Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: Moving from Violence to Sustainable Peace

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This book seeks to examine the causes of escalation and de-escalation in intrastate conflicts.

Specifically, the volume seeks to map the process and dynamics that lead groups challenging existing power structures to engage in violent struggle; the processes and dynamics that Contribute to the de-escalation of violet struggle and the participation of challengers in peaceful political activities; and the processes and dynamics that sustain and nurture this transformation. By integrating the latest ideas with richly presented case studies, this volume fills a gap in our understanding of the forces that lead to moderation and constructive engagement in the context of violent, intrastate conflicts.

This volume will be of great interest to students of conflict management, peace studies conflict resolution, erhnic conflict and security studies in general.

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Meet the Author

Bruce W. Dayton is the Associate Director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He also serves as Executive Director of the International Society of Political Psychology.

Louis Kriesberg is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986–1994), all at Syracuse University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Bruce W. Dayton Dayton, Bruce W. Louis Kriesberg Kriesberg, Louis 1

2 Protagonist strategies that help end violence Louis Kriesberg Kriesberg, Louis Gearoid Millar Millar, Gearoid 13

3 The contributions of leadership to the movement from violence to incorporation Margaret G. Hermann Hermann, Margaret G. Catherine Gerard Gerard, Catherine 30

4 Challenges to conflict transformation from the streets Elham Atashi Atashi, Elham 45

5 Useful but insufficient: intermediaries in peacebuilding Bruce W. Dayton Dayton, Bruce W. 61

6 Rhetorical arts of praise and blame in political transformation Bradford Vivian Vivian, Bradford 74

7 Peacebuilding, democratization, and transforming the institutions of war Terrence Lyons Lyons, Terrence 91

8 Insecurity and opportunity in conflict settings Gavan Duffy Duffy, Gavan 107

9 Globalization and the transformation of conflict Galia Golan Golan, Galia Adir Gal Gal, Adir 123

10 Mozambique - Renamo Andrea Bartoli Bartoli, Andrea Aldo Civico Civico, Aldo Leone Gianturco Gianturco, Leone 140

11 Revolution deferred: from armed struggle to liberal democracy: The African National Congress in South Africa Tom Lodge Lodge, Tom 156

12 The Nepali Maoists: Successful transformation or compliance with a strategic plan? Thania Paffenholz Paffenholz, Thania 172

13 Opportunity Lost: The Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit (URNG) Michael Allison Allison, Michael 188

14 Mainstreaming the Revolutionaries: National Liberating Action and the Shift from Resistance to Democracy in Brazil, 1964-Present Kenneth P. Serbin Serbin, Kenneth P. 204

15 Factors Influencing the Level of Violence in the Basque Country JuanGutierrez Gutierrez, Juan 220

16 The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Oslo Process: Incorporation without accommodation Nigel Parsons Parsons, Nigel 235

17 Domesticating Tigers: The LTTE and Peacemaking in Sri Lanka Camilla Orjuela Orjuela, Camilla 252

Index 270

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