- 3D Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals
by David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius
Lax and Sebenius introduce a cognitive frame and a comprehensive set of processes referred to as "3D negotiation," which includes: the setup, the deal design and "at the table" tactics.
- A Conversation On Peacemaking With Jimmy Carter
by National Institute for Dispute Resolution
This is the transcription of a 1991 conversation between Jimmy Carter and James Laue. Topics of the discussion include the Camp David negotiations, the Middle East, the Carter Center, and some of Carter's general insights into peacemaking.
- A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
by David Fromkin
Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East are largely a result of the haphazard way in which national boundaries were established after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Fromkin discusses the consequences of poor policies and weak intelligence on the part of the British as they reshaped the Middle East.
- A Primer for Policy Analysis
by Edith Stokey and Richard Zeckhauser
Public policy decisions can be viewed as economic decisions seeking maximum utility. That point of view allows analysts to apply economic theory to policy-making decisions. This book introduces such an approach, focusing primarily on difference equations.
- Acceptable Risk
by Baruch Fischhoff, Sarah Lichtenstein, Paul Slovis, et al.
- Acceptable Risk?: Making Decisions in a Toxic Environment
by Lee Clarke
- After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State
by Cass R. Sunstein
- After the TRC: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa
by Wilmot James and Linda van de Vijer
Looking back at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), this collection has two primary goals. First, it aims to provide an assessment of the TRC experience. Second, it asks where South Africa should go from here.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business
by Lucille M. Ponte and Thomas D. Cavenagh
- American Ethics and Public Policy
by Abraham Kaplan
The relationship between ethics, public policy, and American values is examined.
- Another Way: Positive response to contemporary violence
by Adam Curle
This book is not new, but its message is still very relevant. Curle argues that much of contemporary violence stems from psychological alienation. Political processes alone cannot end such violence; rather, a "widespread change of heart" is necessary. A model for a peacemaking approach to ending alienation is provided.
- Apologia Politica: States and their Apologies by Proxy
by Girma Negash
Negash examines state apology in depth, identifying the components necessary for a successful collective apology. He makes a particular distinction between apologies aimed at "mending" and apologies aimed at "healing."
- At War's End : Building Peace After Civil Conflict
by Roland Paris
Although liberal market-oriented democracies tend to be peaceful, the transition to such a system is often violent and destructive. The author argues that this is the result of a lack of institutionalized regulation of economic and political competition. He suggests that such regulation should precede democratization, in a process he calls "Institutionalization Before Liberalization."
- Autonomy: Flexible Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts
by Ruth Lapidoth
Autonomy is a means for diffusing political power in order to preserve the unity of a state, while also respecting the diversity of its population. Lapidoth analyzes the concept of autonomy and assesses its usefulness in the resolution of ethnic conflicts.
- Beyond Machiavelli: Tools for Coping With Conflict
by Roger Fisher, Elizabeth Kopelman, and Andrea Kupfer Schneider
This book seeks to teach the general public how to effectively handle conflict. The authors introduce general conceptual frameworks and specific techniques, which aid individuals in transcending conflict.
- Beyond Neutrality
by Bernard Mayer
Beyond Neutrality is a critique of contemporary mediation. Mayer questions some of the basic values of mediation, chief among them neutrality. He argues that neutrality is neither possible nor, at times, preferable.
- Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate
by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro
- Beyond Retribution: Seeking Justice in the Shadows of War
by Rama Mani
Establishing justice in post-conflict societies entails three inter-related principles: legal justice, rectifactory justice, and distributive justice. Mani examines each of these in turn.
- Beyond the Fray: Reshaping America's Environmental Response
by Daniel D. Chiras
- Beyond the Hotline: How Crisis Control Can Prevent Nuclear War
by William Ury
Ury discusses external factors that affect the internal decision-making process of our political leaders. He is particularly interested in the factors that contribute to "warped decision making," and he develops a system to mitigate such factors which, in the process, help to "prevent or control" the escalation of international crises.
- Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution Process in Northern Ireland
by Mari Fitzduff
Tracing the conflict in Northern Ireland, Fitzduff suggests that multiple approaches to peace are necessary to the transformation of intractable conflict. She argues that change -- in even the most difficult conflicts -- is both possible and cumulative.
- Beyond Winning
by Robert H. Mnoonkin, Scott R. Peppet, and Andrew S. Tulumello
Creating mutual value in a negotiation process leads to sustainable conflict resolution. Beyond Winning is a step-by-step guide to a problem-solving approach to legal negotiation aimed at creating mutual value.
- Blood and Debt: War and the Nation-State in Latin America.
by Miguel Angel Centeno
There is a distinct absence of interstate war in Latin America, despite the relatively oppressive nature of many of its governments. Centeno suggests this is largely the result of weak political institutions which are incapable of managing war and are more concerned with internal threats. The importance of historical circumstance and the fallibility of universally-applied Western development are highlighted.
- Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
by Robert D. Putnam
One of the pathbreaking books on social capital (social networks and their norms of reciprocity), this book explores contemporary American trends in social capital. In doing so, it examines social capital as a concept, as well as its importance, causes, and public policy implications.
- Breaking the Impasse: Consensual Approaches to Resolving Public Disputes
by Lawrence Susskind and Jeffrey Cruikshank
Consensus based on negotiated agreements may succeed in effectively resolving public disputes when traditional political approaches fail. Breaking the Impasse provides specific negotiation techniques and strategies to build consensus.
- Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts, Review
by Michael Watkins and Susan Rosegrant
The seven principles of breakthrough negotiation are discussed, and the approaches that skilled negotiators employ in the management of conflict and momentum-building are explored.
- Bridges Not Walls
by John Stewart, ed.
Communication is both a relational and an individual activity, which has a dramatic effect on the nature of conflict. Ways to avoid potentially devastating miscommunications and to engage in effective communication are discussed.
