Presents an overview of the logic, evolution, application and outcomes of the 5 major approaches of international conflict management: traditional peacekeeping; peace enforcement and support operations; negotiation and bargaining; mediation; and, adjudication. This book provides an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques.
This new textbook provides students with an accessible overview of the logic, evolution, application and outcomes of the five major approaches of the growing field of international conflict management: traditional peacekeeping; peace enforcement and support operations; negotiation and bargaining; mediation; and, adjudication. The book aims to provide the student with a fuller understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these five techniques within the dynamic context of the contemporary security environment, especially in relation to recent and ongoing case studies of inter-state and intra-state conflict.To demonstrate the changing nature of security in the post-Cold War world, the text contrasts this with competing visions of security during the Cold War and earlier periods, and provides numerous points of comparison with the dominant causes, types, strategy, and prosecution of warfare in other eras. "International Conflict Management" will be essential reading for all students of conflict management, mediation, peacekeeping, peace and conflict studies, and international security in general. Michael J.; Butler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at Clark University (USA).
Preface and Acknowledgements. List of Boxes, Maps and Figures. List of Acronyms. Introduction. Part 1: Continuity and Change 1. What is International Conflict Management? 1.1 Defining International Conflict Management 1.2 Conflict Management and Collective Security 1.3 Mapping the Conceptual Field 1.4 Debating International Conflict Management 2. The Changing Nature of Security 2.1 The Traditional (Realist) View 2.2 Security Under Fire 2.3 Debating the Security Referent 2.4 The 'New Security Environment' 3. The Challenges of 'New' Wars 3.1 War as a Concept 3.2 Empirical Trends in Armed Conflict 3.3 Conflict in Context: Old and New Wars Part 2: Concepts and Application 4. Peacekeeping 4.1 Peacekeeping in Brief: Insights from UNFICYP 4.2 What is Peacekeeping? 4.3 Precursors to Peacekeeping 4.4 Peacekeeping: A Narrative History 4.5 How Peacekeeping Works 4.6 Contemporary Issues and Debates 5. A Study in Peacekeeping: UNOMIG in Georgia 5.1 Background and Context 5.2 The Conflict in Abkhazia 5.3 UNOMIG and Peacekeeping in Georgia 5.4 The Outcome 5.5 Lessons Learned 6. Mediation 6.1 Mediation in Brief: Insights from Camp David 6.2 What is Mediation? 6.3 Mediation: A Narrative History 6.4 How Mediation Works 6.5 Approaches to International Mediation 6.6 Contemporary Issues and Debates 7. A Study in Mediation: IGAD in Sudan 7.1 Background and Context 7.2 The Sudanese Civil War 7.3 IGAD Mediation in Sudan 7.4 The Outcome 7.5 Lessons Learned 8. Peace Enforcement 8.1 Peace Enforcement in Brief: Insights from ONUC 8.2 What is Peace Enforcement? 8.3 Peace Enforcement: A Narrative History 8.4 How Peace Enforcement Works 8.5 Who are the Peace Enforcers? 8.6 Contemporary Issues and Debates 9. A Study in Peace Enforcement: INTERFET in East Timor 9.1 Background and Context 9.2 The Conflict in East Timor 9.3 INTERFET and Peace Enforcement in East Timor 9.4 The Outcome 9.5 Lessons Learned 10. International Adjudication 10.1 International Adjudication in Brief: Insights from the Rann of Kutch Case 10.2 What is International Adjudication 10.3 Legal and Theoretical Parameters 10.4 International Adjudication: A Narrative History 10.5 How International Adjudication Works 10.6 Contemporary Issues and Debates 11. A Study in International Adjudication: The Mapiripan Massacre 11.1 Background and Context 11.2 The Conflict in Columbia 11.3 The IACHR and the Maripan Case 11.4 The Outcome 11.5 Lessons Learned 12. Conclusion 12.1 A Gradual Transformation 12.2 Key Themes, Recurring Questions 12.3 Managing 'New' Wars 12.4 The Way Forward. Bibliography