Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice

1st Edition

Stefan Wolff, Christalla Yakinthou

Routledge
Published September 22, 2011
Textbook - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415563741 - CAT# Y105618

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Summary

This exciting and innovative new textbook takes a multi-perspective approach to the study of conflict management in divided societies.

Offering a wide range of perspectives from the leading experts in the field, the work explains conflict management from the viewpoint of the political scientist, the constitutional architect, the activist, and the NGO. It examines the philosophies underpinning constitutional design, the actors and processes involved, and the practicalities of the settlement process, combining conceptual and theoretical contributions with empirical case studies. In so doing, it provides a comprehensive global introduction to the study of conflict management in divided societies.

Features & benefits of the textbook:

  • Clearly explains the theories underpinning constitutional design including power sharing/liberal consociationalism, centripetalism, power dividing, and territorial solutions
  • Surveys the key actors and processes involved in designing and implementing peace including the evolution of diplomacy in peace-making, and separate chapters about crafting solutions for divided societies from the perspectives of NGOs, the UN, EU and AU
  • Explores the realities on the ground with chapters written by activists and practitioners which draw on their experience of working in conflict zones

Written in a clear and engaging style, this work is essential reading for all students of conflict resolution.

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