- Bridging Cultural Conflicts: A New Approach for a Changing World
by Michelle LeBaron
Michelle LeBaron gives disputants and third parties detailed guidance about the intersection between culture and conflict, and offers ways to better understand and negotiate cultural differences to enable constructive conflict resolution.
- Bridging Troubled Waters: Conflict Resolution from the Heart
by Michelle LeBaron
Rational analysis alone cannot resolve intractable conflicts; emotions are involved, too. Using techniques such as stories and metaphor, LeBaron illustrates the relational nature of conflict, as well as the creativity necessary to resolve it.
- Building Peace
by John Paul Lederach
This book argues that modern peacebuilding should focus on reconciliation and on rebuilding relationships. Especially important, Lederach argues are "middlemen" who can build relationships not only between groups, but between levels (grassroots, middle, and elite) of their own group. Peacebuilding must progress on all levels of society together, and it is these middlemen and women who can help bring this about, thereby stimulating conflict transformation.
- Burying the Past: Making Peace and Doing Justice After Civil Conflict
by Nigel Biggar, ed.
Post-conflict societies often have trouble dealing with their violent pasts. This book addresses the obligations of new governments, which act as the source of forgiveness and justice in the context of societies with a history of atrocities.
- Can the Government Govern?
by John E. Chubb
The ability of a government to effectively govern is not static. This book examines changes in the ability of the contemporary American government to govern, focusing on the role that institutions have played in the change.
- Chain Reaction
by Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall
Race relations and taxes are important issues in contemporary western politics. This book examines the rise of the United States' Republican party in the 1980s and the ways in which race relations and taxes precipitated it.
- Choosing a Sustainable Future
by National Commission on the Environment
- Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective
by Jon Elster
Transitional justice varies along a scale, with pure legal justice and pure political justice constituting the poles. Closing the Books uses historical examples in an attempt to understand the sources of variation.
- Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty Problems
by Barbara Gray
The need for and dynamics of collaboration are discussed, as are specific collaborative strategies and the difficulties likely to be encountered when implementing them.
- Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict
by Myra Warren Isenhart and Michael Spangle
The basic processes of collaborative problem solving are introduced.
- Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
by Terry Leap
Collective Bargaining (i.e. unions) flattens the power relationship between employer and employee. This book reviews the history of collective bargaining in labor relations and discusses its future.
- Community Dispute Resolution, Empowerment and Social Justice: The Origins, History and Future of a Movement
by Paul Wahrhaftig
From Wahrhaftig's perspective, conflict resolution is a social movement. Community Dispute Resolution, Empowerment and Social Justice traces the history and development of this "movement" through the eyes of the author, who recounts his own experiences and offers his insights along the way.
- Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America
by Cynthia J. Arnson, ed.
This collection of essays focuses on identifying the domestic and international factors that have contributed to the success (or failure) of peace processes in Latin America.
- Conflict and Defense
by Kenneth Boulding
A general theoretical model of conflict is developed, and the features unique to international, economic, industrial, and ideological conflicts are analyzed from both a sociological and an economic perspective.
- Conflict Management: A Communication Skills Approach
by Deborah Borisoff and David Victor
Irrespective of its content, communication can exacerbate conflict. Ways in which communication styles contribute to the escalation or resolution of conflict are discussed.
- Conflict Resolution: Theory, Research, Practice
by James Schellenberg
Conflict resolution is an eclectic field with a wide range of theories and practices. This book attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of the field, using empirical examples to aid comprehension along the way.
- Conflict, Cooperation, and Justice
by Barbara Benedict Bunker, Jeffery Rubin, et al.
This book was written to honor Morton Deutsch by building on this groundbreaking theoretical work in the areas of conflict, cooperation and justice.
- Conflict: Practices in Management, Settlement, and Resolution
by John Burton and Frank Dukes
As conflicts vary, so should conflict management. This book describes several approaches to conflict management and matches them to various types of conflict.
- Conflict: Readings in Management and Resolution
by John Burton and Frank Dukes, eds.
This is a collection of essays intended to provide an introduction to, and overview of, the field of conflict resolution. The distinction between management (short term) and resolution (long term) is emphasized.
- Conflict: Resolution and Provention
by John Burton
Burton invented the term "provention" to avoid the negative connotations of containment associated with the term "prevention." Conflict: Resolution and Provention describes how conflict can be provented and resolved using a problem solving approach.
- Conflicts and Cooperation in Managing Environmental Resources
by R. Pethig, ed.
This is an in-depth analysis of game theory as applied to international agreements about shared environmental resources.
- Conflicts over Resource Ownership: The Use of Public Policy by Private Interests
by Albert M. Church
In the United States, resource ownership and control is shared among many private interests; and historical, social, judicial, legislative, and economic institutions manage these interests. This book explores the consequences of the resulting arrangements.
- Confronting Past Human Rights Violations: Justice vs. Peace in Times of Transition
by Chandra Lekha Sriram
Because pursuing justice risks destabilization as some actors are threatened with punishment, many argue that justice must be foregone in the interest of peace. Sriram rejects this argument, suggesting instead that the interaction between justice and peace is continuous and that justice need not be completely rejected in order to establish peace.
- Confronting Regional Challenges: Approaches to LULUs, Growth, and Other Vexing Governance Problems
by Joseph DiMento and LeRoy Graymer, eds.
- Confronting Values in Policy Analysis: The Politics of Criteria
by Frank Fischer and John Forester, eds.
Public policy is not value-neutral. This book examines the ways in which values underlie and drive public policy and its analysis.
- Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases
by Fred E. Jandt and Paul B. Pedersen, eds.
This book presents case studies developed for a 1994 conference, which covered a variety of conflict types and resolution approaches. It sought to develop models of dispute resolution for the Asia-Pacific region that demonstrate the interrelationships between culture, conflict, and dispute resolution.
- Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution
by Louis Kriesberg
Kriesberg seeks ways to limit the destruction associated with many conflicts. To do this, he draws both on empirical studies of how people have waged conflicts constructively or destructively, and and on contemporary conflict theory. He then develops a new comprehensive theory of conflict, focusing on the ways in which conflicts become destructive or constructive and what can be done to influence this outcome.
- Cooperating for Peace: The Global Agenda for the 1990s and Beyond
by Gareth Evans
Cooperating for Peace: The Global Agenda for the 1990s and Beyond analyzes contemporary security problems facing the international community and suggests a strategy for responding to such problems, emphasizing prevention, peacebuilding, and cooperative security.
- Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy: Societal Values in International Technology Transfer
by Halina Szejnwald Brown, Patrick Derr, Ortwin Renn, Allen L. White
- Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice
by David Galula
Counterinsurgency is, in essence, a political battle for legitimacy in the eyes of the public. Though written by a French military officer in 1964, this book remains one of the most respected and referenced texts on counterinsurgency warfare.
- Culture and Negotiation
by Guy Oliver Faure and Jeffrey Z. Rubin, eds.
Culture and cultural differences can complicate negotiation efforts. The role of culture in international water resource disputes is examined.
- Culture of Complaint: A Passionate Look into the Ailing Heart of America
by Robert Hughes
Culture of Complaint analyses contemporary American culture and its affect on politics, academics, and art. In particular, it is concerned with the cultural imperative to complain and the limiting nature of political correctness.
- Dealing with an Angry Public
by Lawrence Susskind and Patrick Field
An angry public can undermine macro-level objectives of the state or large corporations. This book suggests a "mutual gains" approach, based on multiparty multi-issue negotiation, as the preferred technique to effectively handle the collective emotions of the public.
- Defending the Environment: A Strategy for Citizen Action
by Joseph L. Sax
- Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society
by Robert D. Putnam, ed.
Contemporary shifts in the social capital (and the implications thereof) of eight OECD countries are examined.
- Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel
by Mohammed Abu-Nimer
After an in-depth analysis of six Arab-Jewish encounter programs, the author concludes that such programs are not inherently positive in their effects. He further argues that these particular programs act as mechanisms of social control, replicating asymmetric power relationships using educational institutions.
- Dictionary of Conflict Resolution
by Douglas A. Yarn (Ed.)
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
Stone, Patton and Heen explore what makes some conversations difficult, why people avoid having difficult conversations, and why people often manage difficult conversations poorly. They also discuss when to let go of difficult issues and offer techniques for approaching difficult conversations positively, transforming them into learning conversations.
- Dilemmas of Justice in Eastern Europe's Democratic Transitions
by Noel Calhoun
Using the cases of East Germany, Poland, and Russia, Calhoun examines the role of liberal democratic ideas in shaping how countries confront past violations of human rights. Calhoun argues that liberal democratic ideology tends to produce truth and justice strategies, rather than violent retribution or collective amnesia.
- Diplomacy of Conscience: Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms
by Ann Marie Clark
This is a study of how international human rights norms were solidified, largely as a result of Amnesty International's investigations and reports since 1961.
- Dispute Resolution
by Stephen Goldberg, Frank Sander, and Nancy Rogers
Dispute Resolution is a comprehensive introduction to dispute resolution processes. Negotiation, mediation, and arbitration and their applications are discussed, particularly within a legal context.
- Ecodynamics: A New Theory of Societal Evolution
by Kenneth Boulding
- Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements
by Stephen John Stedman, Donald Rothchild, and Elizabeth M. Cousens
In order for a peace agreement to lead to a sustainable peace, it must be effectively implemented. In Ending Civil Wars, the implementation process is explored and two keys to successful implementation are identified: understanding the uniqueness of each context and tailoring the implementation process to realistic expectations of international commitments.
- Energy Development in the Southwest: Problems of Water, Fish and Wildlife in the Upper Colorado River Basin
by Walter O. Spofford, Jr., Alfred L. Parker, and Allen V. Kneese, eds.
- Entrapment in Escalating Conflicts: A Social Psychological Analysis
by Joel Brockner and Jeffrey Rubin
"Entrapment" is a social psychological process that leads individuals to escalate their commitment to a previously chosen -- though failing -- course of action in order to justify their prior investments. Entrapment can result from both external influences and internal processes. This book explains the problem and suggests ways in which it can be avoided.
- Environment and the Poor: Development Strategies for a Common Agenda
by H. Jeffrey Leonard
- Environmental Risk, Environmental Values, and Political Choices: Beyond Efficiency Trade-offs in Public Policy Analysis
by John Martin Gillroy
- Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development: Building on Brundtland
by Robert Goodland, Herman Daly, Salah El Serafy, et al.
- Ethnic Conflict and International Relations
by Stephan Ryan
Local political systems can either exacerbate ethnic rivalries or help to subdue them. Likewise, international politics can either intensify hostilities or help to calm them. This book examines political systems and policies (both locally and internationally) to determine which policies are better or worse at resolving ethnic tensions.
- Explaining Environmental Risk
by Peter M. Sandman
- Exploring Nonviolent Alternatives
by Gene Sharp
Nonviolent action withholds the assistance and cooperation necessary to exercise control over a population. Sharp discusses the techniques of nonviolent action and their implications for national defense.
- Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions
by Trudy Huskamp Peterson
If a truth commission is to effectively serve the purpose of overcoming denial and providing an authoritative history, it must remain accessible well into the future. This means preserving physical records and making them readily accessible. These two activities are the focus of Final Acts.
- For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
by Herman E. Daly and John B. Cobb Jr., with Clifford W. Cobb
Daly and Cobb challenge two assumptions of contemporary economic theory: the assumption that human wants are insatiable, and the assumption of the veracity of diminishing marginal utility. They go on to offer suggestions for how to de-emphasize market-based economics and re-emphasize the community.
- Forceful Persuasion: Coercive Diplomacy as an Alternative to War
by Alexander George
In coercive diplomacy, one backs one's demands with a credible and potent threat of punishment. George identifies key factors that influence the success of such tactics. He argues that while potentially less costly than military action, coercive diplomacy is only rarely a "high-confidence strategy."
