Resolving International Conflicts

Mediation is one of the most important methods of settling conflicts in the post-Cold War world. This text represents the most recent trends in the process and practice of international mediation.

Author: Jacob Bercovitch

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555876012

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Mediation is one of the most important methods of settling conflicts in the post-Cold War world. This text represents the most recent trends in the process and practice of international mediation.

Theory and Practice of International Mediation

This volume brings together some of the most significant papers on international conflict mediation by Professor Jacob Bercovitch, one of the leading scholars in the field.

Author: Jacob Bercovitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136827137

Category: History

Page: 304

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This volume brings together some of the most significant papers on international conflict mediation by Professor Jacob Bercovitch, one of the leading scholars in the field. It has become common practice to note that mediation has been, and remains, one of the most important structures of dealing with and resolving social conflicts. Irrespective of the level of political or social organization, of their location in time and space, and of the political sophistication of a society, mediation has always been there to help deal with conflicts. As a method of conflict management, the practice of settling disputes through intermediaries has had a rich history in all cultures, both Western and non-Western. In some non-Western countries (especially in the Middle East and China) mediation has been the most important and enduring structure of conflict resolution. Jacob Bercovitch has been at the forefront of developments in international conflict mediation for more than 25 years, and is generally recognized as one of the most important scholars in the field. His theoretical and empirical analyses have come to define the parameters in the study of mediation. This volume will help scholars and practitioners trace the history of the field, its position today and its future and will be of much interest to all students of mediation, negotiation, conflict management, international security and international relations in general.

International Mediation in Theory and Practice

This volume examines instances of successful international mediation and brings together the perspectives and experiences of both practitioners and scholars.

Author: Saadia Touval


ISBN: 9780813370088

Category: Mediation, International

Page: 274

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The Multiple Realities of International Mediation

Back to the Twin Problems of Mediation Research In this book I have addressed
two central problems of mediation theory and practice . The outcome assessment
problem deals with the assessment of mediation efforts : what sorts of norms ...

Author: Marieke Kleiboer

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555877699

Category: Law

Page: 249

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Recent experiences have demonstrated once again the complexities of brokering an end to deep-rooted ethnic and international conflicts, as well as the difficulties of evaluating the outcomes of third-party interventions. Addressing these issues, this book offers a sophisticated approach to assessing mediation efforts and to reconstructing and interpreting mediation processes.

Sustainable Peace in the Twenty First Century

Introduction: Thinking about mediation. In Jacob Bercovitch (Ed.), Resolving
international conflicts:The theory and practice of mediation (pp. 1–9). Boulder,
CO: Lynne Rienner. Bercovitch, J. (2002). Introduction: Putting mediation in

Author: Dilip Vasudeo Kulkarni

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681237512

Category: Education

Page: 297

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“Why haven’t we been successful in finding sustainable solutions?” is a question that this book attempts to address. This book questions the appropriateness of current approaches to international conflict mediation/peacebuilding and whether today’s practitioners have the necessary patience, passion, and training to manage twenty?first?century conflicts. This book also examines whether the current approaches to the mediation of international conflict and peacebuilding, as well as the education in these fields, effectively consider the influence of the post?Cold War environment and whether they address sub?national conflicts caused by the continually increasing social inequality within societies, among parties with different cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. The narratives of the lived experiences of this book’s contributors are used to illustrate the challenges associated with achieving sustained global peace in the twenty?first century. Using the author’s conversations with the contributors to the book, as well as educators, this book suggests that a universally adopted answer to the book’s underlying question has not yet been established. Therefore, the objective of this book is to start a public conversation about reforming the current education and practices used in the mediation of international conflicts and peacebuilding. The author hopes that these reforms will enable practitioners in integrating the message of the youth uprisings across the globe in finding sustainable resolutions to social inequality–based conflicts within their societies and among countries across the globe. As all of the citizens of the world continue to live in the midst of conflicts erupting across the globe, this book brings to the surface the urgent and acute need for finding better approaches to address this century’s social inequality?based conflicts. This book seeks to bring hope and to energize individuals with different cultural, religious, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds, as well as individuals with different professional and personal lived experiences to collaboratively work together to achieve sustainable global peace. The author hopes that this book will foster among students, educators, and practitioners a better understanding of international conflict mediators’ approaches for accommodating the inter?relationship between culture and the mediation of international conflicts.

