1st Edition

Conflict Resolution and Global Justice The European Union in the Global Context

Edited By Nikola Tomić, Ben Tonra Copyright 2022
    236 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines how the different normative foundations of conflict resolution held by various global actors, their understandings of justice, and the differences between types of conflict influence the varying means by which conflicts can be prevented, managed, and ultimately resolved.

    By combining insights from political theory, conflict studies, and European Union (EU) foreign policy studies, the book identifies the EU as the key case of a conflict manager that is both a product and a defender of a global liberal order. It focuses on three aspects of conflict resolution that pose their own sets of both normative and empirical dilemmas: resolving border disputes; strengthening the resilience of weak or divided states and societies after regime change, and intervention in humanitarian crises. Furthermore, it offers a comparative analysis between a potentially distinctive European approach and that of other global actors and reflects critically on situations where policy practice may not always reflect a concern for justice, asking what countervailing forces prevail and why.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars and students in European and EU Studies, Area studies, Conflict Resolution, War Studies, EU Foreign Policy Political Theory, International relations as well as policymakers.

    1. Introduction

    Nikola Tomić and Ben Tonra

    PART 1: Resolving and managing border disputes

    2. Recognition, reproduction, transformation: The use and abuse of international justice in the Cyprus conflict

    Thomas Diez

    3. Conceptions of justice underpinning Europe’s policies towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Filip Ejdus

    4. Between border dispute and ethnic conflict: The EU as a just mediator in the Serbia-Kosovo stalemate

    Nikola Tomić

    5. Russia’s approach to conflict resolution through the prism of international justice

    Nikolay Kaveshnikov

    PART 2: Resolving and managing regime changes and power vacuums

    6. Libya and the EU

    Stefano Marcuzzi

    7. The (In)Justices of Peacekeeping: EUFOR Tchad/RCA

    Ben Tonra

    8. Peacekeeping and security through the African Union

    Anthoni Van Nieuwkerk

    9. India on global justice issues of United Nations peacekeeping and peace building: A case study of the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Yeshi Choedon

    10. A Brazilian way of peacekeeping? A normative and empirical analysis of Brazil’s contributions, challenges, and contradictions

    Rubens de Siqueira Duarte and Guilherme M. Dias

    11. Conclusion

    Nikola Tomić and Ben Tonra


    Nikola Tomić is Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland.

    Ben Tonra is Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland.

    A noteworthy strength of Conflict Resolution and Global Justice is the coverage of several conflicts from multiple angles: for example, peacekeeping in the DRC is reviewed through the lenses of the EU, the AU, and India.

    - Mitja Kleczka (2023): On the European Union’s Justice Principles in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, International Peacekeeping