.-K. (Eds.). (2017). Area studies at the crossroads. Knowledge production after the mobility turn. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

In this pioneering volume, leading scholars from a diversity of backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, and different area studies argue for a more differentiated and self-reflected role of area-based science in global knowledge production. Considering that the mobility of people, goods,... more

Christ, S. (2016). The culture of migration in the Philippines: Of Jeepneys and Balikbayan Boxes. Berlin: regiospectra.

Since the 1970s, the Philippine state has been sending migrant workers to the global labor market. Today, around 10% of the population lives abroad. After more than 40 years of state-sponsored labor ‘export’, international labor migration has become a way of life in the Philippines.  From the... more

Grawert, E., & Abul-Magd, Z. (Eds.). (2016). Businessmen in arms: How the military and other armed groups profit in the MENA Region. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part of patronage networks in political systems. This collection of essays from international experts examines the economic interests of... more

Meininghaus, E. (2016). Creating consent in Ba'thist Syria: Women and welfare in a totalitarian state. London: I.B. Tauris.

The challenge of maintaining dictatorial regimes through control, co-option and coercion while upholding a facade of legitimacy is something that has concerned leaders throughout the Middle East and beyond. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Syria ruled by the Asads, both Hafiz and his son... more

Grawert, E. (Ed.). (2014). Forging Two Nations Insights on Sudan and South Sudan. Addis Ababa: Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa.

One nation becoming two- looking into an arduous process ridden with violence, and sketching out the struggles with the legacies of an already troubled history, are the motivations for this publication on the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. The governments and societies of the... more

Etzold, B. (2013). The politics of street food. Contested governance and vulnerabilities in Dhaka's field of street vending. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

In Bangladesh, the sale of food in public space is often contested: Street food is needed, but not wanted. 100,000 street vendors sell dishes, snacks, fruits, and beverages in the megacity of Dhaka. Street food is important for urban food security as mobile labourers and the poor rely on cheap,... more

von Boemcken, M. (2013). Between security markets and protection rackets. Formations of political order.. Opladen: B. Budrich.

Security is a social practice which constitutes different formations of political order. Developing a political economy of security practice, BICC Senior Researcher Dr. Marc von Boemcken distinguishes these formations with a view to the actual exchanges between various providers and receivers of... more

Grawert, E. (2012). Making a living in rural Sudan.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Food Production of Women, Labour Migration of Men, and Policies for Peasants' Need. This book was first published in Basingstoke/London/New York by MacMillan Press / St. Martin's Press in 1998. The rights have been reverted to the author, Elke Grawert, in 2007. Reproduction, copy of transmission... more

Wirkus, L., & Swatuk, L. (Eds.). (2009). Transboundary water governance in Southern Africa. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

This collection of Southern African case studies is intended to contribute to the burgeoning literature on transboundary water governance (TBWG) particularly as it applies to areas of the Global South. Specifically, the collection interrogates the idea of the ‘boundary’. Transboundary Management is... more

Friedrich, R., & Luethold, A. (Eds.). (2007). Entry-points to Palestinian security sector reform. Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

Security sector reform (SSR) is on top of the Palestinian reform agenda. Palestinians want effective and accountable security forces that respond to their security needs. For them, security sector reform is also necessary to advance Palestinian state-building. However, many political organisations... more

Germann, W., & Karkoszka, A. (Eds.). (2004). Security sector reform in Central and Eastern Europe - Difficult paths towards success. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

This volume reports on the success and failures in the efforts of eleven Central and East European transformation countries in the reform of their respective security sectors over the past decade. The case studies analyse and assess whether and to what extent the norms, concepts, standards and... more

Wulf, H. (2004). Internationalizing and privatizing war and peace. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

What does the internationalization of the armed forces mean for their democratic control, and how can the privatization of the state monopoly of force be prevented? This book addresses the internationalization and privatization of war and peace to find answers to these two questions. If present... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2004). Conversion survey 2005 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

More than two billion human beings throughout the world still live on less than US $2 per day, a situation the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations were designed to redress. Despite progress in a number of areas, the Goals are unlikely to be met without major policy changes. A... more

Batchelor, P., Kingma, K., & Lamb, G. (Eds.). (2004). Demilitarisation and peace-building in Southern Africa (Volume III - The role of the military in state formation and nation-building). Aldershot: Ashgate.

Volume III considers the role that the military has played in state formation and nation-building in five southern African countries, namely Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. more

Batchelor, P., & Kingma, K. (Eds.). (2003). Demilitarisation and peace-building in Southern Africa (Volume I - Concepts and processes). Aldershot: Ashgate.

Provides a conceptual framework for the analysis of demilitarisation and peace-building processes, applicable particularly in the southern Africa context. This volume argues that a broad concept of peace- building has to take into account economic, political, social and cultural factors, at the... more

Caparini, M. (Ed.). (2003). Media in security and governance - The role of the news media in security oversight and accountability. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

The concept of media as the ‘fourth estate’ is now firmly established as a main principle of modern Western democratic theory. Free and independent media are a key element in democracies, where they play a vital role as a bridge or transmission belt between society and those who govern. The... more

Mawdsley, J., Martinelli, M., & Remacle, E. (Eds.). (2003). Europe and the global arms agenda: Security, trade and accountability. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

The development of the European Security and Defence Policy means that the EU also needs to respond to the global armaments agenda. However, as this book shows, this is a contested and under-researched policy space. There are conflicting pressures between the claims of trade and security. Should... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2003). Conversion survey 2004 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Sweeping political and economic transformations worldwide have brought substantial reductions in armaments, armed forces and their associated costs. The authors describe a "decade of disarmament" after decades of an uninterrupted arms race.The decreased military employment of resources... more

