Contemporary Conflict Resolution
Since the end of the Cold War, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding have risen to the top of the international agenda. The third edition of this hugely popular text explains the key concepts, charts the development of the field, evaluates successes and failures, and assesses the main current challenges and debates in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Existing material has been thoroughly updated and four new chapters added, on environmental conflict resolution, conflict resolution in the arts and popular culture, conflict resolution in the media and the communications revolution, and theories and critiques of the field. The authors argue that a new form of cosmopolitan conflict resolution is emerging, which offers a hopeful means for human societies to handle their conflicts non-violently and eventually to transcend and celebrate their differences.
Part I offers a comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of conflict resolution. Part II sets the field within the context of rapid global change and addresses the controversies that have surrounded conflict resolution as it has entered the mainstream. Contemporary Conflict Resolution is essential reading for students of peace and security studies, conflict management and international politics, as well as for those working in non-governmental organizations and think-tanks.
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Concepts and Definitions
Origins Foundations and Development of the Field
CHAPTER 3The Statistics of Deadly Quarrels and the Measurement of Peace
CHAPTER 4 Understanding Contemporary Conflict
CHAPTER 5 Preventing Violent Conflict
CHAPTER 8 Postwar Reconstruction
CHAPTER 13 Gender and Conflict Resolution
CHAPTER 14 Conflict Resolution and the Ethics of Intervention
CHAPTER 15 Culture Religion and Conflict Resolution
CHAPTER 16 Conflict Resolution in Art and Popular Culture
CHAPTER 17 Conflict Resolution the Media and the Communications Revolution
Dialogue Discourse and Radical Disagreement
Theories and Critiques
CHAPTER 20 Conflict Resolution and the Future
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