This book is aimed at both professionals and students who desire to deepen their understanding of the processes involved in conflict intervention and resolution effectively. Reflecting on multi-disciplinary traditions, it throws new light on discursive processes that facilitate or hamper a dialogue, essential for conflict transformation. The book covers a broad range of topics and themes for those studying introductory and advanced level courses on conflict resolution, including the principles of intervention, prevention of violence, local practice of peacemaking, identify politics and conditions for conflict resolution as well as peace negotiation.
While comprehensive in scope, this edited volume’s main theme is a transformation of inter-group dynamics as well as the process for conflict resolution. It gives a systematic coverage of ways people try to overcome the limitations of the existing approaches to conflict management and peacemaking.
Preface, Ho-Won Jeong
1. Intervention for Conflict Transformation, Ho-Won Jeong
Part I: Discursive Practice
2. Normal Peace: Intervention and Normalization of Turbulent Societies, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Gëzim Visoka
3. Beyond Buzzwords: Civil Society Inclusion in Mediation, Sara Hellmüller
Part II: Peace Negotiations
4. Navigating the Inclusivity-Exclusivity Continuum of Peace Negotiation, Philipp Kastner
5. Feminist Lessons for Conflict Transformation and Power Sharing: Is Syria like Bosnia? Siobhan Byrne and Allison McCulloch
Part III: Identity, Space, and Conflict Transformation
6. Placemaking for Peacebuilding: Spatial Transformations in Haunted Places, Siobhan McEvoy-Levy
7. Identity and Emotions in Mending Relations, Genevieve Parent and Ho-Won Jeong
8. Positive Dynamics Amid Complex Identity Conflict: The Case of Islam and the West, Nathan C. Funk
About the Contributors
Conflict Intervention and Transformation is an important new and critical text within Peace and Conflict Studies. Ho-Won Jeong does an excellent job of focusing the text with a number of important scholars writing chapters on discursive practices, peace negotiations, and identity and space in conflict transformation. This textbook will be used in graduate seminars and will be well read by scholars and policymakers interested in how to transform conflicts constructively.
This book presents a great combination of innovative theoretical applications and context specific empirical analysis. Its broad range of topics is held together by the common themes of conflict transformation, inclusivity and exclusivity, and the role of civil society, making it an essential read for anyone who wants to understand and promote peace.
This timely and innovative volume systematically explores the contribution of discursive practice at the interface of peacemaking and the sustainable transformation of entrenched conflict dynamics. Presenting new approaches to enhancing the inclusion of alternative and marginalized voices, it provides a key resource for both scholars and practitioners seeking to tackle seemingly intractable conflict systems.
The subject of conflict management is one of dynamism and therefore characterized by change, continuity, adaptation to new realities, and continuous revisiting by scholars of peace studies. This edited volume captures all of these characteristics and make it a holistic and rigorous analysis of the subject and therefore the most comprehensive to date. The approach used in the volume is well structured, coherent, and engaging. It is a must read for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners of peacemaking and peacebuilding.
Using a variety of theoretical perspectives and cases ranging from Colombia and Bosnia to Syria, Conflict Management and Transformation provides a fascinating account of the complexity of contemporary conflict transformation and resolution. The authors offer a detailed and compelling examination of how to deal with the challenges of transforming intractable conflicts and promoting sustainable and inclusive peace. Particularly relevant to both students and practitioners of peacebuilding will be its focus on how to promote greater inclusion in peace processes of often marginalised actors such as women and youth.
Ho-Won Jeong is Senior Editor of International Journal of Peace Studies.