Resolving Regional Conflicts

Author: Roger E. Kanet

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066719

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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The end of the cold war has not meant an end to conflict around the world. Disagreements still exist, and discord continues to erupt into battles. In Resolving Regional Conflicts, twelve scholars present a broad introduction to the issue of discord within and between nations, exploring models by which emerging security problems can be analyzed and looking at specific conflicts and the ways they are being handled.

Regional Conflict Management

Author: Paul F. Diehl,Joseph Lepgold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568822

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4876

Since the 1990s, the international security environment has shifted radically. Leading states no longer play as great a role in regional conflicts, and thus a new opportunity for regional conflict management has opened. This collection of original essays is one of the first to examine the implications and efficacy of regional conflict management in the new world order. The editors' general overview provides a framework for analyzing regional conflict management efforts and the kinds of threats faced by actors in different regions of the world. Case studies from every major world region then place these factors into specific regional contexts and address a variety of challenges. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars from around the world, Regional Conflict Management provides key lessons for understanding conflict management over the globe.

The OAU (AU) and OAS in Regional Conflict Management

A Comparative Assessment

Author: Thomas A. Imobighe

Publisher: Spectrum Books Limited

ISBN: 9789780293741

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 3548

This study analyses the pervasive and apparently intractable intensification of conflict around the world, in the wake of the Cold War; and the failures and limitations of multilateral organisations such as the UN and the African Union to achieve their stated objectives. It makes recommendations so that these organisations can make more assertive and positive contributions to conflict reduction. Specifically on the OAU/AU, the author illustrates that the African Union is not fundamentally different from its predecessor; and that both have failed to implement practical measures designed to build confidence, and regional integration, which he argues, must be an essential component of conflict prevention and peace-building. The author is an expert in International Relations, and Director of the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria.

From Confrontation to Cooperation

Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict

Author: Jay Rothman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 8485

This book explores the roots of transformations in world politics and suggests how the art and science of conflict resolution may be used to guide these changes in constructive and peaceful ways. The author proposes that a new emphasis, or more precisely, a corrective to the power-politics approach, should prevail in the study and practice of international relations and diplomacy. Using the example of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the author presents a methodology for intergroup and international conflict management analysis, training, policy making and intervention. Comparative cases are also included to help readers build upon the approaches suggested for their own educational and peacemaking activities.

Cold War as Cooperation

Superpower Cooperation in Regional Conflict Management

Author: Roger E. Kanet,Edward A. Kolodziej

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134911605X

Category: Political Science

Page: 439

View: 2392

A study of superpower co-operation since World War II, this book examines the regulation of USA/USSR rivalry, and outlines the power of regional states to constrain and manipulate them for their own interests.

Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

Author: Jacob Bercovitch,Kwei-Bo Huang,Chung-Chian Teng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134141025

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 7904

This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait. In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes: general and NGO approaches to third-party mediation in conflict situations; regional conflict management approaches in East Asia; and third-party interventions in the context of Beijing-Taipei. The volume examines third-party mediation experiences from both theoretical and historical/practical perspectives, arguing that mediation is of great significance for regional peace and stability in East Asia, with a focus on the important case of Taiwan-China. This book will be of interest to students of regional security, Asian studies, peace studies, conflict studies and international relations.

Regional Development and Conflict Management

A Case for Brazil

Author: Raphael Bar-El

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848551908

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3034

A book about the courageous decision taken by the Government of a Ceara, Brazil, to tackle the painful economic and social conflict caused by the enormous gap between rich and poor. It tells how the Governor of the State, Tasso Ribeiro Jereissati, decided to develop an understanding of the conflict between growth and distribution.

The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

Author: Thomas Diez,Nathalie Tocci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319475304

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7159

This book provides a comprehensive study into the promotion of regional integration as a central pillar of European Union (EU) relations with the rest of the world. It is a strategy to deal with a core security challenge: the transformation of conflicts and, in particular, regional conflicts. Yet to what extent has the promotion of regional integration been successful in transforming conflicts? What can we regard as the core mechanisms of such an impact? This volume offers a comprehensive assessment of the nexus between promoting integration and conflict transformation. The authors systematically compare the consequences of EU involvement in eight conflicts in four world regions within a common framework. In doing so, they focus on the promotion of integration as a preventative strategy to avoid conflicts turning violent and as a long-term strategy to transform violent conflicts by placing them in a broader institutional context. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in European foreign policy, comparative regionalism, and conflict resolution.

Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Management

A Comparative Approach

Author: Carmela Lutmar,Benjamin Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692853

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7832

This volume examines mechanisms for regional peacemaking and conflict management in Europe and the Middle East. To date little research has been devoted to uncovering the conditions for peace, and the factors that contribute to stabilizing the state of peace. This volume assesses the factors that contribute to regional pacification, the incentives that motivate states in establishing peaceful relations, and most importantly, how regions become peaceful. It discusses the conditions under which various types of ‘peace’ might emerge on a regional level and the factors most likely to determine the outcome. The book takes an innovative approach through a systematic comparison of two regions that are particularly prominent and important for the subject of regional pacification: Europe and the Middle East. While many believe that the European case is the indispensable model for peacemaking, others believe that these two regions are too different for Europe to be a useful framework for the Middle East. This volume occupies a middle ground between these two extreme positions. It argues that while a mindless copying of European models will not lead to peace in the Middle East, important insights can be gained from the most successful case of regional peacemaking to date. This work will be of much interest to students of regional security, peacemaking, conflict management, Middle East politics, European security and IR in general.

Early Warning and Conflict Management in the Horn of Africa

Author: Cirû Mwaûra,Susanne Schmeidl

Publisher: The Red Sea Press

ISBN: 9781569021576

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 4361

The Horn of Africa has come to be defined by the frequency and intensity of its violent conflicts. Yet, whereas in other regions conflict prevention stresses formal, top-down inter-governmental structures, in the Horn of Africa an alternative conflict management regime that seeks to build on local capacity and is based on inclusive and collaborative decision-making has emerged. This publication outlines the two-year process of CEWARN's and IGAD's development.

Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003

Author: Jacob Bercovitch,Judith Fretter

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452267367

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 364

Regional Guide to International Conflict Management from 1945 to 2003 provides global, regional, and specific information on the over 350 international conflicts that have occurred since World War II. At the heart of the book are comprehensive regional sections, each of which includes: An essay providing regional context and highlighting the interrelation of countries and conflict in that area Summaries of each conflict in the region, arranged chronologically and covering history, circumstances, players, management, and outcome References for further research. Introductory chapters examine global patterns and trends in international conflict and how conflict is managed, including ethnic conflict and the expanded role of the United Nations. Tables, figures, maps, and a comprehensive index round out this valuable resource. Regional Guide to International Conflict and Management from 1945 to 2003 gives readers the tools and content necessary for understanding and analyzing international conflict in today's world. Perfect for political science, comparative government/politics, international relations, and world history programs.

Regional Cooperation and Conflict Management

Lessons from the Pacific Rim

Author: Niklas Swanström

Publisher: Uppsala Universitet


Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 1954

Regional cooperation is increasingly important as a means to create peaceful relations and improve economic development. The problem today is not to initiate cooperation but rather how to handle disputes and maintain good relations. This is done through conflict management mechanisms (CMMs) in most regional cooperation structures. However, the interaction between such structures and regional conflict management mechanisms is not sufficiently examined and, as a result, no coherent theoretical model that could explain this interaction has been constructed. This has meant that in many cases the interaction is incorrectly assumed, with negative social and economic outcomes.


a sub-regional experience in conflict resolution, management, and peacekeeping in Liberia

Author: Festus Boahen Aboagye

Publisher: Sedco Pub Ltd


Category: History

Page: 438

View: 3123

An extremely well researched account of the peace keeping activities of the ECOMOG Task Force Battalion before and after the electoral process in Liberia in 1997-98. The book covers the following: African settler colonial domination, the politics of settler colonisation, the dilemma of military intervention in politics, the demise of the democratic state structure, initial ECOMOG intervention 1990, political progress and setback, political and military progress, political and military stagnation, the electoral process - June/August 1997, the attributes of a sub-regional peace-keeping force, sub-regional conflict resolution in relation to the UN, the Sierra Leonean conflict, the unfinished quest for lasting peace and problems of withdrawal and consolidation of peace, an overwhelming case for international collaboration, the contribution of Ghana, guideposts and lessons for the future.

