First published in 1999, this volume examines ways in which adversarial relationships can be transformed and reconciled in diverse settings. It is intended to enhance our understanding of the nature of structural transformation as well as the processes for changing psychological relations between adversaries. Conflict resolution is ingrained in the analysis of inter-group dynamics as well as the process and outcome of negotiating different values and incompatible interests. The Contributors to the volume include Christopher Mitchell, Tarja Väyrynen, Ronald J. Fisher, Louis Kriesberg, Malvern Lumsden, E. Franklin Dukes and Richard E. Rubenstein.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction. 1. Research on Conflict Resolution. Ho-Won Jeong. Part 2. Conflict Dynamics. 2. The Anatomy of De-Escalation. Christopher Mitchell. 3. Identity Formation and Transformation. Ho-Won Jeong and Tarja Väyrynen. Part 3. Process of Reconciliation. 4. Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation. Ronald J. Fisher. 5. Paths to Varieties of Intercommunal Reconciliation. Louis Kriesberg. 6. Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Three Zones of Social Reconstruction. Malvern Lumsden. Part 4. Structural Transformation. 7. Structural Forces in Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Democratic Society. E. Franklin Dukes. 8. Conflict Resolution and the Structural Sources of Conflict. Richard E. Rubenstein.
HO-WON JEONG is Associate Professor for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA. His publications include The New Agenda for Peace Research, Conflict Resolution: Dynamics, Process and Structure, Peace and Conflict Studies: An Introduction and Global Environmental Policies.
’...this volume answers the challenge of forming a systematic way of thinking about and creating conceptual strategies for a future knowledge bank of conflict resolution practice. This body of work further encourages theorists and practitioners to continue the dialogue.’ Ethnic Conflict ’...offers a characteristically original analysis...’ Political Studies