Peacemaking in International Conflict

Developments Jacob Bercovitch The international ... That statement seems a
truism , as we notice how old practices and alliances have become unstuck , new
patterns of ...

Author: I. William Zartman

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223664

Category: Political Science

Page: 505

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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.

Constructive Interventions

Paradigms, Process and Practice of International Mediation Lars Kirchhoff ...
Publications, 1972), Chapter 2b; S. Touval and W. Zartman, International
Mediation in Theory and Practice (Boulder, Co., Westview Press, 1985); J.
Bercovitch (ed.) ...

Author: Lars Kirchhoff

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041126856

Category: Law

Page: 354

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In the contemporary discipline of conflict resolution, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are often seen as antagonistic trends. This important book contends that, on the contrary, it is the bringing together of these trends that holds the most promise for an effective system of international justice. With great insight and passion, built firmly on a vast knowledge of the field, Lars Kirchhoff exposes the contemporary structural barriers to effective conflict resolution, defining where adjudication ends and ADR--and particularly the recent development of mediated third party intervention from an 'art' to a veritable 'science'--must come into play. The work starts by defining the challenges, potentials and shortcomings of different approaches to conflict resolution in an interdependent world--where the multiplicity of actors, topics and interests involved even in seemingly bilateral conflict situations is clearly manifest--and goes on to define useful models and connect the various elements relevant for the resolution of conflicts in a transparent way. In the course of its investigation the book accomplishes the following: * illustrates the various departure points and perspectives scholars of conflict resolution have taken as the basis for their work; discusses who should become involved in conflicts as a third party and by which techniques this should occur; systematically conveys the nature and consequences of intervention through mediation, focusing on the method's critical challenges; and clarifies the particular model of international mediation under development through UN initiatives. In approaching these intertwined topics, the author draws concrete conclusions for the realms of international law and related disciplines as well as for the organizational context of the United Nations. He explores such diverse scenarios as conflicts between States, conflicts involving international organizations, and--in accordance with the changing parameters of international law--even conflicts involving individuals, clarifying which constellations can be tackled by international mediation and which conflicts should be dealt with by other forms of diplomacy or adjudication. It is the conviction of many intermediaries and scholars that the considerable potential inherent in resolving conflicts peacefully is rarely put into practice. Although some of the reasons for this phenomenon are beyond the influence of scholarly debate, in many instances the reasons for failure of peaceful resolution processes are more structural or systemic in nature. It is the great virtue of this book that it establishes enough clarity in an unclear and complex field to make concrete and workable recommendations in these instances, and for that reason it will be of immeasurable value and benefit to all scholars, policymakers, and activists dedicated to the pursuit of peace.

International Negotiation and Mediation in Violent Conflict

Resolving International Conflicts: The Theory and Practice of Mediation. Boulder
CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers. Bercovitch, Jacob. (1997). “Mediation in
International Conflict: An Overview of Theory, A Review of Practice,” in I. William
Zartman ...

Author: Chester A. Crocker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135178501X

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 280

This collection of essays situates the study and practice of international mediation and peaceful settlement of disputes within a changing global context. The book is organized around issues of concern to practitioners, including the broader regional, global, and institutional context of mediation and how this broader environment shapes the opportunities and prospects for successful mediation. A major theme is complexity, and how the complex contemporary context presents serious challenges to mediation. This environment describes a world where great-power rivalries and politics are coming back into play, and international and regional organizations are playing different roles and facing different kinds of constraints in the peaceful settlement of disputes. The first section discusses the changing international environment for conflict management and reflects on some of the challenges that this changing environment raises for addressing conflict. Part II focuses on the consequences of bringing new actors into third-party engagement and examines what may be harbingers for how we will attempt to resolve conflict in the future. The third section turns to the world of practice, and discusses mediation statecraft and how to employ it in this current international environment. The volume aims to situate the practice and study of mediation within this wider social and political context to better understand the opportunities and constraints of mediation in today’s world. The value of the book lies in its focus on complex and serious issues that challenge both mediators and scholars. This volume will be of much interest to students, practitioners, and policymakers in the area of international negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution and international relations.

