Mobilizing for Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, and South Africa

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Mobilizing for Peace brings together the work of international experts to provide an in-depth study of thirty-three peace/conflict organizations in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine. The contributors show how the sociopolitical and cultural context of the conflict in each region has shaped the type of resolution organizations that have emerged and their conception of the conflict and its resolution. By promoting more humane images of the contestants and by offering alternative peaceful approaches to resolve the conflict, the organizations have successfully galvanized previously weak or non-existent pro-peace political forces to become important players in the political struggle for peace.

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" We highly recommend the Gidron, Katz and Hasenfeld book. This is a systematic, theory-based study of third sector organizations, which have very rarely been studied before. This study contributed significantly to the understanding of their structure and dynamics."— Administration in Social Work

"A significant contribution to the growing literature on the expanding role of citizens' groups and associations in peace processes and conflict resolution. Recommended."—CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195125924
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva

Princeton University

University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Policy

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction, Theoretical Approach, and Methodology
1 Introduction 3
2 Theory and Methodology 14
Pt. II Histories of the Three Conflicts
3 Contextualizing Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel/Palestine 39
Pt. III Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations in the Four Locales Studied
4 South Africa: The Role of Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations in the Struggle against Apartheid 69
5 The Sour Taste of Success: The Israeli Peace Movement, 1967-1998 94
6 NGOs in the Context of National Struggle 130
7 Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations in Northern Ireland 151
Pt. IV Comparative Analysis of P/CROs
8 A Comparative View: Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations in Three Protracted Conflicts 175
9 The Efficacy of the Peace and Conflict-Resolution Organizations: A Comparative Perspective 202
Conclusion 225
App. A Preliminary Questionnaire 237
App. B Comprehensive Questionnaire 245
App. C Efficacy Protocol 255
App. D Organizations Studied 259
App. E Teams and Assistants 267
Selected References 269
Index 273
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