Brömmelhörster, J., & Paes, W.-C. (Eds.). (2003). The military as an economic actor - Soldiers in business. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Armed forces across the globe engage in economic activities both in times of war and peace. This book provides a critical analysis of this phenomenon, comparing experiences with "military business" from four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America). Taking an interdisciplinary... more

Germann, W., & Edmunds, T. (Eds.). (2002). Towards security sector reform in post Cold War Europe. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Security Sector Reform (SSR) is a broad and ambitious notion that concerns establishing and improving those security relationships and architectures most commonly associated with liberal democracy. Starting from the premise that there is no universally applicable model for SSR, this volume explores... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2002). Conversion survey 2003 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

In the past year, political leaders and the general public alike have paid increasing attention to what are seen as ‘new threats’ as well as the responses to them. Authoritarian or failed states, terrorism, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and the legitimization of preemptive wars all... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2001). Conversion survey 2002 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 may well be remembered as a turning point in recent history, marking the end of the post-Cold War era. As documented in detail in the Update, after a decade of cuts in military expenditures, reductions in arms production, job losses in the defense... more

Küchle, H. (2000). Rüstungsindustrie im Umbruch: Strategien deutscher Unternehmen und Ansätze einer europäischen Neuordnung. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

After the end of the Cold War, the changed security policy situation caused demand for arms to drop steadily. The accompanying challenges faced by the German arms industry are described by using the aerospace, shipbuilding and tank design industry as an example. Without support by the state, the... more

Faltas, S., & Di Chiaro III, J. (Eds.). (2000). Managing the remnants of war - Micro-disarmament as an element of peace-building. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Most armed conflicts today are waged within states. When a conflict is settled, the process of peace-building must begin. One of the first challenges is Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. The risk of fresh violence will be reduced if combatants turn to peaceful pursuits, and their... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2000). Smart sanctions: The next steps - The debate on arms embargoes and travel sanctions within the 'Bonn-Berlin Process'. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Sanctions are the strongest non-military instruments available to the United Nations to enforce international law, peace and security. More than a dozen sanctions regimes were imposed in the 1990s, but these often had undesired side-effects on the population of the target countries-particularly in... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (2000). Conversion survey 2001 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

The current slowdown in disarmament and conversion, after a decade of reductions, makes it imperative to find new ways of revitalizing these processes. With global military expenditures on the rise again and classical arms control inadequate to the new situation, there is a great need to develop... more

Brömmelhörster, J. (Ed.). (1999). Demystifying the peace dividend. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

By 1998 global military expenditures had been reduced by more than one-third of the amount spent a decade earlier before the Cold War finally ended and when there had been high hopes for a peace dividend. The objective of the book, an edited volume published by the Bonn International Center for... more

Pauwels, N. (Ed.). (1999). War force to work force - Global perspectives on demobilization and reintegration. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

The world has witnessed a major period of disarmament since the end of the Cold War, including the significant downsizing of military forces. Demobilizations of armed forces personnel and opposition fighters and their reintegration into civilian life have taken place to varying extents-and with... more

Altmann, J. (Ed.). (1999). Dual-use in the field of high technology. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

How are civil and military research and development (R&D) connected? Can a policy of dual-use take better advantage of available capacities in times of a reduced threat and lower military expenditures? These questions are considered in a study published by the Bonn International Center for... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (1999). Conversion survey 2000 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

In 1999 the world risked losing sight of on-going disarmament efforts as wars such as Kosovo and Chechnya took the headlines. Nuclear arms negotiations stalled, 'old' conflicts continued, and the United States extended its role as the dominant military power, prompting a debate in Europe as to its... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (1998). Conversion survey 1999 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

With the 'disarmament decade' drawing to a close, perceptible changes in worldwide demilitarization are taking place. The initial post-Cold War enthusiasm for a 'peace dividend' is tempered somewhat by revelations of a recent deceleration in disarmament initiatives. While this trend is reflected in... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (1997). Conversion survey 1998 - Global disarmament, defense industry consolidation and conversion. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

With the conversion survey 1998, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)presents its third yearbook. This year's edition lays emphasis on the worldwide process of adaptation of the defense industries-downsizing, concentration and conversion-to drastically reduced military expenditures... more

Hart, J., & Miller, C. (Eds.). (1997). Chemical weapon destruction in Russia: Political, legal and technical aspects. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

A meeting of 30 experts was held in Bonn, Germany, in November 1996 to discuss various aspects of the destruction of chemical weapons in the Russian Federation. This volume, supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and produced in co-operation with the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC),... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (1996). Conversion survey 1997 - Global disarmament and disposal of surplus weapons. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

n its second yearbook Conversion Survey 1997: Global Disarmament and Disposal of Surplus Weapons, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) presents an up-to-date overview of the most recent trends in international disarmament and conversion. Disarmament is continuing worldwide, even if the... more

Brömmelhörster, J., & Frankenstein, J. (Eds.). (1996). Mixed motives, uncertain outcomes - Defense conversion in China. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.

This volume is ...the definitive statement on the progress of the [Chinese] defense industry to date. It is a fascinating antidote to the analysis offered by those who too naively accept the official COSTIND interpretation of the industry's progress or capabilities. The chapters...cover nearly... more

Brzoska, M. (Ed.). (1995). Conversion survey 1996 - Global disarmament, demilitarization and demobilization. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Sweeping political and economic transformations worldwide have brought substantial reductions in armaments, armed forces and their associated costs. The authors describe a "decade of disarmament" after decades of an uninterrupted arms race.The decreased military employment of resources... more

Voß, W., & Brzoska, M. (Eds.). (1995). Auswirkungen und Alternativen des Eurofighter 2000. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Consequences and Alternatives of the Eurofighter 2000. A study of four countries more