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Armed conflict may appear to be in long term decline, but the intractability and destructiveness of contemporary conflicts make conflict resolution as urgent and necessary as ever. The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader is the first comprehensive survey of the field as it has evolved over the last fifty years, bringing together the seminal writings of its founders with the cutting-edge interventions of today s leading exponents and practitioners. Drawing on their extensive experience and knowledge of conflict and peace research across the world, the editors have selected a rich and illuminating set of readings that offer a unique and accessible overview of the many different aspects of conflict resolution. The chapters range across prevention, nonviolence, constructive approaches, mediation, negotiation, reconciliation and peace-building. Each one is framed by an editorial introduction and the readings are helpfully broken up into the following sections: reflective pieces, guides to practice, case studies and tools for learning. Covering classical and contemporary ideas, the Reader includes extracts which mark the continued innovation, relevance and dynamism of the field globally. Whether used on its own or as a companion to the hugely popular Contemporary Conflict Resolution, this Reader will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers of peace and conflict research, politics and international relations, as well as practitioners working in the field. While acknowledging the scale of the challenges ahead, this inspiring collection suggests a hopeful and practical vision of the way forward for conflict resolution in the 21st century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 28mm | 779.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 074568677X
  • 9780745686776
  • 525,151

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"This book is an absolute must-have resource for anyone interested in the birth and history of conflict resolution as a field of study, as well as a lexicon of fundamental documents that are currently shaping thinking and practice in the peacebuilding field. It is a unique and inspiring testimony to many of the challenges the field has faced, as well as demonstrating the strategic import of todays scholars and practitioners about how better to address the resolution of conflicts around the world today." Mari Fitzduff, Brandeis University "This book is indispensable for all teachers, researchers and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and peace-building. It brings together seminal, defining texts so that readers can discern the genealogy of our interdisciplinary academic discipline. But it also directs our attention to a whole series of tried and tested practical measures for dealing with deep division and violence. By combining the readings into theory ,praxis , peace-building and reconciliation this collection reminds us that this field is not only deeply analytical but also normative in intent. It does not succumb to the paralysing consequences of realist pessimism nor fall into any false idealist position. It analyses violence critically and provides hard and tested solutions to deep rooted and intractable problems. I will be ordering it for myself and my library. It will find its way as a key text in our field." Kevin Clements, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies,University of Otago, New Zealand "Once again, Woodhouse et al. have produced an incredible resource for the conflict resolution field. I have been using various portions of Contemporary Conflict Resolution in my graduate classes for years, and this new book complements it beautifully. It brings together in one volume an array of primary theories in the field with current writing that highlights both questions and challenges. My students are always asking ?is there a basic set of readings in conflict resolution?? and I?ll now be able to point them in the direction of this great new book!" Eileen F. Babbitt, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts Universityshow more

About Mr. Hugh Miall

Hugh Miall is Professor of International Relations at the University of Kent Tom Woodhouse is Adam Curle Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford Oliver Ramsbotham is Emeritus Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford Christopher Mitchell is Professor Emeritus of Conflict Resolution at George Mason Universityshow more

