Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Reality: Opportunities and Innovations v. 2

Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Reality: Opportunities and Innovations v. 2 : Opportunities and Innovations

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There is a widening range of organizations that are being called upon to do conflict prevention. These actors range from the corporate sector and NGOs to regional and multilateral economic and political organizations, with diverse mandates, leadership, funding, and operational activities. Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Reality, Volume 2: Opportunities and Innovations offers a critical evaluation of existing and emerging approaches to applied conflict prevention. An international team of practitioners and researchers with rich theoretical and field experience examine the analytical requirements to understand the causes of conflict and link these causes to a range of response options by a variety of relevant actors. They also discuss the newest frontiers of conflict prevention, including the threat of terrorism and the role of the private sector. While development practitioners, the corporate sector, foreign policy makers, and NGOs are coming to conflict prevention from different directions, they nevertheless reflect common objectives, and need to be able to speak each other's language. The volume highlights innovative approaches to allow individuals within these organizations to understand how they can best use the array of political, economic, social and developmental instruments available to them to be better analysts and to provide for more effective more

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  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 38mm | 953g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739105507
  • 9780739105504

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These two volumes form an encyclopedic study of the means of conflict prevention The first volume examines agents and institutions, the second causes and capacities. The choice of chapters to encompass the components of the subject is careful and comprehensive, and there is much breadth and wisdom in the chapters themselves. The volumes deserve a wide and bifocal audience. For analysts, the two volumes push back the frontiers into new aspects to study; for practitioners, they show that the challenge is in applying what we know aplenty, not in hiding behind claims of ignorance. -- William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University It is always a pleasure to come across volumes with the breadth and scope as the ones edited so perceptively by David Carment and Albrecht Schnabel. Their gumption illuminates the patterns of mainstreaming conflict prevention in the post-Cold War period. In this respect, these tomes are not simply a reassessment of extant analytical frameworks, but an inspiring mapping of politics and policy of conflict prevention. Thence, the two parts of Conflict Prevention are a lasting testimony of the encyclopedic endeavor to chart the gist of different conflict prevention approaches, while presenting a cornucopia of insight and best-practice. Panorama The scholarship is first-rate, thorough, and comprehensive. This work will be a significant contribution to the study, training and practice of conflict prevention... I regard the theoretical discussion in the second volume among its greatest strengths' overall the original evidence, comprehensiveness, and integrative nature of the work are its best features. -- Franke Wilmer, Director and Professor, Political Science, Montana State University, Bozemanshow more

About David Carment

Albrecht Schnabel is Senior Research Fellow at swisspeace, Bern. David Carment is Director of the Centre for Security and Defense Studies and Associate Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University, more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Into the Mainstream: Applied Conflict Prevention Part 3 Analytical Requirements Chapter 3 Natural Resource Endowment and Conflicts in Developing Countries: From Causes to Possible Solutions Chapter 4 Sources of Violent Conflict Chapter 4 Introducing Gender in Conflict and Conflict Prevention: Conceptual and Policy Implications Chapter 7 Anticipating State Failure Chapter 7 "Mainstreaming" Conflict Prevention Policies of Third-party Actors: Building an In-house Capacity for Preventive Action Chapter 8 Generating the Means to an End: Political Will and Integrated Responses to Early Warning Chapter 8 Human Security and Conflict Prevention Part 9 Response Strategies and Capacity Building Chapter 9 Non-governmental Organizations and Conflict Prevention: Roles, Capabilities, Limitations Chapter 11 Training as a Means to Build Capacity in Conflict Prevention: The UNITAR Approach Chapter 12 Building Capacity within the United Nations: Cooperation of the Prevention of Violent Conflicts Chapter 13 Conflict Prevention through Peace Education: A Debate Part 16 The Frontiers of Applied Conflict Prevention Chapter 17 The Centrality of Confidence Building Measures: Lessons from the Middle East Chapter 18 Preventing Terrorism? Direct Measures First-Intrusive, Nomrative, and Personal Chapter 19 Conflict Prevention and Financial Capacity Building Chapter 20 Assessing the Corporate Sector's Role in Conflict Prevention Chapter 21 The Private Sector and Conflict Prevention Mainstreamingshow more