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Title The failure of the Middle East peace process? : a comparative analysis of peace implementation in Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland and South Africa / edited by Guy Ben-Porat
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)
Contents Israeli flags flying alongside Belfast's apartheid walls: a new era of comparisons and connections / Adrian Guelke -- The state-to-nation balance: a key to explaining difficulties in implementing peace: the Israeli-Palestinian case / Benjamin Miller -- Consociational theory and peace agreements in pluri-national places: Northern Ireland and other cases / John McGarry, Brendan O'Leary -- Ending apartheid: the relevance of consociationalism / Rupert Taylor -- Realism, liberalism, and the collapse of the Oslo process: inherently flawed or flawed implementation? / Jonathan Rynhold -- Sponsors or spoilers: diasporas and peace processes in the homeland / Raviv Schwartz -- People 's diplomacy and people's vigilantism: Israeli grassroots activism 1993-2003 / Tamar Hermann -- Passive reconciliation in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict / Rafi Nets-Zehngut -- Identity shift in settlement processes: the Northern Ireland case / Jennifer Todd -- Who was afraid of decolonization? / Yoav Peled -- Mandela in Palestine: peacemaking in divided societies / Heribert Adam
Summary In the early 1990's three conflicts that drew the world's attention and were deemed hopeless appeared to be heading towards resolution. In South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine, conflicts previously described by scholars as "protracted" or "intractable", negotiations between the rival parties led to agreements and interim agreements that signalled a new future. While optimistic declarations of peace and bright future scenarios were quick to appear, in reality the celebration of peace was somewhat premature. The "official" and semi official ends of conflict were yet to facilitate the return to a normal, peaceful way of life. This volume engages with the gap between agreements and actual peace by focusing on different aspects of implementation and causes that explain success and failures of peace processes. It offers different explanations for the successes and failures of the three processes discussed above, and provides historical and comparative perspectives to come to terms with their contemporary realities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Conflict management -- Case studies.
Diplomacy -- Case studies.
Irish unification question.
Pacific settlement of international disputes -- Case studies.
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1998-
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1989-1994.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ben-Porat, Guy.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 023058263X
(hbk. ; alk. paper)