Mediating International Crises

Mediating International Crises

by Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Kathleen Young, David Quinn, Victor Asal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415700671

ISBN-13: 9780415700672

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This new book shows how international crises are dangerous episodes that can be destabilizing not only to the actors directly involved but also to the entire international system.

Recognizing the primacy of crises as defining moments in international relations, scholars and policy makers alike are increasingly concerned with identifying mechanisms for crisis

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Overview

This new book shows how international crises are dangerous episodes that can be destabilizing not only to the actors directly involved but also to the entire international system.

Recognizing the primacy of crises as defining moments in international relations, scholars and policy makers alike are increasingly concerned with identifying mechanisms for crisis prevention, management and resolution.

Mediating International Crises is the first comprehensive study into one such mechanism that has been used with increasing frequency in the 20th Century: mediation by a third party. This important research attempts to determine whether third party mediation is an effective means of alleviating or managing the turbulent and violent consequences of crises. The authors examine three approaches to mediation: facilitation communication between parties, formulating possible agreements and manipulating the parties through sanctions or rewards. They explore how these mediation approaches affect crisis outcomes through sanctions or rewards

The book begins with a thorough discussion of the theoretical literature on mediation, with particular attention paid to the important distinction between crisis management and conflict resolution. The authors then provide empirical analyses of instances of mediation in 20th century international crises, which is supplemented with data derived from simulated negotiation settings with human subjects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415700672
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1The role of mediation in managing international crises1
2A multi-method exploration of crisis mediation15
3Patterns of crisis mediation in the international system34
4Mediation style69
5Crisis mediation and relative power104
6Crisis mediation, ripeness, and zones of agreement137
7Conclusion163
App. AMediated international crises, 1918-2001177
App. BEcuador-Peru simulation crisis scenarios202

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