Leashing the Dogs of War

Author: Chester A. Crocker
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 192922396X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Leashing the Dogs of War

Author: Chester A Crocker
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1929223978
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Turbulent Peace

Author: Chester A. Crocker
Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Press
ISBN: 1929223293
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

This text explores the sources of contemporary conflict and the many possible responses to it. The authors - 50 analysts of international affairs - present multiple perspectives on how best to prevent, manage or resolve conflicts around the world.

Herding Cats

Author: Chester A. Crocker
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1878379925
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

An illustrious cast of practitioners describes their personal experiences in working to bring peace in significant conflicts across four continents. In each of the two dozen cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving a range of actors - individuals, states, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations - working simultaneously or sequentially. The editors have framed the volume with discussions that link the practitioner cases to the scholarly literature on mediation, thereby situating the case studies in terms of theory while also drawing lessons for both scholars and practitioners that can help guide future endeavors. Main contents : Part I : Multiparty mediation : concepts, issues, strategies, and actors Part II : Conflict prevention and management Part III : Ending violent conflict : the road to settlement Part IV : Settlement and implementation Part V : Conclusion.

Grasping the Nettle

Author: Chester A. Crocker
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1929223609
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Analyzes the defining characteristics and underlying dynamics of intractable conflicts.

Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World

Author: United States Institute of Peace
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781601270702
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

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.

Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

Author: Pamela Aall Editors
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1601272227
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Conflict management

In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, "Managing Conflict in a World Adrift" features lessons in contemporary theory and practice of conflict management. In this volume, forty of the world's leading analysts of international affairs provide innovative thinking about the relationship between political, social, and economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict--and what this means in practical terms.

Taming Intractable Conflicts

Author: Chester A. Crocker
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1929223552
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Some conflicts seem to defy resolution. Marked by longevity, recurrent violence, and militant agendas, these intractable conflicts refuse to be settled either on the battlefield or at the negotiating table. The longer they fester, the stronger the international community's inclination to lose heart and to turn away. But, explain the authors of this provocative volume, effective mediation in intractable conflicts is possible if the mediator knows what to do and when to do it.Written from the mediator's point of view, "Taming Intractable Conflicts" lays out the steps involved in tackling the most stubborn of conflicts. It first puts mediation in a larger context, exploring why mediators choose or decline to become involved, what happens when they get involved for the wrong reasons, and the impact of the mediator's institutional and political environment. It then discusses best mediation tradecraft at different stages: at the beginning of the engagement, when the going gets very rough, during the settlement negotiations, and in the post-settlement implementation stage.Forceful, concise, and highly readable, "Taming Intractable Conflicts" serves not only as a hands on guide for would-be mediators but also as a powerful argument for students of conflict management that intractable conflicts are not beyond the reach of mediation."

Global Conflict Resolution Through Positioning Analysis

Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387721125
Release Date: 2007-11-15
Genre: Psychology

Readers find here a volume that applies positioning theory in order to achieve a fuller and more in-depth understanding of conflict and its psychological resolution. Positioning theory is the study of the nature, formation, influence and ways of change of local systems of rights and duties as shared assumptions about them influence small scale interactions. This book will thus be of interest to social psychologists and anyone interested in the development and applications of positioning theory.

Securing the Peace

Author: Monica Duffy Toft
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831999
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Genre: Political Science

Timely and pathbreaking, Securing the Peace is the first book to explore the complete spectrum of civil war terminations, including negotiated settlements, military victories by governments and rebels, and stalemates and ceasefires. Examining the outcomes of all civil war terminations since 1940, Monica Toft develops a general theory of postwar stability, showing how third-party guarantees may not be the best option. She demonstrates that thorough security-sector reform plays a critical role in establishing peace over the long term. Much of the thinking in this area has centered on third parties presiding over the maintenance of negotiated settlements, but the problem with this focus is that fewer than a quarter of recent civil wars have ended this way. Furthermore, these settlements have been precarious, often resulting in a recurrence of war. Toft finds that military victory, especially victory by rebels, lends itself to a more durable peace. She argues for the importance of the security sector--the police and military--and explains that victories are more stable when governments can maintain order. Toft presents statistical evaluations and in-depth case studies that include El Salvador, Sudan, and Uganda to reveal that where the security sector remains robust, stability and democracy are likely to follow. An original and thoughtful reassessment of civil war terminations, Securing the Peace will interest all those concerned about resolving our world's most pressing conflicts.

How Wars End

Author: Dan Reiter
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691140605
Release Date: 2009-09-06
Genre: History

"Dan Reiter explains how information about combat outcomes and other factors may persuade a warring nation to demand more or less in peace negotiations, and why a country might refuse to negotiate limited terms and instead tenaciously pursue absolute victory if it fears that its enemy might renege on a peace deal. He fully lays out the theory and then tests it on more than twenty cases of war-termination behavior, including decisions during the American Civil War, the two world wars, and the Korean War. Reiter helps solve some of the most enduring puzzles in military history, such as why Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, why Germany in 1918 renewed its attack in the West after securing peace with Russia in the East, and why Britain refused to seek peace terms with Germany after France fell in 1940.".

Does Peacekeeping Work

Author: Virginia Page Fortna
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691136718
Release Date: 2008-07-21
Genre: History

"Fortna demonstrates that peacekeeping is an extremely effective policy tool, dramatically reducing the risk that war will resume. Moreover, she explains that relatively small and militarily weak consent-based peacekeeping operations are often just as effective as larger, more robust enforcement missions. Fortna examines the causal mechanisms of peacekeeping, paying particular attention to the perspective of the peacekept--the belligerents themselves--on whose decisions the stability of peace depends."--publisher website.

Why Peacekeeping Fails

Author: D. Jett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780312292744
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Political Science

Dennis C. Jett examines why peacekeeping operations fail by comparing the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique, alongside a wide range of other peacekeeping experiences. The book argues that while the causes of past peacekeeping failures can be identified, the chances for success will be difficult to improve because of the way such operations are initiated and conducted, and the way the United Nations operates as an organization. Jett reviews the history of peacekeeping and the evolution in the number, size, scope, and cost of peacekeeping missions. He also explains why peacekeeping has become more necessary, possible, and desired and yet, at the same time, more complex, more difficult, and less frequently used. The book takes a hard look at the UN's actions and provides useful information for understanding current conflicts.

Peacemaking in International Conflict

Author: I. William Zartman
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 192922365X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

This updated and expanded edition of the highly popular volume originally published in 1997 describes the tools and skills of peacemaking that are currently available and critically assesses their usefulness and limitations.