- Frame Reflection: Toward the Resolution of Intractable Policy Controversies
by Donald A. Schon and Martin Rein
Reflecting on -- and thus questioning -- basic assumptions and values may lead to uncertainty. It has been argued that such uncertainty impairs the ability to act, and as such has no place in policy practice. Frame Reflection rejects this argument, pointing out that reflection could aid in shifting incongruent positions towards congruence and thus intractable conflicts towards resolution.
- From Conflict to Creativity: How Resolving Workplace Disagreements Can Inspire Innovation and Productivity, Review
by Sy Landau, Barbara Landau, and Daryl Landau
- From Confrontation to Cooperation: Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict
by Jay Rothman
Ethnicity is at the base of some of the most protracted contemporary conflicts (such as Israel-Palestine). This book attempts to provide the tools necessary to find integrative solutions to adversarial ethnic conflicts.
- From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict
by Jack Snyder
In countries making the transition to democracy, electoral competition can lead to extremist appeals and ultimately violence. Snyder reviews two possible explanations for this phenomenon.
- Game, Set, Match: Winning the Negotiations Game
by Henry S. Kramer
Kramer provides a practical guide to teach readers how to "win" negotiations -- to achieve their own goals through the negotiation process.
- Getting Disputes Resolved
by Willian Ury, Jeanne Brett, and Stephen Goldberg
A basic conceptual framework for dispute systems design is presented, along with a variety of lessons and examples for practitioners and a detailed case study.
- Getting Past No: Negotiating With Difficult People
by William Ury
Ury presents a five-step strategy for negotiating with an uncooperative, intransigent opponent and reminds us that the goal of negotiations is not to dominate or destroy the other side, but to win them over as partners in a shared problem-solving process.
- Getting to Peace: Transforming Conflict at Home,at Work, and in the World
by William Ury
Ury argues that peaceful coexistence is the norm rather than the exception, and presents the "third side perspective." The "third side perspective" takes the broader community into account and strives for solutions to conflicts that satisfy both the disputants and the wider community.
- Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Summary)
by Roger Fisher and William Ury
In this seminal text, Ury and Fisher present four principles for effective negotiation, including: separating people from the problem, focusing on interests rather than positions, generating a variety of options before settling on an agreement, and insisting that the agreement be based on objective criteria. Three common obstacles to negotiation and ways to overcome them are also discussed.
- Global Development and the Environment: Perspectives on Sustainability
by Joel Darmstadter, ed.
- Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action
by Elinor Ostrom
- Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of Intractable Conflict
by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds.
Factors that contribute to conflict intractability, different types of intractable conflict, and ways to resolve intractable conflict are discussed.
- Grassroots Environmental Action: People's Participation in Sustainable Development
by Dharam Gjai and Jessica M. Vivian, eds.
- Greening Business: Managing for Sustainable Development
by John Davis
- Handbook of Conflict Resolution: The Analytical Problem-Solving Approach
by Christopher Mitchell and Michael Banks
An analytical problem-solving approach considers conflict to be a resolvable problem, rather than an inevitable result of human interaction. This book acts as a procedural guide to the analytical problem-solving approach which focuses on identifying and supplying funadmental human needs.
- Hazardous Waste Site Management: Water Quality Issues
by Water Science and Technology Board
- Hidden Conflict in Organizations: Uncovering the Behind-the-Scenes Disputes
by Deborah M. Kolb and Jean M. Bartunek, eds.
Hidden Conflicts in Organizations examines the informal processes of conflict resolution that take place within the structure of organizations, but outside the normative models of conflict resolution.
- Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe: Ghosts at the Table of Democracy
by Kenneth Christie and Robert Cribb, eds.
This work emerged from a conference in Denmark, and explores the legacy of past trauma in countries that do not receive much attention in transitional justice literature.
- Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East
by Marc Gopin
Religion is an essential aspect of culture, and culture affects the dynamics of conflict. As such, Gopin argues that religion can and should be used as an aid to bridge cultural conflicts.
- Human Security Report 2005: War and Peace in the 21st Century
by Human Security Centre
This is the result of a University of British Columbia research project, which examined patterns of armed conflict, human rights abuses, and genocide around the world. It concludes that all forms of political violence (except terrorism) have been in dramatic decline since the end of the Cold War, largely as a result of intentional interventions by the UN.
- Informal Justice
by Roger Matthews, ed.
Informal Justice evaluates the promise and shortcomings of informal justice systems and explores the relationship between informal justice, formal justice, state power, and social control.
- International Banks and the Environment -- From Growth to Sustainability: An Unfinished Agenda
by Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams
- International Conflict Resolution After the Cold War
by Paul C. Stern and Daniel Druckman, eds.
Compiled by the Committee on International Conflict Resolution (CICR), this book is an effort to advance the practice and theory of conflict resolution. It argues that changes in the geopolitical context since the end of the Cold War call for modification and refinement of past knowledge.
- International Conflict Resolution: The U.S.-U.S.S.R. and Middle East Cases
by Louis Kriesberg
International Conflict Resolution is an analysis of negotiation and de-escalation in international conflict, using de-escalation efforts in the Arab-Israeli and US-Soviet conflicts as empirical examples.
- International Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
by Edward Azar and John Burton, eds
This book argues that violent conflict is not inevitable, and it presents the basic concepts of a problem-solving approach to conflict.
- International Sanctions: Between Words and Wars in the Global System
by Peter Wallensteen and Carina Staibano, eds.
This book, edited by Peter Wallensteen and Carina Staibano, examines the new challenges posed by the use of international sanctions in the context of increased post-Cold War UN activism and the appearance of new international actors. The refinement of the concept through the introduction of targeted sanctions -- rather than comprehensive ones --- has opened the way to new questions about their effectiveness, prerequisites, application, and conceptualization -- all of which are discussed in this book.
