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
Preface Dennis Sandole, Sean Byrne, Ingrid Sandole-Staroste and Jessica Senehi Foreword Professor Dean Pruitt. Introduction to the Field: Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Multidiscipline: A Work in Progress Sean Byrne and Jessica Senehi Part 1: Core Concepts and Theories 1. The Role of Identity in Conflict Celia Cook-Huffman 2. Encountering Nationalism: The Contribution of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Harry Anastasiou 3. Gender Relations and Conflict Transformation Among Refugee Women Anna Snyder 4. Causation as a Core Concept in Conflict Analysis Daniel Rothbart and Rose Cherubin 5. The Challenge of Operationalizing Key Concepts in Conflict Resolution Theory in International and Subnational Conflicts Frederic S. Pearson and Marie Olson Lounsbery 6. The Enemy and the Innocent of Violent Conflicts Daniel Rothbart and Karina V. Korostelina 7. Identity Conflicts: Models of Dynamics and Early Warning Karina V. Korostelina 8. Generativity-Based Conflict: Maturing Micro Foundations for Conflict Theory Solon J. Simmons Part 2: Core Approaches: Conceptual and Methodological 9. Human Agonistes: Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Ontological Agency and Human Conflict Thomas E. Boudreau 10. The Ethnography of Peace Education: Some Lessons Learned from Palestinian-Jewish Integrated Education in Israel Zvi Bekerman 11. Waging Conflicts Constructively Louis Kriesberg 12. A Social-Psychological Approach to Conflict Analysis and Resolution Herbert C. Kelman 13. Building Relational Empathy Through An Interactive Design Process Benjamin J. Broome 14. Building Peace: Storytelling to Transform Conflicts Constructively Jessica Senehi 15. A Capacity Building Approach to Conflict Resolution Alan Edward Barsky 16. Gender Mainstreaming: A Valuable Tool in Building Sustainable Peace Ingrid Sandole-Staroste 17. Culture Theory, Culture Clash, and the Practice of Conflict Resolution Kevin Avruch 18. Conflict Resolution: The Missing Link between Liberal IR Theory and Realistic Practice Nimet Beriker 19. Understanding the Development-Conflict Nexus and the Contribution of Development Cooperation to Peacebuilding Thania Paffenholz 20. Evaluation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Esra Çuhadar Gürkaynak, Bruce Dayton and Thania Paffenholz 21. Toward A Conflictology: The Quest for Trans-Disciplinarity Johan Galtung Part 3: Core Practices: Processes 22. Conflict Transformation: Reasons to be Modest Stephen Ryan 23. Mediation Frames/Justice Games Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner 24. Interactive Conflict Resolution: Dialogue, Conflict Analysis and Problem Solving Ronald J. Fisher 25. Mediation and International Conflict Resolution: Analyzing Structure and Behavior Jacob Bercovitch 26. Ethical and Gendered Dilemmas of Moving from Emergency Response to Development in "Failed" States Janie Leatherman and Nadia Negrustueva 27. Memory-Retrieval and Truth-Recovery Paul Arthur 28. Shifting from Coherent Towards Holistic Peace Processes Susan Allen Nan 29. Law and Legal Processes in Resolving International Conflicts Michelle Gallant Part 4: Alternative Voices and Complex Intervention Designs 30. Restorative Processes of Peace and Healing within the Governing Structures of the Rotinonshonni "Longhouse People" Brian Rice 31. Critical Systematic Inquiry in Conflict Analysis and Resolution: An Essential Bridge between Theory and Practice Dennis J.D. Sandole 32. From Diagnosis to Treatment: Towards New Shared Principles for Israeli/Palestinian Peacebuilding Walid Salem and Edy Kaufman 33. Strategies for the Prevention, Management and/or Resolution of (Ethnic) Crisis and Conflict: The Case of the Balkans Mitja Žagar 34. The Perception of Economic Assistance in Northern Ireland and Its Role in the Peace Process Sean Byrne, Cynthia Irvin, and Eyob Fissuh 35. Conflict Resolution in An Age of Empire: New Challenges to an Emerging Field Richard E. Rubenstein Conclusions Conclusion: Revisiting the CAR Field Sean Byrne and Jessica Senehi. Epilogue: Implications for Theory, Research, Practice and Teaching Dennis J.D. Sandole and Ingrid Sandole-Staroste
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.
'This work substantially adds to the growing body of empirically based literature on conflict analysis and its resolution. It will undoubtedly become one of the standard-bearers of a rapidly developing field of study.' Choice, August 2009