Peacemaking in International Conflict

TitlePeacemaking in International Conflict
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleMethods and Techniques (Revised Edition)
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZartman, IW
Number of Pages460 pp.
PublisherUnited States Institute of Peace Press
ISBN Number978-1-929223-66-4
Accession Number952

The methods and techniques of peacemaking - whether it is called conflict resolution, management, or transformation - have become increasingly sophisticated, particularly in response to the increased complexity of international conflict in the post - 9/11 era.

This updated and expanded edition of the highly popular volume originally published in 1997 describes the tools and skills of peacemaking that are currently available and critically assesses their usefulness and limitations. The field's preeminent researchers and practitioners, including a United Nations undersecretary-general on the threat and use of force in peacemaking, present not only the more traditional approaches to peacemaking (bargaining and negotiation, third-party mediation, and arbitration and adjudication) but also newer, 'nonofficial' approaches that have attracted considerable attention for their innovativeness (social-psychological approaches, problem-solving workshops, conflict transformation, peace education, and training).

Written for all students of peacemaking and foreign policymaking - both scholars and practitioners - the chapters in this revised edition of Peacemaking in International Conflict provide cogent analyses and offer practical lessons for a variety of conflict settings, from disarmament and arms-control negotiations to subnational conflicts in the new and emerging states of the post - Cold War era: from the challenges for statecraft in addressing transnational political violence and 'asymmetric' threats to international security.


Introduction - I. William Zartman

Part I: Mapping the Field

The Conflict Resolution Field - Lewis Kriesberg

Social-Psychological Dimensions of International Conflict - Herbert C. Kelman

The Changing Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy of Peacemaking - J. Lewis Rasmussen

Part II: Approaches to Peacemaking Negotiating in the International Context - Daniel Druckman

Mediation in International Conflicts - Jacob Bercovitch

Arbitration and Adjudication - Richard B. Bilder

Interactive Conflict Resolution - Ronald J. Fisher

Religion and Peacebuilding - Cynthia Sampson

Part III: Education and Training

Addressing Conflict through Education - Pamela Aall, Jeffrey Helsing, and Alan Tidwell

The Contributions of Training - George Ward

Part IV: Positive and Negative Inducements in Foreign Policy

The Economic Tools of Peacemaking - David Cortright

The Role of Force in Peacemaking - Jane Holl Lute

Conclusion - I. William Zartman

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