Urban and regional conflict resolution in water related issues

proceedings of the symposium sponsored by the Irrigation and Drainage Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers in conjunction with the ASCE Convention, Orlando, Florida, October 21-22, 1991

Author: ASCE National Convention,Charles Herbert King,Donald K. Frevert,American Society of Civil Engineers. Irrigation and Drainage Division

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers


Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 9119

Humanitarian Intervention and Conflict Resolution in West Africa


Author: Dr John M Kabia

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498948

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5814

The end of the Cold War has been characterized by a wave of violent civil wars that have produced unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe and suffering. Although mostly intra-state, these conflicts have spread across borders and threatened international peace and security. One of the worst affected regions is West Africa which has been home to some of Africa's most brutal and intractable conflicts for more than a decade. This volume locates the peacekeeping operations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) within an expanded post-Cold War conceptualization of humanitarian intervention. It examines the organization's capacity to protect civilians at risk in civil conflicts and to facilitate the processes of peacemaking and post-war peace-building. Taking the empirical case of ECOWAS, the book looks at the challenges posed by complex political emergencies (CPEs) to humanitarian intervention and traces the evolution of ECOWAS from an economic integration project to a security organization, examining the challenges inherent in such a transition.

Conflict Management and Dispute Settlement in East Asia

Author: Ramses Amer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317162161

Category: Law

Page: 242

View: 9262

Through a multi-disciplinary approach, this volume studies the management and settlement of conflict and disputes in East Asia. Conflict and disputes exist everywhere in human society. The management and settlement of them has become an imperative. This volume is a significant contribution to a broader understanding of the complexities involved in managing and settling disputes and conflicts at regional, inter-state and intra-state levels in the East Asian region. Drawing on expertise in Peace and Conflict, International Relations, and International Law the volume presents to the reader a general picture of how conflict can be managed at the international and regional levels through various mechanisms, in particular, through prominent regional organizations such as ASEAN. It then moves on to case studies at the regional level including inter-state and intra-state conflicts and disputes. The last part of the volume highlights how states resolve their maritime disputes. This has drawn much attention from the international community due to various factors such as the increasing demand for natural resources from the oceans. These disputes disrupt the smooth development of international relations as well as trigger tensions and confrontation between states.

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World

Author: United States Institute of Peace

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270704

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 2222

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World examines conflict management capacities and gaps regionally and globally, and assesses whether regions--through their regional organizations or through loose coalitions of states, regional bodies, and non-official actors--are able to address an array of new and emerging security threats.

Conflict Resolution in Africa

Author: Francis M. Deng,I. William Zartman

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815707189

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 1161

While dramatic changes are taking place on the international scene and among the major powers, Africa continues to suffer from a multitude of violent conflicts. The toll of these conflicts is monumental in terms of war damage to productivity, scarce resources diverted to armaments and military organizations, and the resulting insecurity, displacement, and destruction. At the same time, Africans, in response to internal demands as well as to international changes, have begun to focus their attention and energies on these problems and are trying innovative ways to resolve differences by nonviolent means. The outcomes of these attempts have urgent and complex implications for the future of the continent with respect to human rights, principles of democracy, and economic development. In this book, African, European, and U.S. experts examine these important issues and the prospects for conflict management and resolution in Africa. They review the scholarship in resolution in light of international changes now taking place. Addressing the undying, internal causes of conflict, they question whether global events will promote peace or threaten to unleash even more conflict. The authors focus their analysis on the issues involved in African conflicts and examine the areas in need of the most dramatic changes. They offer specific recommendations for dealing with current problems, but caution that unless policymakers confront the security situation in Africa, further destruction to national unity and political and economic stability is imminent. Case studies and themes for further, long-term research are recommended.