- Internationalized Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Sierra Leone, East Timor, Kosovo, and Cambodia
by Cesare Romano, Andre Nollkaemper, and Jann K. Kleffner
Internationalized courts emerge when the international community wants to take action, but not to the degree of setting up full-fledged tribunals. Using empirical examples, this book examines international courts, identifying their strengths and weaknesses.
- Interpersonal Conflict
by Joyce Hocker and William Wilmot
Factors contributing to interpersonal conflict are explored with a focus on communication behavior.
- Intractable Conflicts and their Transformation
by Louis Kriesberg, Terrell Northrup, and Stuart Thorson, eds.
Seemingly inherent and essential aspects of a conflict might be context-specific. Thus, intractable conflicts may resist resolution, but under differing contextual circumstances might be resolved with relative ease. This collection of essays examines the sources of intractability and suggests ways to prevent and transform intractable conflicts.
- Islands Under Siege: National Parks and the Politics of External Threats
by John C. Freemuth
- Justice in a Time of War: The True Story Behind the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
by Pierre Hazan
Hazan examines the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), suggesting that it does not have a strong voice in the Balkans, nor is it well regarded by the population.
- Land Reform and Democratic Development
by Roy L. Prosterman and Jeffrey M. Riedinger
Land reform is argued to be a necessary condition for democratic development. The authors analyze four models for such development: the family-farm model, the collective model, the populist model, and the incomes model (non-agricultural), concluding that the family-farm model is the preferred path to development.
- Looking Back, Reaching Forward: Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa
by Charles Villa-Vicencio and Wilhelm Verwoerd, eds.
The extent to which South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was successful is the subject of much debate. This debate is hashed out in the pages of this book, as multiple views on the topic are expressed.
- Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict
by Evelin Lindner
This book highlights the critical role of humiliation in escalating and perpetuating destructive conflicts, arguing that humiliation is the "nuclear bomb of emotions." Ways to avoid it, and recover from it are also discussed.
- Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defense
by Gene Sharp
- Making Meetings Work: Achieving High Quality Group Decisions
by John E. Tropman
- Management for a Small Planet: Strategic Decision Making and the Environment
by W. Edward Stead and Jean Garner Stead
- Managing Global Chaos: Sources of and Responses to International Conflict
by Chester A. Crocker and Fen Osler Hampson, with Pamela Aall
Managing Global Chaos examines sources of post-Cold War international and intrastate conflict and the ability of the latter to spill over its boundaries and take on global significance. Ways to manage these conflicts are discussed, with a focus on the foreign policy of the United States.
- Managing Interpersonal Conflict
by William A. Donohue and Robert Kolt
This book aims to provide readers with a better understanding of their routine interpersonal conflicts. Donohue deals extensively with the negotiation process, as well as with third-party dispute resolution.
- Manual of Dispute Resolution: ADR Law and Practice
by Edward A. Dauer
- Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades
by Mark Neuzil and William Kovarik
- Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
by Kenneth Cloke
Revealing "one's authentic self" during mediation not only aids in solving the immediate conflict, but also begins a mutual learning process that reduces future conflict. Such a revelation, though beneficial, is often perceived to be "dangerous" and is hampered by both inner psychological limitations and external social structures. This book explores these limitations and suggests ways to transcend them.
- Mediating Environmental Conflicts
by J. Walton Blackburn and Willa Marie Bruce, eds.
The nature of environmental conflict is explored, and various approaches to its mediation examined.
- Mediating Interpersonal Conflicts
by Mark S. Umbreit
Umbreit examines contemporary uses of mediation to resolve interpersonal conflicts, and explores the healing potential of mediation.
- Mediation Career Guide -- A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice
by Forrest S. Mosten
This is a book for people thinking about becoming mediators. It explains how to follow this career path, the pitfalls, and how to determine if this is the right path for you.
- Mediation Field Guide: Transcending Litigation and Resolving Conflicts in Your Business or Organization
by Barbara Ashley Phillips
Phillips explains why a cultural shift away from blaming (litigation) and toward problem solving (mediation) would be a positive shift, and describes how such a shift is possible.
- Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs
by William C. Warters
- Mediation of Environmental Disputes: A Source Book
by Scott Mernitz
Mediation of environmental disputes is discussed from the perspective of several disciplines, including social psychology, law, and economics.
- Mediation Survivor's Handbook
by Peg Nichols
- Mediation, Citizen Empowerment and Transformational Politics
by Edward W. Schwerin
Transformational politics seeks to empower individuals and communities in an effort to facilitate positive structural change. Schwerin attempts to clarify the concept of empowerment, and begins to develop a theory of empowerment as a paradigm for broad social movements.
- Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Resolving Conflicts without Litigation
by Jay Folberg and Alison Taylor
Mediation is an effective and generally more constructive alternative to litigation. This book presents the basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective mediation.
- Methods of Nonviolent Action
by Gene Sharp
Nonviolent action puts violent opponents in a "double-bind." If they fail to oppress the nonviolent actors, then their position is undermined. On the other hand, if they do take oppressive action, then sympathy for the nonviolent actors is increased. This book details various nonviolent methods under the general categories of protests, non-cooperation, and intervention techniques.
- Modeling for Population and Sustainable Development
by A.J. Gilbert and L.C. Braat, eds.
- Models of Man: Social and Rational
by Herbert A. Simon
- Moral Conflict
by W. Barnett Pearce and Stephen W. Littlejohn
Conflicts based on deep moral differences may be aggravated when traditional conflict resolution techniques are used. To avoid this, Littlejohn and Pearce develop new communication patterns, which they collectively term "transcendent discourse." Transcendent discourse can help to literally transcend moral differences.
- My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Ethnic Cleansing.
by Eric Stover and Harvey M. Weinstein, eds.
