Addresses the issues about increased violence in the developing countries with two common perspectives. The first is the liberal interpretation, and the second is a romantic, utopian view of violence. This book aims to forge an alternative way of understanding the role of violence in the transition to capitalism and a global economy.
Stefan Wolff investigates the origins, dynamics, management, and settlement of ethnic conflicts throughout the world - and helps explain why nationalism and ethnicity are still such powerful forces in turning neighbour against neighbour.
Exploring the challenge of rehabilitating countries after civil wars, this 2004 book finds that if democracy and capitalism are introduced too quickly they can increase danger of renewed fighting. A more effective approach to post-conflict peacebuilding would be to introduce political and economic reform in a more gradual and controlled manner.
Fully updated for the second edition, the book includes a new section which focuses solely on detailed analysis of contemporary cases of ethnic conflict (Ukraine, Kosovo, the Kurds, Great Lakes) providing accessible examples that bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Containing extracts by major contributors to debates on ethnicity, including Weber, Brass, Hechter, and Horowitz, this book offers explanations for the contentious nature of ethnicity, its worldwide effects, and the possible means for overcoming conflicts.
This collection addresses the problem of ethnic conflict and its regulation. It begins with a guide to the methods used to eliminate or manage such conflict, and is followed by a global sample of case studies written by leading authorities.
* This thorough analysis, with its expert grasp of the subtleties of ethno-national and ethno-religious politics, fills a real gap in the peace studies literature. * Fair and balanced both in terms of different political actors and in its examination of approaches to peace making, and their academic proponents.
The social psychologist Peter T. Coleman explores how conflict resolution and complexity science provide guidance for dealing with seemingly intractable political differences. The Way Out is a vital and timely guide to breaking free from the cycle of mutual contempt in order to better our lives, relationships, and country.
Examines the causes of escalation and de-escalation in intrastate conflicts. By integrating the ideas with various case studies, this title fills a gap in our understanding of the forces that lead to moderation and constructive engagement in the context of violent, intrastate conflicts. It is of interest to students of conflict management.
Unique in its breadth and profoundly humanitarian in its focus, Surviving the Peace situates digestible explanations of the region's bewilderingly complex recent history among interviews, conversations, and tableaus from the lives of everyday Bosnians attempting to make sense of what passes for normal in a postwar society.
This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness.
In this volume, a selection of practitioners describe their personal experiences in working to bring peace in significant conflicts across four continents. They emphasize that the mediator must operate in an environment of daunting complexity, insecurity and uncertainty.
An examination of how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It should be of interest to South Asian scholars and policymakers and to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.
One of the most significant and fascinating novels to come out of the former Yugoslavia. Ahmet Shabo returns home to eighteenth-century Sarajevo from the war in Russia, numbed by the death in battle or suicide of nearly his entire military unit.
A cool analysis of authoritarian tendencies among the Balkans' entrenched elites and the hollowness of existing 'democratisation' approaches.
ONE OF 'THE SPECTATOR' BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018, CHOSEN BY KAPIL KOMIREDDI
Brings together a range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism. This work features K Anthony Appiah's commentary on the tensions between personal and collective identities, such as those shaped by religion, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexuality.
This book examines conflict and conflict regulation processes. It reviews theories of conflict and techniques of conflict management and presents case studies of self-limiting conflict in India to illustrate unconventional approaches to conflict regulation.
This hands-on text provides an essential introduction to international negotiation, exploring the impact of complex multilateralism on traditional negotiation concepts such as bargaining, issue salience, and strategic choice. The authors include a rich array of current real-world cases and examples to illustrate key themes.
This fascinating and instructive book offers about a revealing, blow-by-blow description of secret, headline-making negotiations in the Mideast, Korea, Africa, and Bosnia, as well as an invaluable guide to conducting such a difficult process of tremendous practical application to a wide variety of conflict resolution professionals.
This volume will be swiftly recognized as the essential, cutting edge reference for all practitioners, students, and teachers in the field of conflict resolution, produced by the most important and distinguished brand name in the field: The Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
This is the fourth edition of one of the seminal works in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. The book is practical blend of theory, research, and practice with a useful how to approach to resolving disputes at various stages of development and resolution.
Covers the skills, techniques and strategies required in mediation by mediators, lawyers, clients and other participants. This title features examples, case studies, exercises and precedents. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced mediators.
Drawing on their own experiences as mediators, the contributors to this book discuss the benefits and drawbacks of mediation and use case studies to illustrate how mediation works in practice. This book provides a comprehensive overview of mediation as well as containing useful information and advice for anyone involved in mediation.
This title deals with dispute resolution as a coherent and discrete topic and remains unchallenged in this respect. It covers the theory, principles and practice of ADR especially mediation, providing understanding, guidance and authority.
The tactics employed in legal deals and disputes often result in a breakdown in communication or in unsettled cases. This book offers a step-by-step guide to conflict resolution, providing both lawyers and their clients with ways to change 'conflict to collaboration'.