Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century

Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Jacob Bercovitch

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472022182

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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In the past, arbitration, direct bargaining, the use of intermediaries, and deference to international institutions were relatively successful tools for managing interstate conflict. In the face of terrorism, intrastate wars, and the multitude of other threats in the post–Cold War era, however, the conflict resolution tool kit must include preventive diplomacy, humanitarian intervention, regional task-sharing, and truth commissions. Here, Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson, two internationally recognized experts, systematically examine each one of these conflict resolution tools and describe how it works and in what conflict situations it is most likely to be effective. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century is not only an essential introduction for students and scholars, it is a must-have guide for the men and women entrusted with creating stability and security in our changing world. Cover illustration © iStockphoto.com

Sustainable Peace in the Twenty?First Century

Sustainable Peace in the Twenty?First Century

Author: Dilip Vasudeo Kulkarni

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681237510

Category: Education

Page: 297

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“Why haven’t we been successful in finding sustainable solutions?” is a question that this book attempts to address. This book questions the appropriateness of current approaches to international conflict mediation/peacebuilding and whether today’s practitioners have the necessary patience, passion, and training to manage twenty?first?century conflicts. This book also examines whether the current approaches to the mediation of international conflict and peacebuilding, as well as the education in these fields, effectively consider the influence of the post?Cold War environment and whether they address sub?national conflicts caused by the continually increasing social inequality within societies, among parties with different cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. The narratives of the lived experiences of this book’s contributors are used to illustrate the challenges associated with achieving sustained global peace in the twenty?first century. Using the author’s conversations with the contributors to the book, as well as educators, this book suggests that a universally adopted answer to the book’s underlying question has not yet been established. Therefore, the objective of this book is to start a public conversation about reforming the current education and practices used in the mediation of international conflicts and peacebuilding. The author hopes that these reforms will enable practitioners in integrating the message of the youth uprisings across the globe in finding sustainable resolutions to social inequality–based conflicts within their societies and among countries across the globe. As all of the citizens of the world continue to live in the midst of conflicts erupting across the globe, this book brings to the surface the urgent and acute need for finding better approaches to address this century’s social inequality?based conflicts. This book seeks to bring hope and to energize individuals with different cultural, religious, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds, as well as individuals with different professional and personal lived experiences to collaboratively work together to achieve sustainable global peace. The author hopes that this book will foster among students, educators, and practitioners a better understanding of international conflict mediators’ approaches for accommodating the inter?relationship between culture and the mediation of international conflicts.

The OSCE system: Institutional design and conflict management in the 21st century

The OSCE system: Institutional design and conflict management in the 21st century

Author: Harald Löberbauer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638689830

Category: Political Science

Page: 53

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Research paper from the year 2006 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International Organisations, grade: 1 (A), Diplomatic Academy of Vienna - School of International Studies, course: NATO and the Politics of Trans-Atlantic Relations, 80 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The OSCE is an international organization, which acts on a regional security level. It is the largest regional security organization in the world with 56 participating member states and is integrating the geographical area of Eurasia and North America. The object of research is to find out how the organization is designed, how it functions in conflict management and what future perspectives of the OSCE look like. This research is basically divided into two parts (III The OSCE as an international organization and IV The OSCE in the 21st century). After defining the most important terms for this paper, the first part of the research will analyze the institutional design, the structure and the historic development of the OSCE with the aim to go into detail into conflict management mechanisms. Case studies of missions of the OSCE are involved in the research but they are mentioned to supplement the empiric analysis of conflict management of the OSCE. The second part of the analysis should give a future perspective for the OSCE. The OSCE in the 21st century would be completely different from the OSCE of the 1970s. Therefore in this part the focus is set on an analysis according to international relations theory and international law to show what the differences between the OSCE of the Cold War and the OSCE after 9/11 are. Strength and limitations of the OSCE are shown in order to describe reform recommendations and future perspectives of the organization from a political scientist and international lawyer point of view.

