Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World

Front Cover
The Cold War s end and the events of 9/11 upended traditional notions of global security. Where superpower rivalry once dominated the field, security is now increasingly fragmented and decentralized. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world s regions, which face very different security threats and have evolved very different means to address those threats. But do regions, ever more distrustful of global institutions, have the capacity to deal with the broadening array of security challenges they face? Do they have innovative approaches that strengthen or fragment the world s capacity to respond to new threats? "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. The volume offers a unique comparative perspective on the changing threats to security and new approaches to conflict management as seen by experts from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Central America, and the trans-Atlantic community.The volume s editors, longstanding contributors to the field of conflict management, have tapped deeply knowledgeable contributors to develop conceptual links between the fields of security and conflict management and expand our understanding of global conflict management capacity and the balance between regional/local security initiatives and global ones. "
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Mosaic of Global Conflict Management
3
Tables
11
Global Conflict Management and the Pursuit of Peace
25
Regional Approaches to Conflict Management
49
A Diplomatic Perspective on Culture
75
Assessing
115
Identifying and Responding to Africas Security Challenges
149
Regional Security Institutions
171
Russia and Central Asia
305
India and South Asia
351
Southeast Asia and Its Evolving Security Architecture
395
East Asia and Its Evolving Security Architecture
415
Institutional Mechanisms for Conflict Resolution
437
Security Challenges and Threats in the Caribbean
463
Security Challenges in Mexico and Central America
501
Regional Security through Collective Conflict Management
529

Shifting National Security Challenges and Responses
199
The Imported Supported and Homegrown Security
221
Transatlantic Relations NATO
253
Attitudes Achievements
279
Management by Region
539
Index
557
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Chester A. Crocker is the James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies at Georgetown University and a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innnovation (CIGI). His teaching and research focus on conflict management and regional security issues. He served as chairman of the board of the United States Institute of Peace (1992-2004) and as a board member for many years thereafter. From 1981-1989, he was U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs. As such, he was the principal diplomatic architect and mediator in the prolonged negotiations among Angola, Cuba, and South Africa that led to Namibia's transition to independence, and to the withdrawal of Cuban forces from Angola. Dr. Crocker served as a staff officer at the National Security Council (1970-72) where he worked on Middle East, Indian Ocean, and African issues and director of African studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1976-80). He serves on the boards Universal Corporation, Inc., a leading independent trading company in tobacco and agricultural products; Good Governance Group Ltd, a business intelligence advisory service; and Bell Pottinger USA, a communications and public relations firm. Dr. Crocker is a founding member of the Global Leadership Foundation, the Africa-based Housing for HIV Foundation and member of the Independent Advisory Board of the World Bank. Dr. Crocker is the author of High Noon in Southern Africa: Making Peace in a Rough Neighborhood (1993), co-author (with Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall) of Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases (2004), and coeditor of Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World (2007), Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict (2005); Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict (2001); and Herding Cats: Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World (1999).

Fen Osler Hampson is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI). He is also Chancellor's Professor at Carleton University. Hampson was a Jennings Randolph Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in 1993-94.

Pamela R. Aall is the Provost for the Institute's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding . She directs the education program, which focuses on strengthening teaching, learning, and research on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Before joining the Institute in 1993, she was a consultant to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and to the Institute of International Education. She held a number of positions at the Rockefeller Foundation. She has also worked for the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam and Brussels), the International Council for Educational Development (New York), and the New York Botanical Garden. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. from Columbia University and attended the London School of Economics, conducting research on political and economic integration in Scandinavia and Europe.