International Dispute Settlement

2 Mediation When the parties to an international dispute are unable to resolve it
by negotiation, the intervention of a third party is ... International Mediation in
Theory and Practice, Boulder, CO, 1985; United Nations, Handbook on the
Peaceful ...

Author: J. G. Merrills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139500120

Category: Law


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A guide to the techniques and institutions used to solve international disputes, how they work and when they are used. This textbook looks at diplomatic (negotiation, mediation, inquiry and conciliation) and legal methods (arbitration, judicial settlement). It uses many, often topical, examples of each method in practice to place the theory of how things should work in the context of real-life situations and to help the reader understand the strengths and weaknesses of different methods when they are used. It also looks at organisations such as the International Court and the United Nations and has been fully updated to include the most recent arbitrations, developments in the WTO and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as case law from the International Court of Justice.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Women, the environment and sustainable development: Towards a theoretical
synthesis. London: Zed, in ... In J. Bercovitch ed., Resolving international conflicts
: The theory and practice of international mediation, 191-215. Boulder, Col.:
Lynne ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 876

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Responding to Environmental Conflicts Implications for Theory and Practice

Proceedings of the Thessaloniki International Conference organized by
UNESCO and the Government of Greece, 8-12 December 1997. Athens.
Susskind, Lawrence E. 1997: “Environmental Mediation: Theory and practice
reconsidered”, ...

Author: Eileen Petzold-Bradley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401003955

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 603

A comprehensive tour d'horizon of the debate on the environment and security, focusing on the various policy options for building peace and preventing environmental conflict. Experts from the areas survey the key environmental challenges in Eastern and Central European states and those of the former Soviet Union, extending the debate to such regions as the Balkans, the Black Sea and Central Europe. This is the first time such extensive case study research has been reported for these regions. Both practical and theoretical approaches to the debate are presented, within a multi-disciplinary framework, the contributors ranging from academic experts involved with peace and conflict research to actual policy makers active in the fields of environmental and security policy. Readership: Experts already working in the relevant disciplines, both academic and governmental, as well as those seeking an introduction to the various policy fields. A graduate-level study text, excellent survey for policy makers and an academic contribution to ongoing studies.

Theory and Practice in Foreign Policy making

National Perspectives on Academics and Professionals in International Relations
Michel Girard, Wolf-Dieter Eberwein, Keith ... He was coeditor of New
Approaches to International Mediation ( Greenwood , 1988 ) , and has recently
published ...

Author: Michel Girard

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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The discipline of international relations has, in recent years, become separated from political science, the latter becoming viewed primarily as a study of government and domestic politics. At the same time, international relations has been experiencing uncertainty, firstly with the multi-paradigmatic structure of the disciple, and secondly, with the new wave of post-behavioural theorists questioning the utility of the discipline.

The Go between

Mediation. Theory. and. Practice. Mediation. is formed by the initial mandate. This
has been overlooked in previous research. In this book we have demonstrated
that it affects the styles of international mediators in managing and resolving ...

Author: Isak Svensson

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270623

Category: Law

Page: 169

View: 505

This volume explores international mediation through the lens of Ambassador Jan Eliasson, an international go-between with a remarkable track record. The authors draw lessons for the peacemaking process from their examination of how Eliasson entered, prepared, pursued, and finally ended his mediation efforts.

Penn State Law Review

pri an va ve po fu fu ar e 1 स 11 60 e 0 great deal of influence to the “ system ” (
of realist international relations , impersonal economic forces , or ... I. WILLIAM
ZARTMAN & SAADIA TOUVAL , Conclusion : Mediation in Theory and Practice ...




Category: Law reviews


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Arbitration and Mediation in International Business

Of particular interest in this context is the process of mediation and related
techniques, which under the popular label of ... in crisis, and (2) the development
of a significant body of interdisciplinary theory and practice of conflict and

Author: Christian Bühring-Uhle

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122567

Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 255

"Arbitration and mediation in international business was first published in 1996 and was one of the first comprehensive studies on the practice of international business dispute resolution, covering both international commercial arbitration and the so-called ?alternative? techniques such as mediation. The book also provided an empirical analysis of how both arbitration and mediation are conducted in a crossborder context, along with a normative guide to the relative costs and benefits of these two methods. This second edition is not just an updated version of the first edition but a new book in itself: Benefitting from the contributions of two co-authors, the work has been enhanced by discussions of innovative tools for making settlement negotiations more effective, and by the in-depth analysis of practical techniques to integrate mediation and arbitration in international business. Also, a comprehensive new empirical survey was conducted in order to capture new trends in this rapidly developing field. The result is a ?must have? resource for anyone having to deal with potential conflict in international business relationships."--Publisher's website.

