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This new book presents a radical and fascinating critique of the theory and practice of mediation.
Using social constructionism and particularly discourse analysis, peacemaking processes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are re-evaluated. The narrow and exclusive parameters circumscribing the field of mediation are challenged and pushed out, bringing in new areas for consideration and analysis.
1. Introduction 2. Social constructionism, discourse analysis and peacemaking strategies 3. Palestine in the eye of the storm: changing discourses and ever-decreasing circles 4. The power to define: states against terrorists, good against evil and the Palestinian struggle for self-determination 5. A propitious convergence of events and increased opportunities for peace in the Middle East: 1987-1993 6. A decade after Oslo: broken promises, deep disappointments and the all too familiar resort to violence 7. Lessons learnt and ways forward
This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, political Islam, democracy, ideology and public policy.