Although there is widespread support for various mechanisms designed to address past human rights abuses, there is little empirical data as to the actual impacts of these mechanisms. Using the examples of Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, this book concludes that these types of tools have little positive effect on reconciliation, and suggests an "ecological" model of social reconstruction instead.
- Narrative Mediation: A New Approach to Conflict Resolution
by John Winslade and Gerald Monk
- Natural Resource Policy-Making in Developing Countries: Environment, Economic Growth, and Income Distribution
by William Ascher and Robert Healy
- Natural Resources: Bureaucratic Myths and Environmental Management
by Richard L. Stroup and John A. Baden
- Negotiating Across Cultures: Communication Obstacles in International Diplomacy
by Raymond Cohen
Culture has a significant effect on diplomatic negotiations, shaping their content, process, and style. Cohen examines the effect of cultural differences in cross-cultural negotiations, pointing out the importance of understanding and appreciating these differences.
- Negotiating at an Uneven Table: A Practical Approach to Working with Difference and Diversity
by Phyllis Beck Kritek
Negotiations are often conducted within the framework of an unequal power relationship. This book draws on Kritek's personal experience to present a range of options for empowering the disempowered in a negotiation process.
by Roy J. Lewicki, David M. Saunders, and John W. Minton
- Negotiation Theory and Practice
by J. William Breslin and Jeffrey Rubin, eds.
This book discusses contemporary negotiation theory and practice, including the importance of context, implementation, and the role of third parties.
- Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain
by Lavinia Hall, ed.
A basic framework for effective negotiation is presented, and the application of this framework in organizations is discussed. The effects of individual characteristics on the negotiation process are also examined.
- New Agendas for Peace Research: Conflict and Security Reexamined
by Elise Boulding, Ed.
Traditionally, "security" refers to security against military threat, and international conflict was a result of threats to that security. This book challenges this view, exploring the expansion of security into other realms, and the evolving sources of international conflict.
- New Courses for the Colorado River: Major Issues for the Next Century
by Gary D. Weatherford and F. Lee Brown, eds.
- New Directions in Conflict Theory: Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation
by Raimo Vayrynen, ed.
The future of conflict resolution research is analyzed from the perspectives of various academic disciplines, all concerned with the ways in which conflict has changed since the Cold War.
- New Directions in Mediation: Communication Research and Perspectives
by Joseph Folger and Tricia Jones, eds
For mediation to be successful, communication between the parties must be successful. This book provides an overview of contemporary research on the theory and practice of communication in conflict.
- Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam: Theory and Practice
by Mohammed Abu-Nimer
- On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and Peace
by David Grossman and Loren W. Christensen
In his summary of "On Combat", McKinney explains how the many challenges faced by military personnel in combat situations also face peacebuilding personnel operating in insecure locations. McKinney highlights the many lessons peacebuilders might learn by reading this summary -- and this book.
- Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving Disputes in Cyberspace
by Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifkin
- Our Community: Dealing with Conflict in Our Congregation
by Susan M. Lang
Intended for leaders in religious congregations or communities, this book is a handbook on how to deal with organizational, value-oriented and interpersonal conflicts in a religious (specifically Christian) context.
- Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
According to the author, fundamentalist ideology is systematically changing political policy and theological philosophy in a destructive manner. He is particularly concerned with the fundamentalism of "Neoconservatives" in the United States and fears their policies are threatening basic political and religious values.
- Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?
by James L. Gibson
The truth and reconciliation process has had mixed results thus far. While such processes have had little positive effect in many instances, Gibson suggests that in South Africa the TRC was able to moderate views of race, thereby aiding reconciliation.
- Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa: Experiments in Democratic Persuasion
by James L. Gibson and Amanda Gouws
Political tolerance is important for the survival of a democratic state. Unfortunately, tolerance is often in short supply during the transition to democracy. Gibson explores the interaction between political tolerance and democracy in South Africa.
- Ozone Diplomacy: New Directions in Safeguarding the Planet
by Richard Elliot Benedick
- Peace Skills: Leaders' Guide
by Alice Frazer Evans and Robert A. Evans, with Ronald S. Kraybill
This book is a guide for community leaders in conflict transformation workshops. Practical skills are presented with a strong emphasis on religious texts.
- Peace Skills: Manual for Community Mediators
by Ronald S. Kraybill, Robert A. Evans, and Alice Frazer Evans
Mediation at the community level can help reduce and prevent conflict, but mediators must possess basic mediation skills in order to be effective. Such skills are presented in Peace Skills, along with exercises to aid a mediation training workshop.
- Peace, Culture, and Society: Transnational Research and Dialogue
by Elise Boulding, Clovis Brigagao, and Kevin Clements, eds.
In addition to negotiation over conflicting interests, sustainable global peace will require a "culture of peace." Emphasizing the need for transnational dialogue, this book examines the cultural basis for peace, including the concept of common security and the development of cultural structures of cooperation.
- Peace-Building: A Field Guide
by Luc Reychler and Thania Paffenholz
Peace-Building draws on lessons learned from some of the most troubled regions of the world. It offers practical advice for practitioners on how to prepare for, work in, and survive peacebuilding missions.
- Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques
by I. William Zartman and J. Lewis Rasmussen, eds.
The end of the Cold War has changed the nature of international conflicts, creating new challenges for peacemaking. This book explores the new global context, as well as peacemaking techniques that fit into it.
- People Centered Development: Contributions toward Theory and Planning Frameworks
by David C. Korten and Rudi Klauss, eds.
- Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law
by K. Foster, D. Bernstein, and P. Huber, eds.
- Political Forgiveness: Lessons from South Africa
by Russell Daye
Political forgiveness is often a necessary precondition for transcending the negative effects of a conflict. Daye discusses political forgiveness and develops a framework for success, and then applies this framework to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Political Theory and Public Policy
by Robert E. Goodin
While public policy in the United States has economic undertones, it is also directly related to political theory. This book examines political theory and its foundations in moral theory to explain public policy formation in the US.
- Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices
by John Torpey, ed.
