This book explores mediation as a means toward resolving the civil wars. It shows that the sovereign sensitivities of incumbent governments, the risk of international legitimization of insurgents, and the need for reconciliation rather than mere containment demand special mediation efforts.
Part One - Theory of Mediation 1. Introduction 2. Preconditions for Successful Mediation of Civil Wars Part Two - Case Study 3. The Origins of the Conflict 4. The Civil War and its Development 5. Early Mediation Efforts 6. The WCC and AACC Mediation Part Three - Theory and Practice 7. Analysis of the Conflict Resolution Process 8. The Relationship Between Mediation Theory and the Sudan Case Study 9. Conclusion 10. Epilogue 11. Bibliography