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Author: Aiden Warren

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474423823

Category: Law

Page: 332

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Since the end of the Cold War, humanitarian interventions have continued to evolve and respond to a wide range of political crises. These insightful essays focus on the challenges associated with interventions when facing conflict and human rights violations, unmitigated systematic violence, state re-building, human mobility and dislocation. Each chapter is linked to the rest through three defining themes that permeate the book: the evolution of humanitarian interventions in a global era; the limits of sovereignty and the ethics of interventions; and the politics of post-intervention: (re)-building and humanitarian engagement. The authors incorporate a variety of case studies including Kosovo, Timor-Leste, Syria, Libya and Iraq, and examine the complexity of interventions across their different dimensions, including relevant doctrines such as R2P, 'Use of Force' and Human Security.

Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century

Managing Armed Conflicts in the 21st Century

Author: Adekeye Adebajo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0714681369

Category: History

Page: 252

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"Written largely by a group of young scholars of diverse backgrounds, the essays reflect views and voices that are not always heard above the Anglo-American din. The volume provides a resource for scholars and policymakers alike, enriching the current debate and making more fruitful the international dialogue between North and South."--BOOK JACKET.

International Conflict Mediation

International Conflict Mediation

Author: Jacob Bercovitch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415453097

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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The field of international conflict mediation is currently undergoing a revolution, which is fundamentally challenging and changing our understanding of conflict resolution. Largely driven by UN actions, international conflict mediation has become one of, if not the most prominent and important conflict resolution methods of the early 21st century. A number of quantitative data sources on conflict management have recently become available to scholars, facilitating an explosion of quantitative-based studies on international mediation. The proposed book exemplifies this blast, and is very much at the forefront of it. The topicality of mediation has attracted a wave of new scholars and approaches, bridging the divide between those who studied conflict management and those who analyzed conflict occurrence and conduct. This book aims to capture these important changes in the field of international conflict mediation, and includes essays by leading scholars on a variety of critical aspects of conflict management with state of the art analytical tools and up to date data.

Power in the 21st Century

Power in the 21st Century

Author: Tanguy Struye de Swielande

Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain

ISBN: 9782875584267

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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This book results from a symposium organized by Genesys Network, which took place on April 29th, 2015, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The organizers invited contributors to think about the concept of power in the context of the evolving international system, and what it implied for the study of the concept in IR academic field. Indeed, if the end of the Cold War was characterized by a "unipolar moment" as defined by Krauthammer in 1991, this period is starting to come to an end. While the United States remains arguably a global superpower, its position is more and more disputed by other actors. Likewise, new centers of power have emerged. Today's world is complex and transitional, characterized by both short- and long-term challenges; interactions among these powers remain to be apprehended and understood. In the last decade, we have also observed an economic and partially political shift or redistribution of power from the “West to the Rest” on the classical state power chessboard. The beginning of the 21st century thus constitutes an important challenge for the super- and emerging or resurgent powers. The new global state of affairs is characterized by conditions that are more complex than in the past. In these circumstances and in the face of these worldwide trends, the concept of power has evolved and the need to redefine or think the concept has become a necessity. The present book thus aims at presenting the diversity of views on the concept of power but also, perhaps more importantly, their complementarity.

Regional and Ethnic Conflicts

Regional and Ethnic Conflicts

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317344667

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Regional and Ethnic Conflicts: Perspectives from the Front Lines provides an alternative vantage point that contributes new perspectives to the study of ethnopolitical conflict. The interest and insights students gain from this book into how complex ethnopolitical conflicts can be mitigated, resolved and prevented give hope to the future. From a pedagogical perspective, this text is designed to expose students to alternative perspectives. It adds realism and insight to students' understanding of distal ethnopolitical conflicts. Contributors were purposely asked to discuss a range of factors to bring to light the complexity of ethnopolitical conflict. Their chapters are meant to prod students to internalize the importance of analyzing and understanding ethnopolitical conflicts from multiple perspectives.