Reparations are generally quite controversial. Politics and the Past analyzes the effectiveness and implications of reparations.
- Politics by Other Means: The Declining Importance of Elections in America
by Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter
In the United States, "institutional combat" has largely supplanted democratic elections as the critical factor in the political process. This book carefully analyzes and critiques that phenomenon.
- Post-Conflict Justice, International and Comparative Criminal Law Series
by M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed.
Holding parties accountable for past human rights violations is a difficult and complicated process. Bassiouni helps to simplify this process by providing a number of guidelines to help achieve accountability and eliminate impunity.
- Postconflict Development: Meeting New Challenges
by Gerd Junne and Willemijn Verkoren, eds.
After a conflict ends, crucial factors in preventing a return to war include the extent to which economic and social development has succeeded and whether there is a fair distribution of resources. Challenges to successful development are discussed, and potential solutions to these challenges are suggested.
- Power and Struggle
by Gene Sharp
Though the control of political power is often associated with violent coercion, there are effective alternatives. Nonviolent political alternatives are discussed and illustrated by historical examples.
- Power Sharing and International Mediation in Ethnic Conflicts
by Timothy D. Sisk
The creation of sovereign states for every ethnic group currently demanding self-determination is impractical, if not impossible. Instead, demands for autonomy must be met within power-sharing political systems. Various power-sharing systems are discussed, along with the general nature of ethnic conflict and the preferred role of the international community.
- Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe
by Juan J. Linz and Alfred C. Stepan
Democratic transitions are not homogenous, but they do share some common themes. These themes are identified, and the importance of the type of pre-democratic regime is discussed.
- Proyecto Interdiocesano Recuperacion de la Memoria Historica (Guatemala)
- Public Representation in Environmental Policy-making: The Case of Water Quality Management
by Sheldon Kamieniecki
- Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the United States: Inequality, Group Conflict, and Power
by Joseph F. Healey
To a certain extent, dominant-minority inequality exists in virtually all aspects of public life. This book explores the historical background of such inequality and provides conceptual frameworks from which to better understand its implications.
- Radical Evil on Trial
by Carlos Santiago Nino
Using Argentina as an example, Nino examines how the punishment of human rights violators affects the establishment of new democracies. He concludes that in some cases, such punishment can do more harm than good, and that international norms of justice should be more clearly established.
- Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War
by Richard Rubenstein
Le's interpretation of Rubenstein's "Reasons to Kill" is especially enlightening at a time when the U.S. is mired in perpetual war.
- Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy
by Lori Gruen and Dale Jamieson, eds.
- Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft
by Douglas Johnston and Cynthia Sampson, eds.
The sharp distinction between politics and religion in the United States often makes American diplomats blind to the potentially positive influence of religion in peace negotiations. This book argues that political and religious actors can make use of each other's strengths to more completely realize the potential of peacemaking.
- Resolving Conflicts at Work: A Complete Guide for Everyone on the Job
by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith
Conflicts in the workplace have the potential to both teach individuals and transform organizations. Resolving Conflicts at Work seeks to assist people in turning workplace conflicts into positive learning experiences.
- Resolving Environmental Regulatory Disputes
by Lawrence Susskind, Lawrence Bacow, and Michael Wheeler, eds.
Resolving Environmental Regulatory Disputes uses a plethora of case studies in its analysis of the use of voluntary, informal negotiations aimed at resolving environmental disputes. It concludes that such negotiations may produce more beneficial outcomes than litigated settlements.
- Resolving Identity-Based Conflict: In Nations, Organizations, andCommunities
by Jay Rothman
Identity-based conflicts engage strong passions, which can lead to either great destruction or relationship transformation. Rothman develops a framework (ARIA) for transforming identity conflicts into productive relationships.
- Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation & Forgiveness, Review
by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith
- Resolving Social Conflicts
by Kurt Lewin
Lewin discusses the central role of group psychology in shaping individuals' perceptions, feelings, and actions. Becoming aware of your own group (and the influence it has on you) can aid attempts to resolve or prevent conflicts based on identity and perception.
- Rethinking the Culture-Negotiation Link in Negotiation Theory and Practice
by Robert Janosik
The relationship between culture and negotiation is the focus of much contemporary research. Janosik argues that culture is understood differently by different authors, consequently affecting the way this link is thought about. He identifies four distinct approaches to understanding the impact of culture on negotiation.
- Revitalizing Political Psychology: The Legacy of Harold D. Lasswell
by William Ascher and Barbara Hirshfelder-Ascher
The basic principles of Lasswell's work are introduced, including the displacement hypothesis, the triple appeal principle and the self-system. Such concepts help us to understand the psychodynamic roots of seemingly illogical actions and direct our attention to the underlying cause of such actions.
- Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding
by Lisa Schirch
According to the author, ritual and symbols are important (though often ignored) tools for the contemporary peacebuilder. Rituals involve symbolic communication in a unique social space, and have the ability to transcend identities and worldviews. As such, ritual is a useful tool in the transformation of conflicts that are based on cultural differences.
- Rocky Times in Rocky Mountain National Park: An Unnatural History
by Karl Hess, Jr.
- Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
by Hans-Georg Ehrart and Albrecht Schnabel
A secure environment is necessary for political, economic, and cultural well-being. In post-conflict societies, a secure environment often requires the reformation of the security sector. This book discusses the proper role of local and external actors in pursuing such reform.
- Settling Disputes: Conflict Resolution in Business, Families, and the Legal System
by Linda Singer
Singer offers a general review of the techniques of alternative dispute resolution, and of their use in a wide range of disputes.
- Shared Values for a Troubled World: Conversations with Men and Women ofConscience
by Rushworth M. Kidder
Using the results of interviews with 24 globally-recognized influential individuals, Kidder attempts to identify a core of ethical values shared across cultures.
