Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia

Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia : An Overview of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities

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Presenting surveys of the violent conflicts in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, the contributors offer a combination of background information, detailed descriptions of ongoing activities, and assessments of future prospects for conflict resolution and peacebuilding. A major focus of their work is the efforts of regional organizations and NGOs to make civil society part of any peace process, and they thoroughly cover the activities of grassroots groups. A directory of more than 400 organizations working in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the region is also included. More than 40 experts and organizations in Europe and Eurasia have collaborated in the compilation of this important work, which includes contributions by such prominent scholars and practitioners as Mari Fitzduff, Michael S. Lund, Valery Tishkov, Raymond Detrez, and Kevin Clements. The work was coordinated by the European Centre for Conflict Prevention, an NGO dedicated to contributing to the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts in the international arena.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 700 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 43.2mm | 1,224.71g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588260542
  • 9781588260543

Table of contents

Introduction. REFLECTIONS. Conflict Prevention and the EU. Conflict Prevention and the OSCE. The History and Heritage of the Soviet Union. Minority Issues in Eastern Europe. Intergroup Conflicts in Western Europe. Regional Cooperation as a Prerequisite for Peace. Calling for a Broad Approach to Conflict Resolution. The State of the Art of Conflict Transformation. An Infrastructure for Conflict Prevention in Europe. Some Lessons Learned. SURVEYS OF CONFLICT PREVENTION. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Chechnya. Croatia. Cyprus. Daghestan. Ferghana Valley. Georgia. Kosovo. Macedonia. Moldova. Montenegro. Nagorno Karabakh. North Ossetia. Northern Ireland. Serbia. Spain. Tajikistan. Turkey. Yugoslavia. DIRECTORY. Profiles of European and Eurasian NGOs involved in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, organized by country, as well as government agencies and international networks and organizations.
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About Paul Van Tongeren

Paul van Tongeren is founder and executive director of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP), based in Utrecht. Hans van de Veen is senior journalist and head of the Journalistic Office of Environment and Development Productions, Amsterdam. Juliette Verhoeven is coordinator of the ECCP's program on Europe and Eurasia.
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