It is usual to evaluate EU actorness in different fields of action based on the requirements for EU actorness in general. There is hardly any work suggesting specific requirements for EU actorness in one of the fields of action. The aim of this paper is to open a new pathway in the European studies by introducing specific requirements for EU actorness in conflict resolution. New requirements for EU actorness in conflict resolution were drawn from the re-organized order of general requirements for EU actorness and conflict resolution theory. First, EU external influence capabilities were investigated. Then, these requirements were applied in the cases of the Macedonian and Georgian conflicts. In the end of each case, lessons were drawn for practical use. The result came in this paper is that while the EU meets the requirements of capabilities and recognition (partially) in both of the cases, it suffers from the absence of the convergence of the preferences of EU member states. In general, both the theoretical and empirical findings of this paper are new in their field and highlight many questions for further research.
This book examines the traditional mechanisms for conflict resolution in Africa using Igboland in Nigeria as a case study. The seeming failure of modern methods of conflict resolution has reinforced the turn to traditional mechanisms as the people appear to have more confidence in extant methods of resolving conflicts. The conflict between Aguleri/Umuleri communities in Igboland justifies the use of traditional conflict resolution mechanisms giving the elusive quest for peace within the modern conflict resolution apparatus in the post colonial Nigerian State. In the final analysis after over 100 years of dispute, the book argues that it was through the traditional peace process initiated by the Umuada women group and discussion within the village assembly comprising of male folk and final consummation through oath-taking that led to the successful resolution of the conflict.
The European Union is concerned by ethnic conflicts that are on its borders and can threaten the security of the EU from outside and inside. Examining the cases of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria and Cyprus, this research investigates to what extent the European Union is committed to ethnic conflict resolution. Hypothesizing that EU direct involvement in the conflict resolution process is more successful than the mediated efforts and the failure of the European Union to assist territorial entities sharpens the secessionist trends, the theories of third party intervention, credible commitment theory and the costs and benefits theory form the theoretical framework of this research. The review of the literature formed basis to understand the EU policies and tools deployed for the conflict prevention in the cases selected, on which the applied theoretical framework created strong bases to make conclusions.The EU direct involvement in the conflict resolution process is more effective. Rejecting the second hypothesis the argument becomes valid emphasizing that EU assistance, substantial or not, does not affect the conflicting territories' decision to secede.
Conflict Resolution holds the promise of freeing approaches and policies with regard to politics of identity from the fatalistic grip of realism. While the conceptual literature on identity and conflicts has moved in this alternative direction, conflict resolution practice continues to rely on realist frames and acts as an unwanted auxiliary to traditional International Relations (IR). Perpetuation of conflict discourses, marginalization, and exclusion of affected populations are widespread. They are caused by the over-reliance of conflict resolution practice on the binary frames of classic IR paradigms and also by the competitive and hierarchical relationships within the field itself.Philip Gamaghelyan relies on participatory action research (PAR) and collective auto-ethnography to expose patterns of exclusion and marginalization as well as the paradoxical reproduction of conflict-promoting frames in current conflict-resolution practice applied to the Nagorno-Karabakh and Syrian crises. He builds on the work of post-modernist scholars, on reflective practice, and on discourse analysis to explore alternative and inclusive strategies with a transformative potential through reflections and actions customary for PAR.The IR discipline, that has dominated policy-making, is only one possible lens, and often a deficient one, for defining, preventing, or resolving contemporary conflicts wrapped in identity politics. Other conceptual frameworks can help to rethink our understanding of...
A practical workplace guide to handling conflict effectively Managing employees and encouraging them to work together toward a common goal is an essential skill that all leaders should possess. Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies provides the tools and advice you need to restore peace, train your colleagues to get along better with others, prevent conflicts from ever starting, and maintain better productivity while boosting morale. One of the only trade publications that takes the manager's perspective on how to address conflicts, resolve disputes, and restore peace and productivity to the workplace Examines more positive means for resolving conflicts (other than arguing, surrendering, running away, filing a lawsuit, etc.) Helps managers and employees sort through problems and make the workplace a more rewarding place No manager should be without Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies!
This handbook invites readers who are interested in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution to share the perspectives of experts in the field. Contributors include scholars, mediators, trainers and negotiators, all of whom are passionate about their work. Emphasises both internal and external factors as important sources of influence when negotiating conflicts. Explores the cultural and institutional frameworks that have shaped intervention processes. Considers what techniques might work when, how and why. Demonstrates the sophistication of contemporary studies of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.
