Across the Lines of Conflict : Facilitating Cooperation to Build Peace / Michael Lund, Steve McDonald.
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- New York, NY : Columbia University Press, 
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- Conflict management -- Case studies.
Peace-building -- Case studies.
Reconciliation -- Case studies.
- In English.
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- Through a comparative analysis of six case studies, this volume illustrates key conflict-resolution techniques for peacebuilding. Outside parties learn how to facilitate cooperation by engaging local leaders in intensive, interactive workshops. These opposing leaders reside in small, ethnically divided countries, including Burundi, Cyprus, Estonia, Guyana, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan, that have experienced communal conflicts in recent years. In Estonia and Guyana, peacebuilding initiatives sought to ward off violence. In Burundi and Sri Lanka, initiatives focused on ending ongoing hostilities, and in Cyprus and Tajikistan, these efforts brought peace to the country after its violence had ended. The contributors follow a systematic assessment framework, including a common set of questions for interviewing participants to prepare comparable results from a set of diverse cases. Their findings weigh the successes and failures of this particular approach to conflict resolution and draw conclusions about the conditions under which such interactive approaches work, as well as assess the audience and the methodologies used.This work features research conducted in conjunction with the Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States, convened by the Wilson Center's Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.
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Foreword / Hamilton, Lee H.
Preface / McDonald, Steve
Part I. Approaching the Subject
1. Intrastate Conflicts and the Problem of Political Will / Lund, Michael
2. Unofficial Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace / Lund, Michael
Part II. Assessing Country Cases
Averting Conflict Escalation
3. Estonia: Psychopolitical Dialogue Contributing to Conflict Prevention / Allen, Susan H.
4. Can Dialogues Change the Course of a Small Nation? The Social Cohesion Program in Guyana / Lund, Michael
Ending Active Conflicts
5. Tajikistan: Peace Secured, but the State of Our Dreams? / Matveeva, Anna
6. Sri Lanka: When Negotiations Fail-Talks for the Sake of Talks; War for the Sake of Peace / Siebert, Hannes / Charles, Chanya
Transcending Past Conflicts
7. The Harvard Study Group on Cyprus: Contributions to an Unfulfilled Peace Process / Chigas, Diana
8. The Burundi Leadership Training Program / Campbell, Susanna / Uvin, Peter
Part III. Findings and Implications
9. Learning from the Case Studies: Impacts and Explanations / Lund, Michael
10. Contemporary Implications: From Trust-Building to Institution-Building / Lund, Michael
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- Lund, Michael, editor.
McDonald, Steve, editor.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7312/lund70450 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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