Contemporary Conflict Resolution The Prevention, Management and Transformation of Deadly Conflicts

ISBN-10: 0745632130

ISBN-13: 9780745632131

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Hugh Miall, Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse

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Since the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace-keeping and peace-building have risen to the top of the international agenda. The second edition of this hugely popular text charts the development of the field from its pioneers to its contemporary exponents and offers an assessment of its achievements and the challenges it faces in the changed security environment of the early 21st century.The book has been extensively revised and expanded. Existing material has been thoroughly updated and new chapters added on peace-building from below; reconciliation; responding to terror; gender issues; the ethics of intervention; dialogue, discourse and disagreement; culture and conflict resolution; and future directions for the field.The first part offers an original and comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of conflict resolution in contemporary conflicts. It gives a clear picture of the state of the art in preventing, limiting and ending violent conflicts, post-war reconstruction, peace-building and reconciliation. Drawing on up-to-date statistics of conflict and contemporary case studies, the book explores the scope for conflict resolution and also the formidable obstacles it faces.The second part enters into the controversies which have surrounded conflict resolution as it has become part of the mainstream. Addressing critiques of the field, the authors argue that a new form of cosmopolitan conflict resolution is emerging that is neither a marginal and visionary enterprise nor a tool of the powerful, but offers a hopeful means for human societies to transcend and celebrate their differences.Contemporary Conflict Resolution 2nd edition is essential reading for all students of peace and security studies, conflict management, international politics and related disciplines.
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List price: $26.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

#60;a name="TIS-AUTHOR-BIO"#62;Oliver Ramsbotham is Emeritus Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford, Tom Woodhouse is Adam Curle Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford and Hugh Miall is Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes
List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
Contemporary Conflict Resolution
Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Concepts and Definitions
Why a Second Edition?
Conflict Resolution Models
Framework Models
Classical Ideas
New Developments in Conflict Resolution
Structure of the Book
Recommended reading
Conflict Resolution: Origins, Foundations and Development of the Field
Precursors: The First Generation, 1918-1945
Foundations: The Second Generation, 1945-1965
Consolidation: The Third Generation, 1965-1985
Reconstruction: The Fourth Generation, 1985-2005
Recommended reading
Statistics of Deadly Quarrels
The Conflict Domain
Conflict Trends
Conflict Distribution
Conflict Types
Terrorism and Conflict
Conflict Costs
Conflict Mapping and Conflict Tracking
Recommended reading
Understanding Contemporary Conflict
Theories and Frameworks
The Context for an Evaluation of Conflict Resolution Theory
Edward Azar's Theory of Protracted Social Conflict (PSC)
Have More Recent Theories Confirmed or Discredited PSC?
An Interpretative Framework for Conflict Analysis
Recommended reading
Preventing Violent Conflict
Causes and Preventors of War
Early Warning
Deep or Structural Prevention
Light or Operational Prevention
Mainstreaming Prevention: International Organizations and the Evolution of Norms and Policies
Recent Experience and Case Studies
Recommended reading
Containing Violent Conflict: Peacekeeping
First- and Second-Generation UN Peacekeeping, 1956-1995
War Zones, War Economies and Cultures of Violence
To Intervene or Not to Intervene? New Requirements for Third-Generation Peacekeeping
Third-Generation Peacekeeping and Human Security
Case Studies
Conclusion: The Transformationist Critique
Recommended reading
Ending Violent Conflict: Peacemaking
The Challenge of Ending Violent Conflict
Conflict Resolution and War Ending
De-escalation, Ripeness and Conditions for Ending Violent Conflict
Mediation and Third-Party Intervention
Peace Processes: Turning Points, Sticking Points and Spoilers
Negotiations and Settlements
Case Studies
Recommended reading
Post-War Reconstruction
Intervention, Reconstruction, Withdrawal (IRW) Operations, 1989-2004
Filling the Post-War Planning Gap
Wittgenstein's Locomotive Cabin: The International Post-War Reconstruction Blueprint
A Conflict Resolution Assessment of Intervention, Reconstruction and Withdrawal Operations, 1989-2004
A Conflict Resolution Assessment: Evaluating Cases
Recommended reading
The Idea of Peacebuilding From Below
The Mainstreaming of Peacebuilding Models in International Policy
Implementing Peacebuilding From Below
Case Study: Peacebuilding in Kosovo, 1999-2004
Recommended reading
Four Meanings of Reconciliation
Between Separation and a Fusion of Identities
Dealing with the Past: Trauma and Atrocity
Peace or Justice? Not Exclusive Alternatives
Alternative Paths to Reconciliation
Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution: Going Down the Escalation Ladder
Recommended reading
Cosmopolitan Conflict Resolution
Terror and Global Justice
Conflict Resolution and Terrorism
Conflict Resolution as a Response
The First Dimension: Prevention - Reducing Proneness to Terrorism
Democracy as an Antidote to Terrorism?
The Second Dimension: Persuasion - Reducing Motivation and Support
The Third Dimension: Denial - Reducing Vulnerability and Defeating Hardliners
The Fourth Dimension: Cooperation - Maximizing International Efforts
Recommended reading
Gender in Conflict Resolution
Making Women Visible as Agents of Change
Data-Collection and Case Studies
Rethinking Conflict Resolution Theory
Mainstreaming Gender in Policy-Making and the Empowerment of Women
Recommended reading
The Ethics of Intervention
Conflict Resolution Roles
Conflict Resolution Intervention Principles
From Just War to Just Intervention
Conclusion: International Ethics, International Law and International Politics
Recommended reading
Dialogue, Discourse and Disagreement
Interactive Conflict Resolution
Dialogical Conflict Resolution and Gadamerian Hermeneutics
Discursive Conflict Transformation and Habermasian Critical Theory
Conclusion: Taking Radical Disagreement Seriously in Conflict Resolution
Recommended reading
Culture, Religion and Conflict Resolution
How Far Down Does Cultural Variation Reach?
Culture and Conflict Resolution: Three Responses
Religion and Conflict Resolution: Islamic and Buddhist Approaches
Recommended reading
Future Directions: Towards Cosmopolitan Conflict Resolution
The Nature of the International Collectivity
The Arrow of the Future: Conflict Resolution and World Politics
International Law
International Intervention
The United Nations
Conflict Resolution: The Next Generation
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