Leashing the Dogs of War

Conflict Management in a Divided World

Author: Chester A. Crocker

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223961

Category: Law

Page: 726

View: 4225

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Leashing the Dogs of War

Conflict Management in a Divided World

Author: Chester A Crocker

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223978

Category: Law

Page: 726

View: 1490

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Turbulent Peace

The Challenges of Managing International Conflict

Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall

Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223299

Category: Political Science

Page: 894

View: 9202

This text explores the sources of contemporary conflict and the many possible responses to it. The authors - 50 analysts of international affairs - present multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, manage or resolve conflicts around the world.

Herding Cats

Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World

Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379924

Category: Law

Page: 735

View: 2437

An illustrious cast of practitioners describes their personal experiences in working to bring peace in significant conflicts across four continents. In each of the two dozen cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving a range of actors - individuals, states, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations - working simultaneously or sequentially. The editors have framed the volume with discussions that link the practitioner cases to the scholarly literature on mediation, thereby situating the case studies in terms of theory while also drawing lessons for both scholars and practitioners that can help guide future endeavors. Main contents : Part I : Multiparty mediation : concepts, issues, strategies, and actors Part II : Conflict prevention and management Part III : Ending violent conflict : the road to settlement Part IV : Settlement and implementation Part V : Conclusion.

Taming Intractable Conflicts

Mediation in the Hardest Cases

Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2686

Some conflicts seem to defy resolution. Marked by longevity, recurrent violence, and militant agendas, these intractable conflicts refuse to be settled either on the battlefield or at the negotiating table. The longer they fester, the stronger the international community's inclination to lose heart and to turn away. But, explain the authors of this provocative volume, effective mediation in intractable conflicts is possible if the mediator knows what to do and when to do it.Written from the mediator's point of view, "Taming Intractable Conflicts" lays out the steps involved in tackling the most stubborn of conflicts. It first puts mediation in a larger context, exploring why mediators choose or decline to become involved, what happens when they get involved for the wrong reasons, and the impact of the mediator's institutional and political environment. It then discusses best mediation tradecraft at different stages: at the beginning of the engagement, when the going gets very rough, during the settlement negotiations, and in the post-settlement implementation stage.Forceful, concise, and highly readable, "Taming Intractable Conflicts" serves not only as a hands on guide for would-be mediators but also as a powerful argument for students of conflict management that intractable conflicts are not beyond the reach of mediation."

Grasping the Nettle

Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict

Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223602

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 6640

Analyzes the defining characteristics and underlying dynamics of intractable conflicts.

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World

Author: United States Institute of Peace

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270704

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 4163

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World examines conflict management capacities and gaps regionally and globally, and assesses whether regions--through their regional organizations or through loose coalitions of states, regional bodies, and non-official actors--are able to address an array of new and emerging security threats.

Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

Author: Pamela Aall Editors,Chester A. Crocker

Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781601272225

Category: Conflict management

Page: 650

View: 8559

In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, "Managing Conflict in a World Adrift" features lessons in contemporary theory and practice of conflict management. In this volume, forty of the world's leading analysts of international affairs provide innovative thinking about the relationship between political, social, and economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict--and what this means in practical terms.

Global Conflict Resolution Through Positioning Analysis

Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam,Rom Harré,Naomi Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387721126

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

View: 4295

Readers find here a volume that applies positioning theory in order to achieve a fuller and more in-depth understanding of conflict and its psychological resolution. Positioning theory is the study of the nature, formation, influence and ways of change of local systems of rights and duties as shared assumptions about them influence small scale interactions. This book will thus be of interest to social psychologists and anyone interested in the development and applications of positioning theory.

Securing the Peace

The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars

Author: Monica Duffy Toft

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400831997

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5853

Timely and pathbreaking, Securing the Peace is the first book to explore the complete spectrum of civil war terminations, including negotiated settlements, military victories by governments and rebels, and stalemates and ceasefires. Examining the outcomes of all civil war terminations since 1940, Monica Toft develops a general theory of postwar stability, showing how third-party guarantees may not be the best option. She demonstrates that thorough security-sector reform plays a critical role in establishing peace over the long term. Much of the thinking in this area has centered on third parties presiding over the maintenance of negotiated settlements, but the problem with this focus is that fewer than a quarter of recent civil wars have ended this way. Furthermore, these settlements have been precarious, often resulting in a recurrence of war. Toft finds that military victory, especially victory by rebels, lends itself to a more durable peace. She argues for the importance of the security sector--the police and military--and explains that victories are more stable when governments can maintain order. Toft presents statistical evaluations and in-depth case studies that include El Salvador, Sudan, and Uganda to reveal that where the security sector remains robust, stability and democracy are likely to follow. An original and thoughtful reassessment of civil war terminations, Securing the Peace will interest all those concerned about resolving our world's most pressing conflicts.

