From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System

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Fen Osler Hampson, David Malone
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002 - Political Science - 431 pages
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Though the prevention of conflict is the first promise in the Charter of the United Nations, it is a promise constantly betrayed by international organizations, governments, and local actors alike. At the same time, and in a more positive vein, recent studies provide much-needed information about why and how today's conflicts start and what sustains them. This ground-breaking book presents some of the best scholarly and policy-relevant work on the practical challenges of conflict prevention within the UN system. The authors consider the causes and dynamics of war, the tools that are being developed to predict the cruption of conflict, and what is being done - and what could be done better - in the effort to move from promise to practice.
 

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Contents

What Do We Know?
15
Containing Internal War in the TwentyFirst Century
41
Measuring the Societal Impact of
63
Horizontal Inequalities as a Source of Conflict
105
Preventive Diplomacy at the United Nations and Beyond
139
From Lessons to Action
171
and Implementation
185
Direct vs Structural Prevention
213
Practitioner
273
New Approaches
297
Emerging Policy at the World Bank
321
Electoral Assistance and Democratization
357
Selected Bibliography
399
The Contributors
407
Index
413
About the Book
431

Theory and Practice
251

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