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Title Across the lines of conflict : facilitating cooperation to build peace / edited by Michael Lund and Steve McDonald.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 414 pages)
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Lee H. Hamilton -- Preface / Steve McDonald -- Intrastate conflicts and the problem of political will / Michael Lund -- Unofficial conflict resolution and sustainable peace / Michael Lund -- Estonia: psychopolitical dialogue contributing to conflict prevention / Susan H. Allen -- Can dialogues change the course of a small nation? The social cohesion program in Guyana / Michael Lund -- Tajikistan: peace secured, but the state of our dreams? / Anna Mateeva -- Sri LankaL when negotiations fail - talks for the sake of talks; war for the sake of peace / Hannes Siebert with Chanya Charles -- The Harvard study group on Cyprus: contributions to an unfulfilled peace process / Diana Chigas -- The Burundi leadership training program / Susanna Campbell and Peter Uvin -- Learning from case studies: impacts and explanations / Michael Lund -- Contemporary implications: from trust-building to institution-building / Michael Lund.
Summary "This volume presents peacebuilding initiatives that engage local leaders from opposing sides in intensive interactive workshops, comparing six cases from small, ethnically divided countries - Burundi, Cyprus, Estonia, Guyana, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. All six initiatives were guided by outside third parties who worked to enhance interpersonal cohesion and ability to collaborate among local leaders and other actors. The countries have all experienced communal conflicts in recent years. In Estonia and Guyana, the initiatives aimed at warding off violence; in Burundi and Sri Lanka, the initiatives focused on ending ongoing hostilities; and in Cyprus and Tajikistan, the initiatives sought to build peace after violence had come to an end. The chapters 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 assess 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 about the audience and the methodologies used. This work represents 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"--Publisher's website.
Subject Peace-building -- Case studies.
Conflict management -- Case studies.
Reconciliation -- Case studies.
Conflict management. (OCoLC)fst00874778
Peace-building. (OCoLC)fst01055902
Reconciliation. (OCoLC)fst01091509
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Electronic books.
Added Author Lund, Michael S., 1941- editor.
McDonald, Steve, 1945- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Across the lines of conflict 9780231704502 (DLC) 2015031983 (OCoLC)920551891
ISBN 9780231801379 (electronic bk.)
0231801378 (electronic bk.)
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