The Management of Peace Processes
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Management of Peace Processes by John Darby
Book DescriptionIn recent years, the resolution of violent conflicts has undergone significant changes. The UN-dominated interventions of the late 1980s have been replaced by a new form of peace process. This typically involves the protagonists more directly in the process, with external interventions from regional and neighbouring countries rather than the UN, in attempts to move protracted ethnic conflicts towards some sort of political accommodation. Yet there are few comparative analyses of how these peace processes are managed and how they tackle obstacles such as violence during negotiations or re-integrating former combatants into civil society. The Management of Peace Processes has monitored five peace processes (Israel/Palestine, South Africa, the Basque Country, Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland) over more than two years. Based on interviews with senior politicians and policy-makers involved in all five peace processes, it identifies those factors which facilitate or block political movement in deeply divided societies. It highlights issues of negotiation and constitutional change, political violence, economics, external influences, public opinion and symbolism. The book also challenges a number of commonly accepted views associated with peace processes such as the existence of peace dividends, the role of leaders and the impact of violence on negotiations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312231989
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave USA
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Darby
Contemporary Peacemaking, Hardback (June 2008)
Contemporary Peacemaking draws on recent experience to identify and explore the essential components of peace processes. The book is organized around five key themes in peacemaking: planning for peace; negotiations; violence on peace processes; peace accords; and peace accord implementation and post-war reconstruction.
Guns and Government, Hardback (December 2001)
Part of a wider study of the management of contemporary peace processes, this book has a strong comparative theme. It draws heavily on interviews with key players (politicians and policymakers) in the Northern Ireland peace process. The book also assesses political movement and change.
Management of Peace Processes, Hardback (June 2000)» View all books by John Darby
This work is the result of the monitoring of five peace processes (Israel/Palestine, South Africa, Basque Country, Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland). It identifies factors which facilitate or block political movement, and highlights issues of negotiation and constitutional change.
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Author Biography - John Darby
John Darby is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Ulster. Roger Mac Ginty is editor of the Ethnic Conflict Research Digest.
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