Table of contents

Sources and Acknowledgements Debating Conflict Resolution: Texts, Voices and Narratives Tom Woodhouse, Hugh Miall, Oliver Ramsbotham and Christopher Mitchell Part I Foundations Introduction 1 On Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch Immanuel Kant 2 The Value for Conflict Resolution of a General Discipline of International Relations Quincy P. Wright 3 The Mathematical Psychology of War Lewis F. Richardson 4 Conflict and Defense; A General Theory Kenneth Boulding 5 Conflict and Communication John Burton 6 Conflict Theory and Practice Johan Galtung 7 The Middle East Conflict Johan Galtung 8 Conflict in Man-Made Environment Anatol Rapoport 9 The Management of Protracted Social Conflict Ed Azar 10 The Functions of Social Conflict Lewis Coser 11 The Strategy of Conflict Tom Schelling 12 Building a Global Civic Culture; Education for an Interdependent World Elise Boulding 13 A Brief History of Social Psychological Theorizing about Conflict Morton Deutsch Toolbox Part II Conflict Theories and Analysis Introduction Conflict Theories 14 The Structure of International Conflict Chris Mitchell 15 Extending the Reach of Basic Human Needs Dennis Sandole 16 Ethnic Groups in Conflict Donald Horowitz 17 New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era Mary Kaldor 18 The Economic Functions of Violence in Civil Wars David Keen 19 Horizontal Inequalities: A Neglected Dimension of Development Frances Stewart 20 Dynamics of Contention Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow, Charles Tilly 21 A Nested Theory of Conflicts Marie Dugan 22 Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies John Paul Lederach 23 Conflict Resolution and the Structural Sources of Conflict Richard Rubinstein 24 Telling Each Other Apart: A Discursive Approach to Violent Conflict Jolle Demmers 25 Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War James Fearon and David Laitin Conflict Analysis 26 Conflict Analysis Tools Simon Mason and Sandra Rychard 27 FAST Conflict Analytical Framework applied to Angola Swisspeace 28 Systemic Conflict Transformation: Reflections on the Conflict and Peace Process in Sri Lanka Norbert Ropers Toolbox Part III Praxis (1): Conflict Prevention and Nonviolence Introduction Reflective Pieces 29 Constructive Conflict: from Escalation to Resolution Louis Kriesberg and Bruce W. Dayton 30 Breaking Cycles of Violence, Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Conflicts Janie Leatherman, Raimo Vayrynen, William E. Demars, and Patrick Gaffney 31 Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life; Hindus and Muslims in India Ashutosh Varshney Guides to Practice 32 Report of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Case Studies 33 Conflict Prevention in the Baltic States: The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Ed. Rob Zaagman 34 Chill Out: Why Cooperation is Balancing Conflict Among Major States in the New Arctic Andrew Hart, Bruce Jones and David Steven 35 Negotiation Games Steven Brams 36 Nonviolence in Peace and War, vol II Mohandas K. Gandhi 37 From Dictatorship to Democracy Gene Sharp 38 Nonviolent Resistance and Conflict Transformation in Power Asymmetries Veronique Dudouet Toolbox Part IV Praxis (2): Mediation, Negotiation and Reconciliation Introduction Reflective Pieces 39 Understanding Conflict Resolution Peter Wallensteen 40 Making Peace Adam Curle 41 International Mediation in Theory and Practice Saadia Touval and William Zartman 42 Readiness Theory and the Northern Ireland Conflict Dean Pruitt 43 Why Orphaned Peace Settlements are More Prone to Failure Fen Hampson 44 The Mediation Dilemma Kyle Beardsley 45 The Meaning of Reconciliation Hizkias Assefa Guides to Practice 46 Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In Roger Fisher and William Ury 47 From Identity-Based Conflict to Identity-Based Cooperation Jay Rothman 48 Approaches to Community Relations Work Mari Fitzduff 49 Peacemaking Public and Private Adam Curle 50 In the Middle Adam Curle 51 Training Manual in Community Mediation Skills Mediation UK 52 Use of language by mediators: Exercises Case Studies 53 Disputes and Negotiations Philip Gulliver 54 Explaining Conflict Transformation: How Jerusalem became Negotiable Cecilia Albin 55 The Dayton Agreement. The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina 56 Northern Ireland documents Toolbox Part V Praxis (3): Peacebuilding Introduction Reflective Pieces 57 Understanding the Contradictions of Postwar Peacebuilding Roland Paris and Timothy Sisk 58 The US Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq and The UN s Role in Nation-Building: From Congo to Iraq James Dobbins et al. 59 Hybrid peace: the Interaction Between top-down and bottom-up peace Roger Mac Ginty 60 Transitional justice and reconciliation: theory and practice Martina Fischer 61 Towards a Strategic Framework for Peacebuilding: Getting Their Act Together Dan Smith 62 The Potential Complementarity of Mediation and Consultation within a Contingency Model of Third Party Intervention Ronald Fisher and Loraleigh Keashly Guides to Practice 63 Code of Conduct for Conflict Transformation International Alert Case Studies 64 Women Take the Lead in Pastoral Kenya Van Tongeren et al. (eds.) 65 Governing (in) Kirkuk: resolving the status of a disputed territory in post-American Iraq Stefan Wolff Toolbox Part VI Challenges and Future Directions Introduction 66 The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Stephen Pinker 67 Climate Change and Armed Conflict James Lee 68 Revisiting Change and Conflict: On Underlying Assumptions and the De-Politicisation of Conflict Resolution Vivienne Jabri 69 From Pacification to Peacebuilding: A Call to Global Transformation Diana Francis 70 Culture and Conflict Resolution Kevin Avruch 71 Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective Karlheinz Koppe, Aurangzeb Haneef, Kam-Por Yu, Grimaldo Remifo, Kofi Asare Opoku 72 Ushahidi: From Crisis Mapping in Kenya to Mapping the Globe 73 Cosmopolitanism after 9/11 David Held Toolbox Indexshow more

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"This book is an absolute must-have resource for anyone interested in the birth and history of conflict resolution as a field of study, as well as a lexicon of fundamental documents that are currently shaping thinking and practice in the peacebuilding field. It is a unique and inspiring testimony to many of the challenges the field has faced, as well as demonstrating the strategic import of todays scholars and practitioners about how better to address the resolution of conflicts around the world today." Mari Fitzduff, Brandeis University "This book is indispensable for all teachers, researchers and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and peace-building. It brings together seminal, defining texts so that readers can discern the genealogy of our interdisciplinary academic discipline. But it also directs our attention to a whole series of tried and tested practical measures for dealing with deep division and violence. By combining the readings into theory ,praxis , peace-building and reconciliation this collection reminds us that this field is not only deeply analytical but also normative in intent. It does not succumb to the paralysing consequences of realist pessimism nor fall into any false idealist position. It analyses violence critically and provides hard and tested solutions to deep rooted and intractable problems. I will be ordering it for myself and my library. It will find its way as a key text in our field." Kevin Clements, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies,University of Otago, New Zealand "Once again, Woodhouse et al. have produced an incredible resource for the conflict resolution field. I have been using various portions of Contemporary Conflict Resolution in my graduate classes for years, and this new book complements it beautifully. It brings together in one volume an array of primary theories in the field with current writing that highlights both questions and challenges. My students are always asking "is there a basic set of readings in conflict resolution?" and I'll now be able to point them in the direction of this great new book!" Eileen F. Babbitt, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts Universityshow more

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