From Promise to Practice

From Promise to Practice : Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict

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How can the United Nations, regional and subregional organizations, government donors, and other policymakers best apply the tools of conflict prevention to the wide range of intrastate conflict situations actually found in the field? The detailed case studies and analytical chapters in From Promise to Practice offer operational lessons for fashioning strategy and tactics to meet the challenges of specific conflicts, both potential and more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1588261123
  • 9781588261120

About Chandra Lekha Sriram

Chandra Lekha Sriram is an associate at the International Peace Academy, where she directs the conflict prevention project. Karin Wermester is senior program officer at IPA. She is a contributing editor to Peacebuilding as Politics: Cultivating Peace in Fragile more

Table of contents

- Introduction - the Editors. - THEORETICAL CHALLENGES, OPERATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. - From Risk to Response: Phases of Conflict, Phases of Conflict Prevention - C. L. Sriram, with K. Wermester. - Third-Party Incentives and the Phases of Conflict Prevention - D. Rothchild. - LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: MANAGING THE GESTATION OF CONFLICT. - Kenya: Identifying the Root Causes of Recurring "Ethnic Clashes" - S. Brown. - Zanzibar: A Multilevel Analysis of Conflict Prevention - P.J. Kaiser. - Fiji: Peacemaking in a Multiethnic State - R. Premdas. - LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: ANTICIPATING THE TRIGGERS OF VIOLENCE. - Javakheti, Georgia: Why Conflict Prevention? - A. Matveeva. - East Timor: The Path to Self-Determination - T. Samuel. - LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: PREVENTING ESCALATION OR RESURGENCE. - Colombia: International Involvement in Protracted Peacemaking - M. W. Chernick. - Tajikistan: Bad Peace Agreements and Prolonged Civil Conflict - K. Collins. - Liberia: Legacies and Leaders - G. C. Kieh. - Burundi: Conflict Prevention or Postconflict Peacebuilding? - M.O. Maundi. - OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. - Opportunities and Challenges for Preventive Actors - C.L. Sriram. - Appendix: Recent UN Conflict Prevention more