Strategies of Intervention in Protracted Violent Conflicts by Civil Society Actors
|Title||Strategies of Intervention in Protracted Violent Conflicts by Civil Society Actors|
|Subtitle / Series Title||The Example of Interventions in the Violent Conflicts in the Area of Former Yugoslavia, 1990 - 2002|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Number of Pages||403 pp.|
This thesis seeks to contribute to the understanding of conflict intervention in protracted violent conflicts by studying the activities of civil society actors in regard to the conflicts in what was Yugoslavia until 1991. A very broad understanding of 'intervention' is used for this purpose that includes all kinds of activities that relate to the conflicts. Based on a survey of activities in the period between 1990 and 2002, a framework for categorising and describing these interventions is applied according to basic functions in four 'grand strategies' of 'peace-making', 'peace-keeping', 'peace-building', and 'information, support, protest and advocacy', with a total list of about 230 instruments of conflict intervention identified.