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|23 pages

Introduction to international conflict management

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction to international conflict management

ByCharity Butcher, Maia Carter Hallward

chapter 2|13 pages

Key theories of international conflict management

ByMaia Carter Hallward, Charity Butcher

part II|101 pages

Mechanisms of international conflict management

chapter 3|14 pages

International negotiation

ByThomas Doleys, Timothy Hedeen

chapter 4|12 pages

International mediation

BySusan S. Raines, Brittany Foutz

chapter 5|15 pages

Nonviolent (civil) resistance and international conflict management

ByMaia Carter Hallward, Lina Tuschling

chapter 6|14 pages

United Nations peacekeeping in international conflict management

ByVolker Franke, Karen Guttieri

chapter 7|16 pages


ByErin McCandless

chapter 8|14 pages

Transitional justice

ByMaureen Wilson, Edwin N. Njonguo

chapter 9|14 pages

Reconciliation and forgiveness

Theoretical and research-based interactions
ByMohammed Abu-Nimer, Ilham Nasser

part III|113 pages

Cross-cutting themes in international conflict management

chapter 10|15 pages

Civil society and conflict management

ByThania Paffenholz

chapter 11|14 pages

Information and communication technologies for peace

A primer for the peacebuilding community
ByMadhawa “Mads” Palihapitiya, Pasan M. Palihapitiya, Joseph G. Bock

chapter 12|13 pages

Gender and international conflict management

ByDebarati Sen, Loubna Skalli Hanna, Nicole Junker

chapter 13|16 pages

Ethnicity, religion, and international conflict management

ByCharity Butcher, Kathleen Kirk

chapter 14|16 pages

Economic issues in international conflict management

ByMarcus Marktanner, Almuth D. Merkel, Luc Noiset

chapter 15|15 pages

Refugees and migration

ByBrandon D. Lundy, Sherrill W. Hayes

chapter 16|16 pages

Environment, conflict, and peace

ByEric Abitbol, Valerie Puleo

chapter 17|6 pages


Future challenges and opportunities in international conflict management
ByCharity Butcher, Maia Carter Hallward