New Approaches to International Mediation

The Peace Brokers : Mediators in the Arab - Israeli Conflict , 1948 – 79 .
Princeton , N . J . : Princeton University Press . Touval , S . , and I . W . Zartman (
Eds . ) ( 1985 ) . International Mediation : Theory and Practice . Boulder , CO :
Westview ...

Author: Christopher Roger Mitchell

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Education

Page: 255

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This collection of twelve essays examines the use of mediation in intranational as well as international disputes so that parallels and similarities between various approaches could be emphasized and the whole approach viewed as a universal means of managing human conflict. Initial chapters treat mediation as a concept, beginning with an analysis by editors Mitchell and Webb entitled Mediation in International Relations: An Evolving Tradition. Other contributors examine the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, outline lessons from the South Tyrol on third-party mediation in national minority disputes, and analyze mediation attempts by the World Council of Churches in the Sudan Civil War. South African initiatives and the use of hypergames as an aid to mediation are also discussed. A concluding essay on Paradigms, Movements, and Shifts as indicators of social invention concludes the volume. The editors' introduction attempts to link the various topics and to place each contribution within the overall approach and philosophy of the book. Innovations are characterized into three types: innovation in the applications of mediatory processes, innovation of technique with the development of new forms of mediation, and innovation of practitioner, with new organizations and individuals acting as intermediaries. The interdisciplinary approach of this work and the efforts of its editors to provide a broad analytical framework for the study of mediation will make this volume useful for political science and history courses. It will also serve as a useful guide to policymakers and diplomats.

Committing to Peace

Although international pressure did encourage Prime Minister Ian Smith and the
nationalist rebels to participate in ... in Saadia Touval and I. William Zartman's
International Mediation in Theory and Practice (Boulder: Westview Press, 1985).

Author: Barbara F. Walter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691089317

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 510

Why do some civil wars end in successfully implemented peace settlements while others are fought to the finish? This study combines historical sweep, empirical richness, and conceptual rigour to draw lessons which should be of interest to students, scholars, and policymakers.

Third party Settlement of Disputes in Theory and Practice

International mediators have rarely attempted settlements apart from consent of
the parties . Certain exceptions are discussed subsequently ( e . g . , p . 214 ,
note 53 ) . Moreover , when consent has been granted in advance , international

Author: Lillian Randolph



Category: Arbitration (International law)

Page: 437

View: 956

The same principles behind arbitration of industrial and other disputes might also be applied to disputes between nations.

Conflict Security Foreign Policy and International Political Economy

United Nations, Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between
States (New York: United Nations, 1992), 40. 27. S. Touval and I. W. Zartman, "
Introduction: Mediation in Theory," in International Mediation in Theory and
Practice, ed.

Author: Michael Brecher



Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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No study of international relations is complete without consideration of foreign policy processes and an understanding of state security, conflict in global politics, and the relationship between the world economy and international behavior. Conflict, Security, Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy: Past Paths and Future Directions in International Studies consists of twelve original essays that point out the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches in these research areas as well as suggest agendas for future research. See table of contents and excerpts. Frank P. Harvey is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. Michael Brecher is the R.B. Angus Professor of Political Science at McGill University and past president of the International Studies Association. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Millennial Reflections on International Studies This volume is part of the Millennial Reflections on International Studies project in which forty-five prominent scholars engage in self-critical, state-of-the-art reflection on international studies to stimulate debates about successes and failures and to address the larger questions of progress in the discipline. Other paperbacks from this project: Realism and Institutionalism in International Studies Evaluating Methodology Critical Perspectives in International Studies The full collection of essays is available in the handbook Millennial Reflections on International Studies.

Small States and International Mediation

International Mediation: Theory and Practice. Boulder, CO: Westviw Press, 1985.
... Turner, Bryan S. Capitalism and Class in the Middle East: Theories of Social
Change and Economical Development. New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1981.

Author: Boussetta Allouche



Category: Algeria

Page: 452

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