Regional Conflict Management

Author: Paul F. Diehl,Joseph Lepgold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568822

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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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.

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.

The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

Author: Thomas Diez,Nathalie Tocci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319475304

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 724

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: 320

View: 6147

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.

From Confrontation to Cooperation

Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict

Author: Jay Rothman

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 3855

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.

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: 3344

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.

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: 9155

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 Development and Conflict Management

A Case for Brazil

Author: Raphael Bar-El

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848551908

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7186

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.

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: 5299

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.

Humanitarian Intervention and Conflict Resolution in West Africa


Author: Dr John M Kabia

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498948

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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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.

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: 4946

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: 6039

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.

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: 6764

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.

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: 6907

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.

Governance, Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution

Author: Cedric Hilburn Grant,R. Mark Kirton

Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers

ISBN: 9766372594

Category: Political Science

Page: 494

View: 1653

Decades after our contemporary international system witnessed the end of the Second World War, the events that followed in its aftermath has fashioned an international system characterized by global conflict in the guise of the Cold War. Although wars were part of the struggle between the two rival super powers - the US and USSR - their main theatre was the Third World and hostilities during the Cold War era were global. It is against this backdrop that Governance, Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution addresses conflict in the Caribbean and elsewhere, exploring the linkages between conflict and development. The book is divided into eight sections and offers diverse views on conflict, conflict resolution and governance: Part 1 - Governance and Conflict Management in a Global Context; Part II - Management and resolution of Conflict in the Regional Context; Part III - Perspectives on Social Stratification, Political Rivalry and Ethnic Insecurities; Part IV - High Intensity Conflicts; Part V - The Management and Resolution of Territorial Conflicts; Part VI - Poverty, Economics and Conflict Management; Part VII - Advancing Conflict Resolution through Education; and Part VIII - Civil Society, Governance and Social Consensus.

European 'Security' Governance

Author: George Christou,Stuart Croft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317977939

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 4333

This book argues that we can understand and explain the EU as a security and peace actor through a framework of an updated and deepened concept of security governance. It elaborates and develops on the current literature on security governance in order to provide a more theoretically driven analysis of the EU in security. Whilst the current literature on security governance in Europe is conceptually rich, there still remains a gap between those that do 'security governance' and those that focus on 'security' per se. A theoretical framework is constructed with the objective of creating a conversation between these two literatures and the utility of such a framework is demonstrated through its application to the geospatial dimensions of EU security as well as specific cases studies in varied fields of EU security. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Security.

Conflict Prevention and Management in Northeast Asia

The Korean Peninsula and Taiwan Strait in Comparison

Author: Niklas Swanström,Sofia Ledberg,Alec Forss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443820911

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 4977

Two of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints, this edited volume with contributions by leading scholars offers a comprehensive evaluation and comparison of approaches to conflict management and prevention on the Korean Peninsula and in the Taiwan Strait. The consequences of any escalation of these two conflicts and the difficulties in resolving them necessitate a fresh look at designing new strategies to prevent and contain conflict as well as highlighting the limitations of existing measures. Presenting both a theoretical and practical examination of conflict prevention and management, the volume provides a comparative analysis of the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait-identifying lessons that could be transferred between the two cases but also the obstacles to this. The experiences of other regions and the role of third parties are also examined. This is a valuable addition to the literature for students of peace and conflict studies as well as policy-makers with an interest in Northeast Asia.

Regional Cooperation and Conflict Management

Lessons from the Pacific Rim

Author: Niklas Swanström

Publisher: Uppsala Universitet


Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 2416

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.

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

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ECOWAS and the Dynamics of Conflict and Peace-building

Author: Thomas Jaye,Dauda Garuba,Stella Amadi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 2869784961

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 4576

ECOWAS and the Dynamics of Conflict and Peace-building testifies to the fact that we cannot talk of West African affairs, more so of conflict and peace-building, without talking about ECOWAS. For over two decades now, West Africa has remained one of Africa's most conflict-ridden regions. It has been a theatre of some of the most atrocious brutalities in the modern world. It has, nonetheless, witnessed one of the most ambitious internal efforts towards finding regional solutions to conflicts through ECOWAS. The lead role of ECOMOG - the ECOWAS peacekeeping force - in search of peaceful solutions to civil wars in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and Cote d'Ivoire has yielded a mix of successes and failures. In this book, the authors take a candid look at the role that ECOWAS has played and show how the sub-regional organisation has stabilised and created new conditions conducive to nation building in a number of cases. Conversely, the book shows that ECOWAS has aggravated, if not created, new tensions in yet other cases. The comparative advantage that ECOWAS has derived from these experiences is reflected in the various mechanisms, protocols and conventions that are now in place to ensure a more comprehensive conflict prevention framework. This book provides a nuanced analysis of the above issues and other dynamics of conflicts in the region. It also interrogates the roles played by ECOWAS and various other actors in the context of the complex interplay between natural resource governance, corruption, demography and the youth bulge, gender and the conflicting interests of national, regional and international players.