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Conflict Analysis Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions

ISBN-10: 1601271433

ISBN-13: 9781601271433

Edition: 2012

Authors: Matthew Bernard Levinger

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Description:

Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions is a guide for practitioners seeking to prevent deadly conflict or mitigate political instability. This handbook integrates theory and practice and emphasizes the importance of analyzing the causes of peace as well as the causes of conflict. It stresses that conflict analysis is a social as well as an intellectual process, helping practitioners translate analysis into effective action.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Understanding Deadly Conflict
Global Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
Trends
Costs of Conflict
Perils of Prediction
Conflict Analysis and Adaptive Leadership
Causes of Conflict and Peace
The Curve of Conflict
The Strategic Dimension
The Political Dimension
The Socioeconomic Dimension
The Psychological Dimension
The Cultural Dimension
Violence as a Strategic Choice
Risk Assessment and Early Warning
Early Warning Watchlists
Conflict Metrics Instruments
Environmental Degradation and Climate Change
Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Early Warning at the Local Level
Tools for the Trade
Conflict Assessment Frameworks
Self-Assessment
Gathering Information
Four-Step Assessment Process
Transition to Planning
Narrative Analysis
Listening as a Peacebuilding Technique
Who: Leaders and Constituents
What and Why: Positions Versus Interests and Needs
When: Mythic Histories
Where: Territorial Narratives
How: Strategy and Tactics
Conflict Mapping and Systems Mapping
Conflict Mapping
Systems Mapping
Scenario Analysis
Scenario-Building Techniques
Scenario Analysis in Conflict Management
Visualizing Scenarios
Selecting and Tracking Indicators
Linking Vision to Action
From Analysis to Action
Navigating Cognitive Minefields
Groupthink
Black Swans
Psychic Numbing
Conflict Analysis in the Planning Process
Framing the Problem
Defining Objectives
Situation Analysis
Designing a Plan of Action
Measuring Progress and Adapting to Change
Conclusion: The Value of Collaborative Conflict Analysis
Appendices
Estimating Mortality from Violent Conflict
Early Warning Watchlists and Reports
Conflict Metrics
Private Strategic Forecasters
Conflict Assessment Frameworks
U.S. Institute of Peace Narrative Analysis Framework
Conflict Mapping Tools
Template for a Logical Framework Matrix (Logframe)
Glossary
Resources
Index