This book contains a very precise and real expressions of ethnic conflict,especially in third world countries like Ethiopia.First hand information is used to explain the concepts of ethnic conflict & to understand the real demands of the local quarreling parties.some of the concepts includes; -the meaning of conflict & inter ethnic conflict, the causes & effects of conflict, the role of traditional conflict resolution, mechanisms, the role of women in conflict, the role of government organizations & NGOs.etc
The Dynamics of Conflict When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it. The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own. Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web. In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the personal impact that conflict work as a field has on conflict specialists.
Using qualitative research methods and the theories of international relations, the role of regional organisations in the United Nations conflict resolution politics in maintaining peace and security in the world is considered. Viewing the case study of the first years of the Syrian war (2011-2013) and an excursus on the Libyan conflict (2011), this paper attempts to show in how far regional organisations, as the African Union and the League of Arab States played parts in cooperating with the United Nations to handle the situations in their respective regions.
"Don't waste your conflict."Grateful for the Fight goes beyond resolving conflict to using conflict to transform lives. Neufeld cautions that the urgency in today's society to resolve conflict might be a sophisticated way of bypassing the true value of conflict. If we let it, conflict can be our ally-an unusual window into the self. By investigating our fears and releasing them, we stand to make a true and lasting change that will improve our daily lives and every one of our relationships.The premise of Grateful for the Fight, Neufeld's first book, is that if we have the necessary fight with ourselves, we won't be having unnecessary fights with others-and we will be more equipped to have the necessary ones. Using real case scenarios and personal experiences, Neufeld demonstrates how using outer conflict to work through inner conflict points to a greater capacity for growth and resilience in uncomfortable situations.If you're ready to heal personal and mutual sensitivities, gain greater inner peace, and enjoy a relationship with more intimacy and vitality, welcome! You've come to the right place....
Praise for The Handbook of Conflict Resolution «This handbook is a classic. It helps connect the research of academia to the practical realities of peacemaking and peacebuilding like no other. It is both comprehensive and deeply informed on topics vital to the field like power, gender, cooperation, emotion, and trust. It now sits prominently on my bookshelf.» —Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate «The Handbook of Conflict Resolution offers an astonishing array of insightful articles on theory and practice by leading scholars and practitioners. Students, professors, and professionals alike can learn a great deal from studying this Handbook.» —William Ury, Director, Global Negotiation Project, Harvard University; coauthor, Getting to Yes and author, The Third Side «Morton Deutsch, Peter Coleman, and Eric Marcus put together a handbook that will be helpful to many. I hope the book will reach well beyond North America to contribute to the growing worldwide interest in the constructive resolution of conflict. This book offers instructive ways to make this commitment a reality.» —George J. Mitchell, Former majority leader of the United States Senate; former chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland and the International Fact-Finding Committee on Violence in the Middle East; chairman of the board, Walt Disney Company; senior fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University «Let's be honest. This book is just too big to carry around in your hand. But that's because it is loaded with the most critical essays linking the theory and practice of conflict resolution. The Handbook of Conflict Resolution is heavy on content and should be a well-referenced resource on the desk of every mediator—as it is on mine.» —Johnston Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General, Ombudsman and Mediation Services, United Nations
The need to adapt, transform and broaden alternative dispute resolution processes is necessary to address new challenges in the field of conflict resolution. An unexplored challenge in the dispute resolution community is how to address the role of value and identity issues in mediation. Occasionally, value or identity issues will become overt in a transactional specific case dispute, creating challenges for the third party facilitator to assist those in conflict with their effort to reach a resolution. Using contextual theory as a framework to analyze value based identity conflict (VBIC) issues in mediation, this thesis project explores: the role of values and identity in a mediation process; how VBIC can be identified by a third party facilitator during a problem-solving mediation; and how a third party facilitator can address VBIC characteristics and issues once the mediation process has begun. Utilizing the knowledge and experience of academics and practitioners from the dispute resolution field, this research suggests a variety of ways to identify and address VBIC issues during a mediation process.
The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation
Using the Bakassi dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon, the Badme Conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea; this book elucidates how variations in state formation processes and sources of legitimacy account for why the international community is successful in preventing or resolving conflicts in some territorial disputes but fails to do so in others. How these variations in the African state formation process affect their dependence upon the international political system for legitimacy and response to international pressure in conflict resolution. The case-study method and process tracing data analysis technique are employed to acquire empirical data and analyze the variables investigated. This book is recommended for academics in African politics and international security actors.