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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
'This book provides an exceptionally comprehensive and compelling collection of insights on international conflict management. Hallward and Butcher have brought together the voices of top contributors from around the world who expertly integrate findings from theory and practice while grappling with both historical and newly emerging issues and ideas. The volume will be a must-read text for students and also a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners. '--Julie M. Norman, University College London (UCL), UK
'Understanding International Conflict Management is essential reading for anyone interested in the practical utility of peace and conflict studies. It is theoretically sophisticated and introduces readers to the fundamentals of negotiation theory, resistance studies, and long term peacebuilding, justice and reconciliatory processes. It does all of this while focusing a conflict management lens on critical 21st century issues such as social media for the public good, gender based conflict, refugees and migration and the biggest existential dilemma of all climate change and conflict. I heartily endorse it for everyone interested in peaceful social change and transformation.'--Kevin P Clements, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand
'Understanding International Conflict Management provides an exhaustive overview of international conflict management mechanisms ranging from negotiations to peacekeeping to transitional justice. Butcher and Hallward expertly tie together a wide array of perspectives on conflict management, helping readers to understand the current state of the field in an interdisciplinary way. For those seeking to understand conflict management mechanisms and the cross-cutting issues they help to address, this is an excellent resource.' -- Krista E. Wiegand, University of Tennessee, USA
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