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Understanding Conflict Resolution

Fourth Edition
Companion Website


© 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides you with the perfect introduction to your studies in peace and conflict resolution and equips you with the tools you need to analyse real-world cases.

Drawing on recent research and examples from around the world, the new edition:

  • Explores the ongoing situation in Syria and the events and repercussions of the Arab Spring
  • Examines the issue of internet security and the relationship between social media and peace
  • Draws on the cases of Libya and Syria to discuss the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
  • Outlines the functions of key regional and Non-Governmental organisations
  • Includes a companion website with annotated further reading lists, and links to free SAGE journal articles, reports and data sets

This is an essential text for all students, lecturers and researchers of peace and conflict resolution in international relations, global politics and political science.

 
PART 1: THE PROBLEM AND HOW TO APPROACH IT
 
Chapter 1: Understanding Conflict Resolution
 
Chapter 2: Armed Conflicts and Peace Agreements
 
Chapter 3: Approaching Conflict Resolution
 
Chapter 4: Analysing Conflict Resolution
 
PART 2: BASICS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION
 
Chapter 5: The Resolution of Conflicts between States
 
Chapter 6: Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars
 
Chapter 7: Conflict Resolution in State Formation Conflicts
 
PART 3: COMPLEXITIES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION
 
Chapter 8: Conflict Complexes and Conflict Resolution
 
Chapter 9: International Organizations in Conflict Resolution
 
Chapter 10: Coercion and Enforcement
 
Chapter 11: Prevention and Peacebuilding
 
Chapter 12: Conflict Resolution in the 2010s

Supplements

Conflict Resolution website

Free resources on the companion website:

  • Links to free SAGE journal articles
  • Annotated datasets and links to additional resources 
  • PowerPoint slides 

Wallensteen's updated version of Understanding Conflict Resolution keeps true to its form of providing students and scholars a way to think about managing conflicts from a systematic perspective. He develops not only the historical roots of the study of conflict management, but also provides the contemporary stetting where these core ideas apply. Knowing the development of the field also allows us to view the intellectual progress we have made over 50+ years, progress which he has been so much a part of. A book like this makes teaching a course in conflict management easy because the ideas and material are systematically organized and presented.

 

Professor Patrick Regan
University of Notre Dame

There is no better introduction to the empirically based study of conflict resolution than Wallensteen's.  This new edition builds upon the strengths of the earlier editions and in clear and engaging language analyses conflict theory and the myriad of tools available to states, regional and global organizations to confront and address the challenges of resolving conflicts.

Professor Michael Stohl
University of California, Santa Barbara

Understanding Conflict Resolution is valuable as a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the topic and as a volume that encapsulates the wisdom and experience of one of peace research’s most influential figures. It will assist instructors to transmit the progress and values of scholarly research into conflict resolution to a new generation of students in the field.

Charles Butcher
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

This text book will be a useful resource for students who want to search how various conflict management tools have been applied and the context behind it.

Dr Miho Taka
Interdiscipline , Coventry University
May 5, 2016

Comprehensive introduction to the study of conflict and conflict resolution from a leading scholar.

Dr Par Engstrom
Institute of the Americas, University College London
October 29, 2015
  • Exploration of the ongoing situation in Syria and the events and repercussions of the Arab Spring
  • Examination of the issue of internet security and the relationship between social media and peace
  • The cases of Libya and Syria are drawn on to discuss the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
  • Outlining of the functions of key regional and Non-Governmental organisations
  • A brand new companion website with annotated further reading lists, and links to free SAGE journal articles, reports and data sets

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