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From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System (Project of the International Peace Academy)
     

From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System (Project of the International Peace Academy)

by Fen Osler Hampson, David M. Malone, David Malone
 

ISBN-10: 1588260194

ISBN-13: 9781588260192

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

Contributors in public policy, politics, international affairs, development, conflict management, and peace studies discuss the practical challenges of conflict prevention within the UN system, considering the causes and dynamics of war, tools being developed to predict the eruption of conflict, and what is being done to move from reaction to prevention of conflict.

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Contributors in public policy, politics, international affairs, development, conflict management, and peace studies discuss the practical challenges of conflict prevention within the UN system, considering the causes and dynamics of war, tools being developed to predict the eruption of conflict, and what is being done to move from reaction to prevention of conflict. They touch on areas such as measuring the societal impact of war, a systems approach to mitigating violent conflict, and electoral assistance and democratization. Hampson teaches international affairs at Carleton University, Canada. Malone is president of the International Peace Academy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588260192
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Project of the International Peace Academy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Introduction: Making Conflict Prevention a Priority1
Part 1The Dynamics of War
2Diagnosing Conflict: What Do We Know?15
3Containing Internal War in the Twenty-First Century41
4Measuring the Societal Impact of War63
5Horizontal Inequalities as a Source of Conflict105
Part 2Conflict Prevention: The State of the Art
6Preventive Diplomacy at the United Nations and Beyond139
7From Lessons to Action159
8Planning Preventive Action: Context, Strategy, and Implementation185
9Reassessing Recent Conflicts: Direct vs. Structural Prevention213
10Deconstructing Prevention: A Systems Approach to Mitigating Violent Conflict229
11Prevention: Theory and Practice251
Part 3Comparative Advantages: Practitioner Perspectives Beyond the United Nations
12The Role of Research and Policy Analysis275
13Development and Conflict: New Approaches in the United Kingdom297
14Addressing Conflict: Emerging Policy at the World Bank321
15Electoral Assistance and Democratization357
Part 4Conclusion
16Preventive Action at the United Nations: From Promise to Practice?381
Selected Bibliography399
The Contributors407
Index413
About the Book431

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