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Building Peace: Practical Reflections From the Field

Building Peace: Practical Reflections From the Field

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ISBN-13: 9781565492868
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Craig Zelizer is the Associate Director of the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution Program within the Department of Government at Georgetown University and a Senior Partner with the Alliance for Conflict Transformation. He has over 15 years experience in peacebuilding activities around the world, including assessment, training, dialogue, capacity building and evaluation work. He has published several articles on trauma and peacebuilding, arts and peacebuilding, and careers in international peace and conflict resolution. He is also the founder of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, a leading online platform to bring together scholars and practitioners working on international conflict. He holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

Robert A. Rubinstein is professor of anthropology and international relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where from 1994-2005 he directed the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and his Ms.P.H. from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. His research focuses on cultural aspects of dispute settlement, international health, and the anthropological study of peacekeeping. He is a founding member and current Co-Chair of the Commission on Peace and Human Rights of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. He has published more than 85 journal articles and book chapters and is author or editor of 7 books, most recently Peacekeeping Under Fire: Culture and Intervention.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Foreword xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction: Creating Structure and Capacity for Peace Craig Zelizer Robert A. Rubinstein 1

Chapter 2 Taming the Beast: Interethnic Conflict and Accord in Postcommunist Europe Allen H. Kassof 17

Chapter 3 The Institution as Innovator: Laying the Foundation for Peaceful Change Beth Glick Laina Reynolds Levy 39

Chapter 4 An 85 Percent Settlement Rate and a 91 Percent Compliance Rate: But What Happened to the Rest and Why? William F. Lincoln Alexander Karpenko Lena Ivanova Olga Allakhverdova Polly Davis Dawn Hooper Seth Kane Terra D.M. Evans 55

Chapter 5 Designing Dispute Resolution Systems for Settling Land and Property Disputes in Postconflict and Postcrisis Societies Christopher Moore Gary Brown 79

Chapter 6 Recasting Reconciliation Through Culture and the Arts: Strengthening Peacebuilding Capacity Through the Brandeis International Fellowship Program Cynthia Cohen 105

Chapter 7 Partners in Peacebuilding in Lesotho John Davies Wubalem Fekade Mamphekeleli Hoohlo Edy Kaufman Mamochaki Shale 129

Chapter 8 Combining Empathy with Problem Solving: The Tamra Model of Facilitation in Israel Eileen F. Babbitt Pamela Pomerance Steiner Jabir Asaqla Chassia Chomsky-Porat Shirli Kirschner 157

Chapter 9 Health Bridges for Peace: The Medical Network for Social Reconstruction in the Former Yugoslavia Paula Gutlove 179

Chapter 10 Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuilding: A Case Study of Grupo EKOLELO in Angola Heather P. Kulp 203

Chapter 11 Management of Multicultural Communities in Crimea Karina Korostelina 225

Chapter 12 Building Peace in Thin Air: The Case of Search for CommonGround's Talking Drum Studio in Sierra Leone Marco Konings Ambrose James 249

Chapter 13 The Dynamism of Shared Success in Abkhaz-Georgian Peacebuilding Paula Garb Susan Allen Nan 267

Chapter 14 Promoting Ethnic Tolerance and Cultural Inclusion in Macedonia: The Tetovo Educators Project Paula Green Olivia Stokes Dreier 289

Contributors 309

Index 319

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