Locating the Counter-Peace

Sandra Pogodda, Oliver P. Richmond, Gëzim Visoka

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The literature on the stagnation or failure of peace processes has rapidly grown in the past three decades. While there are many good studies on various aspects of peacemaking failures, there is not a single study which examines conceptually, empirically, and comparatively the various blockages to peace, or distils them into counter-peace patterns. Neither has there been much attempt to investigate the international dynamics behind failed peace processes. This chapter reviews some of the relevant background literature. It then distinguishes the counter-peace from other concepts before drawing on the literature on counterrevolutions to see what analysis of blocked peace processes can learn from it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
VolumePart F831
ISSN (Print)1759-3735
ISSN (Electronic)2752-857X

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© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 2023.


  • Blockages to peace
  • Civil wars
  • Counter-peace actors
  • Counterrevolution


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