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Title Ways out of war : peacemakers in the Middle East and Balkans / edited by Mona Fixdal
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Contents Foreword; H. Pharo -- Introduction: Peacemaking in Asymmetrical Conflicts; M. Fixdal -- PART I: THE MIDDLE EAST -- Peacemaking as State Diplomacy: Samuel Lewis; C. Daigle & T. Wittes -- The Sustainable Dialogue Approach: Harold Saunders; C. Albin & A. Jarblad -- The Psychology of Peacemaking: Terje R̜d-Larsen; K. Aggestam -- Pro-Active Peace Diplomacy: Jan Egeland; H.H. Waage -- PART II: THE BALKANS -- The Priority of Peace: Thorvald Stoltenberg; M. Fixdal -- The Undiplomatic Diplomat: Peter Galbraith; M. Fixdal & I.O. Busterud -- Peacekeeping and the Utility of Force: General Sir Michael Rose; J.W. Honig -- Peacemaking in a Transitional Phase of Statehood: Hans H̆kkerup; A.J. Semb -- Peacemaking and State Creation: S̜ren Jessen Petersen; P.V. Jackobsen -- Peacemaking in Conflicts over Independence: Martti Ahtisaari; S. Bose -- Postscript: War and Peace in a Trans-national Age; J. Winter
Summary "How do peacemakers end wars? This book explores the work of ten diplomats who were charged with negotiating conclusions to intractable conflicts in the Middle East and Balkans. The first study to combine the outlooks of practitioners and academics, Ways out of War shows how peacemaking has struggled to respond to new forms of war, especially asymmetrical warfare between state and non-state actors. It shows these diplomats straining to solve major challenges, such as negotiating with war criminals, balancing peace against justice, handling spoilers, setting the timing of peace initiatives, and building or rebuilding state structures. By focusing on these questions from individual peacemakers' points of view, Ways out of War paints a vivid picture of peacemaking, one with full scope for the play of personalities--but one, too, that is critical, comparative, and fully informed by theoretical literature. It will make compelling and essential reading for all students of negotiation and conflict resolution, as well as for any reader who takes an interest in the Balkans, the Middle East, or the ten notable diplomats at its heart"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conflict management -- Balkan Peninsula.
Conflict management -- Middle East.
Conflict management.
Peace-building -- Balkan Peninsula.
Peace-building -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Fixdal, Mona.
ISBN 1137030542 (electronic bk.)
9781137030542 (electronic bk.)