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?
4. Finland: a non-traditional peacemaker
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
8. Interviews with 3 former Canadian ambassadors regarding their previous mediation efforts
Conclusion: What Role for Middle Powers?
Evan Hoffman and David Carment