Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises

Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises

by Janie Leatherman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565490924

ISBN-13: 9781565490925

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

This timely book studies how to target and prioritize resources in societies at immediate risk for violent conflict. The text develops guidelines, illustrated in the cases of Burundi and Macedonia, for assessing the causes of conflict through early warning indicators, while presenting multidimensional strategies to transform them. Preventative action is seen as a…  See more details below

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This timely book studies how to target and prioritize resources in societies at immediate risk for violent conflict. The text develops guidelines, illustrated in the cases of Burundi and Macedonia, for assessing the causes of conflict through early warning indicators, while presenting multidimensional strategies to transform them. Preventative action is seen as a means to contain conflicts and rehabilitate societies throughout the escalation, violence, and post-conflict cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565490925
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Pt. 1Conceptual Framework
1The Priority of Acting Preventively3
2Organizing for Proactive Intervention27
3The Early Warning Toolbox: Cues from Background Conditions51
4Crossing Thresholds: Mechanisms of Conflict Escalation73
5Keeping Closed the Gates of War: The Peace Potential of Preventive Action95
Pt. 2Case Studies
6The Shock of the Familiar: Discerning Patterns in Burundi's Cycles of Ethnic Violence125
7Preventing Conflict in Macedonia: A Lasting Peace or a Line in the Sand?149
Pt. 3Policy Recommendations
8Inventive Diplomacy: Policy Recommendations for Early Warning and Conflict Prevention181
References219
Index241
About the Authors257

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