How Wars End

Author: Dan Reiter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069114060X

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 8407

"Dan Reiter explains how information about combat outcomes and other factors may persuade a warring nation to demand more or less in peace negotiations, and why a country might refuse to negotiate limited terms and instead tenaciously pursue absolute victory if it fears that its enemy might renege on a peace deal. He fully lays out the theory and then tests it on more than twenty cases of war-termination behavior, including decisions during the American Civil War, the two world wars, and the Korean War. Reiter helps solve some of the most enduring puzzles in military history, such as why Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, why Germany in 1918 renewed its attack in the West after securing peace with Russia in the East, and why Britain refused to seek peace terms with Germany after France fell in 1940.".

Why Peacekeeping Fails

Author: D. Jett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312292740

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 5646

Dennis C. Jett examines why peacekeeping operations fail by comparing the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique, alongside a wide range of other peacekeeping experiences. The book argues that while the causes of past peacekeeping failures can be identified, the chances for success will be difficult to improve because of the way such operations are initiated and conducted, and the way the United Nations operates as an organization. Jett reviews the history of peacekeeping and the evolution in the number, size, scope, and cost of peacekeeping missions. He also explains why peacekeeping has become more necessary, possible, and desired and yet, at the same time, more complex, more difficult, and less frequently used. The book takes a hard look at the UN's actions and provides useful information for understanding current conflicts.

Winning the Peace

An American Strategy for Post-conflict Reconstruction

Author: Robert Cameron Orr

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892064441

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

View: 4468

Does Peacekeeping Work?

Shaping Belligerents' Choices After Civil War

Author: Virginia Page Fortna

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691136714

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9051

"Fortna demonstrates that peacekeeping is an extremely effective policy tool, dramatically reducing the risk that war will resume. Moreover, she explains that relatively small and militarily weak consent-based peacekeeping operations are often just as effective as larger, more robust enforcement missions. Fortna examines the causal mechanisms of peacekeeping, paying particular attention to the perspective of the peacekept--the belligerents themselves--on whose decisions the stability of peace depends."--publisher website.

Peacemaking in International Conflict

Methods & Techniques

Author: I. William Zartman

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223657

Category: Political Science

Page: 505

View: 8790

This updated and expanded edition of the highly popular volume originally published in 1997 describes the tools and skills of peacemaking that are currently available and critically assesses their usefulness and limitations.

Global Power of Talk

Negotiating America's Interests

Author: Fen Osler Hampson,I. William Zartman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258908

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 5447

The Global Power of Talk explores the power of negotiation and diplomacy in US foreign policy at a critical juncture in US history. Beginning with the failure of US diplomacy in relation to Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s, it shows how a series of diplomatic blunders has laid the foundations for the uninhibited use of 'gun power' over 'talk power' in the last two decades. It critically examines missed opportunities in America's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In a provocative conclusion, the authors argue that the United States can and should negotiate with the so-called 'unengageables' like Iran, North Korea, and Al-Qaeda, in order to find ways to defuse underlying tensions in the global system.

Building Peace

Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: 成甲書房

ISBN: 9781878379733

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 3046

Building Peace is John Paul Lederach's definitive statement on peacebuilding. Lederach explains why we need to move beyond "traditional" diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and short-term objectives, toward a holistic approach that stresses the multiplicity of peacemakers, long-term perspectives, and the need to create an infrastructure that empowers resources within a society and maximizes contributions from outside.

Contemporary Conflict Resolution

Author: Oliver Ramsbotham,Hugh Miall,Tom Woodhouse

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649734

Category: Political Science

Page: 507

View: 9136

Since the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding have risen to the top of the international agenda. The third edition of this hugely popular text explains the key concepts, charts the development of the field, evaluates successes and failures, and assesses the main current challenges and debates in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Existing material has been thoroughly updated and seven new chapters added, on conflict resolution in a changing international order; environmental conflict resolution; conflict resolution in the arts and popular culture; conflict resolution, the media and the communications revolution; managing radical disagreement in intractable conflict; theories and critiques of the field; and upcoming challenges and tasks for the next generation. The authors argue that a new form of cosmopolitan conflict resolution is emerging, which offers a hopeful means for human societies to handle their conflicts non-violently and eventually to transcend and celebrate their differences. Part I offers a comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of conflict resolution. Part II sets the field within the context of rapid global change and addresses the controversies that have surrounded conflict resolution as it has entered the mainstream. Contemporary Conflict Resolution is essential reading for students of peace and security studies, conflict management and international politics, as well as for those working in non-governmental organizations and think-tanks.

Preventing Violent Conflicts

A Strategy for Preventive Diplomacy

Author: Michael S. Lund,Professor Michael Lund

Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9287

In this balanced and comprehensive analysis--the first of its kind--Michael Lund defines early warning and preventive diplomacy; assesses, after reviewing several recent preventive efforts, who does it, what methods work, and why; and suggests how multilateral and national entities (especially the U.S. government) can overcome operational challenges to effective preventive action. The book concludes by sketching the outlines of a more systematic, global preventive regime, one that draws on the strengths of individual states, the United Nations, regional organizations, and NGOs.