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Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

1st Edition

Edited by Dennis J.D. Sandole, Sean Byrne, Ingrid Sandole-Staroste, Jessica Senehi


572 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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This major Handbook comprises cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CAR).

The volume provides a comprehensive overview of the core concepts, theories, approaches, processes, and intervention designs in the field. The central theme is the value of multidisciplinary approaches to the analysis and resolution of conflicts. This consists of moving from the study of analytical approaches to understanding the deep-rooted causes of conflict, to third-party intervention approaches to preventing or ending violence, and to resolving and transforming conflict.

The book is divided into four main parts:

Part I: Core Concepts and Theories

Part II: Core Approaches

Part III: Core Practices

Part IV: Alternative Voices and Complex Intervention Designs

The Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all students of conflict resolution, peace and conflict studies, and International Relations in general, as well as to practitioners in the field.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Core Concepts and Theories 1. The Role of Identity in Conflict 2. Encountering Nationalism: The Contribution of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 3. Gender Relations and Conflict Transformation Among Refugee Women 4. Causation as a Core Concept in Conflict Analysis 5. The Challenge of Operationalizing Key Concepts in Conflict Resolution Theory in International and Subnational Conflicts 6. The Enemy and the Innocent of Violent Conflicts 7. Identity Conflicts: Models of Dynamics and Early Warning 8. Generativity-Based Conflict: Maturing Micro Foundations for Conflict Theory Part 2: Core Approaches: Conceptual and Methodological 9. Human Agonistes: Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Ontological Agency and Human Conflict 10. The Ethnography of Peace Education: Some Lessons Learned from Palestinian-Jewish Integrated Education in Israel 11. Waging Conflicts Constructively 12. A Social-Psychological Approach to Conflict Analysis and Resolution 13. Building Relational Empathy Through An Interactive Design Process 14. Building Peace: Storytelling to Transform Conflicts Constructively 15. A Capacity Building Approach to Conflict Resolution 16. Gender Mainstreaming: A Valuable Tool in Building Sustainable Peace 17. Culture Theory, Culture Clash, and the Practice of Conflict Resolution 18. Conflict Resolution: The Missing Link between Liberal IR Theory and Realistic Practice 19. Understanding the Development-Conflict Nexus and the Contribution of Development Cooperation to Peacebuilding 20. Evaluation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding21. Toward A Conflictology: The Quest for Trans-Disciplinarity Part 3: Core Practices: Processes 22. Conflict Transformation: Reasons to be Modest 23. Mediation Frames/Justice Games 24. Interactive Conflict Resolution: Dialogue, Conflict Analysis and Problem Solving 25. Mediation and International Conflict Resolution: Analyzing Structure and Behavior 26. Ethical and Gendered Dilemmas of Moving from Emergency Response to Development in "Failed" States 27. Memory-Retrieval and Truth-Recovery 28. Shifting from Coherent Towards Holistic Peace Processes 29. Law and Legal Processes in Resolving International Conflicts Part 4: Alternative Voices and Complex Intervention Designs 30. Restorative Processes of Peace and Healing within the Governing Structures of the Rotinonshonni "Longhouse People" 31. Critical Systematic Inquiry in Conflict Analysis and Resolution: An Essential Bridge between Theory and Practice 32. From Diagnosis to Treatment: Towards New Shared Principles for Israeli/Palestinian Peacebuilding 33. Strategies for the Prevention, Management and/or Resolution of (Ethnic) Crisis and Conflict: The Case of the Balkans 34. The Perception of Economic Assistance in Northern Ireland and Its Role in the Peace Process35. Conflict Resolution in An Age of Empire: New Challenges to an Emerging Field Conclusions Conclusion: Revisiting the CAR Field. Epilogue: Implications for Theory, Research, Practice and Teaching

About the Editors

Dennis J. D. Sandole is Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, USA.

Sean Byrne is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Founding Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Ingrid Sandole-Staroste is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology, Global Affairs and Women's Studies Programs at George Mason University, USA.

Jessica Senehi is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Associate Director of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights