This new textbook introduces key mechanisms and issues in international conflict management, and engages students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to mitigating, managing, and transforming international conflicts.
The volume identifies key historical events and international agreements that have shaped and defined the field of international conflict management, as well as key dilemmas facing the field at this juncture. The first section provides an overview of key mechanisms for international conflict management, such as negotiation, mediation, nonviolent resistance, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, transitional justice, and reconciliation. The second section tackles important cross-cutting themes such as technology, religion, the economy, refugees and migration, and the role of civil society, examining how these issues contribute to international conflicts and how they can be leveraged to help address such conflicts. Each chapter includes a brief historical overview of the evolution of the issue or mechanism, identifies key theoretical and practical debates, and includes case studies, discussion questions, website links and suggested further reading for further study and engagement. By providing a mixture of theory and practical examples, this textbook provides students with the necessary background to navigate this interdisciplinary field.
This volume will be of great interest to students of international conflict management, conflict resolution, peace studies and international relations in general.
Part I: Introduction to International Conflict Management
1. Introduction to International Conflict Management Charity Butcher and Maia Hallward
2. Key Theories of International Conflict Management Maia Hallward and Charity Butcher
Part II: Mechanisms of International Conflict Management
3. International Negotiation Thomas Doleys and Timothy Hedeen
4. International Mediation Susan Raines and Brittany Foutz
5. Nonviolent (Civil) Resistance in International Conflict Management Maia Hallward and Lina Tushchling
6. United Nations Peacekeeping in International Conflict Management Volker Franke and Karen Guttieri
7. Peacebuilding Erin McClandless
8. Transitional Justice Maureen Wilson and Edwin N. Njonguo
9. Reconciliation and Forgiveness: Theoretical and Research Based Interactions Mohammed Abu-Nimer and Ilham Nasser
Part III: Cross-Cutting Themes in International Conflict Management
10. Civil Society and Conflict Management Thania Paffenholz
11. Information and Communication Technologies for Peace: A Primer for the Peacebuilding Community Madhwa "Mads" Palihapitya, Pasan Palihapitiya, and Joseph G. Bock
12. Gender and International Conflict Management Debarati Sen, Loubna Skalli Hanna, and Nicole Junker
13. Ethnicity, Religion and Conflict Management Charity Butcher and Kathleen Kirk
14. Economic Issues in International Conflict Marcus Marktanner, Almuth Merkel, and Luc Noiset
15. Refugees and Migration Brandon Lundy and Sherrill Hayes
16. Environment, Conflict and Peace Eric Abitbol and Valerie Puleo
17. Conclusion: Future Challenges and Opportunities in International Conflict Management Charity Butcher and Maia Hallward