Ian S. Spears, Believers, Skeptics and Failure in Conflict Resolution (New York: Palgrave, 2019):
Ian S. Spears, The Search for Security: Strategy and Civil War in African States (Boulder: Lynne Rienner/First Forum, 2010):
Paul Kingston and Ian S. Spears ed. States-Within-States: Incipient Political Entities in the Post-Cold War Era. (New York: Palgrave: 2004):
Books Chapters and Journal Articles
Ian S. Spears, Patrick Wight, “Sudan and South Sudan: Accounting for Their Intractable Conflicts,” African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review, Volume 5, Number 2, (Fall 2015), pp. 143-158.
Ian S. Spears, “Africa’s Informal Power-Sharing and the Prospects for Peace,” Civil Wars, vol. 15, no. 1 (2013), pp. 37-53.
Ian S. Spears, “The Ethiopian Crisis and the Emergence of Ethiopia in a Changing State System,” in G. Bruce Strang ed. Collision of Empires: Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia and Its International Impact (Ashgate, 2013), pp. 33-51.
Ian S. Spears, “The State System and Africa’s Permanent Instability,” Chapter 10 in James Hentz ed. Routledge Handbook of African Security (Routledge, 2013), pp. 113-121.
Robert O. Matthews, Elisabeth King, and Ian S. Spears, eds., “A New Agenda for Peace,” International Journal, vol. 67, no. 2 (2012).
Ian S. Spears, “The False Promise of Peacebuilding,” International Journal (Spring 2012), pp. 295-311.
Ian S. Spears, “Human Security and the State in Africa,” African Security Review, vol. 16, no. 2 (June 2007), pp. 14-25.
Ian S. Spears, “When Good Governments Go Bad: Leadership and the Limits of Intervention in Africa,” International Journal (Spring 2007), pp. 344-361.
Ian S. Spears, Elisabeth King and Hevina Dashwood eds., “Durable Peace” Special edition of International Journal in honour of Robert O. Matthews vol. LX, issue 4 (Autumn 2005).
Ian S. Spears, “Anarchy and the Problems of Power Sharing in Africa,” in Sid Noel ed. From Power Sharing to Democracy: Post-conflict Institutions in Ethnically Divided Societies, ed. (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005).
Ian S. Spears, “Debating Secession and the Recognition of New States in Africa,” African Security Review, vol. 13, no. 2 (2004), pp. 35-48.
Taisier M. Ali, Robert O. Matthews and Ian S. Spears, “Failures in Peacebuilding: Sudan (1972-83) and Angola (1991-1998)” in Robert O. Matthews and Taisier M. Ali eds. Durable Peace: Challenges for Peacebuilding in Africa (Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2004).
Ian S. Spears, “Reflections on Somaliland and Africa’s Territorial Order.” Review of African Political Economy, No. 95 (Winter 2003), pp. 89-98.
Ian S. Spears, “The Limits of Power-Sharing.” Journal of Democracy. Vol. 13. No. 3 (July 2002), pp.123-136.
Ian S. Spears, “Building Confidence Amidst Africa’s Civil Wars: The Opportunities and Constraints.” Civil Wars. Vol. 3. No. 2. (Summer 2000), pp. 23-50.
Ian S. Spears, Confidence-Building in Africa. The Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada (March 2000).
Ian S. Spears, “Understanding Inclusive Peace Agreements in Africa: The Problems of Sharing Power,” Third World Quarterly. Vol. 21. No. 1 (2000), pp. 105-118.
Ian S. Spears, “Angola’s Elusive Peace: The Collapse of the Lusaka Accord,” International Journal. Vol LIV. No. 4 (Autumn 1999), pp. 562-581.
Ian S. Spears, “Power-Sharing and Conflict Resolution in Africa: A Review of the Case Study Literature,” International Journal. Vol. LIV. No. 3 (Summer 1999), pp. pp. 525-532.