Civil Wars, Civil Peace: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution / Edition 1

Civil Wars, Civil Peace: An Introduction to Conflict Resolution / Edition 1

by Kumar Rupesinghe, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745312373

ISBN-13: 9780745312378

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Pluto Press

In recent years the terms 'genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing' have not only re-entered our vocabulary, but seem to be accepted as the 'inevitable' consequences of the conflicts that continue to plague the world's landscape. Yet there is still no globally accepted structure through which conflict can be tackled. The first introductory guide to a topic of increasingly

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In recent years the terms 'genocide' and 'ethnic cleansing' have not only re-entered our vocabulary, but seem to be accepted as the 'inevitable' consequences of the conflicts that continue to plague the world's landscape. Yet there is still no globally accepted structure through which conflict can be tackled. The first introductory guide to a topic of increasingly vital importance, this book offers a radical new approach to conflict prevention, resolution and diplomacy. Designed for students as well as practitioners and peace negotiators, it provides an overview of conflict in the post-Cold War world, covering key topics such as identifying and assessing early warnings of conflict, the need to take early action, information gathering and analysis; and the need for preventive diplomacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745312378
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

1 BEYOND THE COLD WAR
FROM WORLD ORDER TO DISORDER
POST-COLONIALISM AND BEYOND
THE RESURGENCE OF RELIGION
POVERTY, EXPECTATIONS AND STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT
DIFFUSION OF SMALL ARMS AND PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS
THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND THE COST OF WAR
A STEP INTO THE PAST: THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE PREVENTION OF WAR
BOUTROS BOUTROS- GHALI’S ‘ AGENDA FOR PEACE’
THE U N’S RENEWED ATTEMPTS
“WE THE PEOPLE...”

2 CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERNAL CONFLICTS
WHEN DOES A CONFLICT TURN INTO A WAR?
FROM SOCIAL GRIEVANCES TO ARMED CONFLICT
ASYMMETRICAL POWER RELATIONS; A TYPOLOGY OF CONFLICT
THE CHANGING NATURE OF CONTEMPORARY WARFARE
THE INTRACTABLE NATURE OF INTERNAL CONFLICTS

3 FROM EARLY WARNING TO EARLY ACTION
THE CONTINUUM OF CONFLICT (3)
FROM CIVIL PEACE TO CIVIL WAR
SOUNDING THE ALARM - DEVISING A SYSTEM FOR EARLY WARNING
INFORMATION GATHERING INFORMATION ANALYSIS
RESPONDING APPROPRIATELY
FAILURES - LESSONS LEARNT FROM EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS (20)
GENERATING EARLY ACTION TAKING ACTION A RANGE OF OPTIONS

4 THE DIPLOMACY CONTINUUM
TRADITIONAL DIPLOMACY THROUGH THE AGES
COLLECTIVE SECURITY - GENERAL ASSEMBLIES AND PRINCELY LEAGUES
THE BIRTH OF MODERN ‘OPEN’ DIPLOMACY
THE UNITED NATIONS
LIMITATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS
PITCHED INTO A NEW ERA - THE U N’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
THE ICRC AND INTERNAL CONFLICT
WHAT ALTERNATIVES EXIST? NON-STATE PEACEMAKERS
BURDEN SHARING
MAPPING A CONFLICT - THIRD PARTY INTERVENTION
COMPLEMENTARY INITIATIVES THROUGH CONFLICT PHASES
EVALUATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS

5 TRANSFORMING CONFLICT - BUILDING PEACE
TRANSFORMING VIOLENT CONFLICT
FORMS OF VIOLENCE
WHEN THE CAMERAS STOP AND THE RED CARPET IS ROLLED UP
LESSENING THE RISKS OF DIRECT VIOLENCE
TACKLING STRUCTURAL ISSUES
BUILDING CIVIL SOCIETY

CONCLUSION
NOTES AND REFERENCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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