1st Edition

International Mediation in a Fragile World

Edited By David Carment, Evan Hoffman Copyright 2018
    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    120 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Contributions to this volume consider the importance of mediation in violent conflict. Practical and applied, this publication will be of interest to scholars, academics, policymakers and practitioners. It was originally published as a special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

    Introduction: Mediation for Middle Powers
    David Carment and Evan Hoffman

    1. Mediation roles for large small countries
    I. William Zartman

    2. A responsibility to talk: mediation and violence against civilians
    Joakim Kreutz and Johan Brosché

    3. Preventive diplomacy, mediation and the responsibility to protect in Libya: a missed opportunity for Canada?
    Sid Rashid

    4. Finland: a non-traditional peacemaker
    Pertti Joenniemi

    5. Conflict resolution in Cyprus: the absence of committed leadership
    Robert I. Rotberg

    6. Towards full spectrum conflict prevention: the international peace and prosperity project in Guinea-Bissau
    Evan A. Hoffman

    7. Patterns of diplomatic peacemaking
    Birger Heldt

    8. Interviews with 3 former Canadian ambassadors regarding their previous mediation efforts
    Evan Hoffman

    Conclusion: What Role for Middle Powers?
    Evan Hoffman and David Carment


    David Carment is Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University and editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. His most recent books examine state fragility theory and policy and third party intervention in ethnic conflict. Carment teaches conflict mediation and bargaining and negotiation His research focusing third party intervention has appeared in Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Third World Quarterly and International Interactions.

    Evan Hoffman is a Senior Associate at the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN). Dr. Hoffman has published numerous articles on the themes of conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, and mediation. He has provided consulting services to Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Carter Center, the UN, the EU, the Ottawa Police Service, St. Lawrence College, the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice and others on these topics.