- Siting Hazardous Waste Treatment Facilities: The NIMBY Syndrome
by K. E. Portney
- Social Capital
by David Halpern
Harpern interprets contemporary global trends in social capital as a transformation, rather than as the general decline identified by many theorists. Using a broad definition, he tracks this "transformation," theorizes as to its implications, and suggests a variety of ways in which government intervention can aid positive social capital transformations.
- Social Conflict: Escalation, Stalemate and Settlement
by Dean G. Pruitt and Jeffrey Z. Rubin
Conflict has both positive and negative consequences. Social Conflict explores how to make conflict a beneficial social phenomenon by describing the sources of conflict, identifying five basic conflict strategies, and exploring the processes of conflict escalation and resolution.
- Stable Peace
by Kenneth Boulding
Being at peace does not preclude all conflict, but it does by definition require an absence of war. Additionally, for a peace to be stable, the probability of war must be so small as to play no significant role in people's plans. This book examines how such a peace can come about.
- Strategic Nonviolent Conflict
by Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler
A practitioner's choice of strategies is key to the success of nonviolent actions. Useful strategies, and the principles that guide them, are introduced here in an effort to explore the potential uses of nonviolent action in contemporary contexts.
- Sustainable Development of the Biosphere
by William C. Clark and R.E. Munn
- Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases
by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall
Taming Intractable Conflicts seeks to develop a strategic approach to the mediation of intractable conflicts. This approach attempts to identify the type of conflicts in which intervention is likely to be successful, how to intervene effectively and how to time the intervention properly.
- The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation
by R. Scott Appleby
While some religious actors choose a path of violence, many more have developed peace-related practices and concepts. Appleby examines why this may be, and to what extent "nonviolent religious militants" can contribute to peacebuilding.
- The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
by Samuel P. Huntington
- The Colorado River: Instability and Basin Management
by William L. Graf
- The Concept of Law
by Penelope A. Bulloch and Joseph Raz, eds.
- The Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement
by Lawrence Susskind, Sarah McKearnan, and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer, eds.
The Consensus Building Handbook is a 1100 page state-of-the-art reference book, focusing on the phases, types and of consensus building, along with detailed descritions of strategies and tactics for each stage and approach. It also contains an extensive selection of case studies.
- The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America
by Philip K. Howard
- The Decision Process: Seven Categories of Functional Analysis
by Harold D. Lasswell
The internal decision-making process is discussed from a social psychological point of view. Laswell divides the process into seven separate categories and discusses examples of each.
- The Dilemmas of Mediation Practice: A Study of Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Implications
by Robert A. Baruch Bush
Despite the increasing popularity of mediation, there are currently no standard ethical guidelines for mediators. However, before such guidelines can be developed, more must be known about the ethical dilemmas encountered by third parties. This book adds to such knowledge by developing a typology of mediators' ethical dilemmas derived from discussions with contemporary mediators.
- The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner's Guide
by Bernard Mayer
To be successful, conflict resolution requires more than just a mechanical application of procedures and techniques; it also necessitates a way of thinking about conflict that is conducive to resolution. Mayer offers a way to think about conflict which includes the promotion of democracy and social justice.
- The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action
by Gene Sharp
Nonviolent action exposes the violence of an opponent's repression in a sort of political jiu-jitsu. Sharp elaborates on this process, describing how to deal with repression, gain solidarity, and deal with the inherent risks of nonviolent action.
- The Earth as Transformed by Human Action
by W.C. Clark, R.W. Kates, J.F. Richards, et al., eds.
- The Economics of Hope: Essays on Technical Change, Economic Growth and the Environment
by Christopher Freeman
- The Effects of Violence on Peace Processes
by John Darby
Violence often derails peace processes, particularly in their early stages. Darby argues that violence is not likely to disrupt a peace process if those willing to deal are supported, opportunists are included in the process, zealots are isolated, and the security sector is reformed.
- The Fail-Safe Society: Community Defiance and the End of American Technological Optimism
by Charles Piller
- The Functions of Social Conflict
by Lewis Coser
Group formation is a result of both association and dissociation; as such, both conflict and cooperation serve a social function. Coser focuses on the former, discussing the ways in which conflict shapes groups and, by extension, individuals.
- The Green Economy: Environment, Sustainable Development and the Politics of the Future
by Michael Jacobs
- The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
by Morton Deutsch and Peter T. Coleman, eds.
This book offers a comprehensive, contemporary overview of the field of conflict resolution, emphasizing constructive management of conflicts and the search for win-win solutions.
- The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2nd Ed)
by Morton Deutsch, Peter T. Coleman, and Eric C. Marcus, eds.
- The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution
by Allison Taylor
This book is intended as a guide for people in the family mediation and ADR fields, describing both conflict and some techniques to resolve it.
- The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness
by Mark Amstutz
The restoration of communal bonds and the promotion of national reconciliation can only occur when individuals and groups are willing to forgive offenders, at least on the political level. Political forgiveness techniques -- such as truth commissions -- are analyzed using empirical examples.
- The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society
by Kenneth Boulding
Boulding suggests a new metaphor for thinking about the nature of knowledge: knowledge as image. In doing so, he hopes to improve our understanding of individual behavior and social dynamics.
- The Interaction Between Democracy and Development
by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, et al.
- The Journey Towards Reconciliation
by John Paul Lederach
- The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
by Luis Roniger and Mario Szanjder
Focusing on the Southern Cone of South America, this book is a comparative study of the way past human rights violations have been dealt with. It concludes that a collective memory of past violations has not been established in the Southern Cone.
- The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking
by Kay Pranis
The Native American tradition of storytelling in circles brings people together as equals for honest exchanges, and it is consistent with the modern desire to be democratic and inclusive. The potential of these circles to be used as tools for peacemaking is discussed.
- The Little Book of Restorative Justice
by Howard Zehr
- The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice
by Michael D. Lang and Alison Taylor
- The Management of Conflict
by Marc Howard Ross
Conflict is closely related to both structural interests and psycho-cultural interpretations. Thus, successful conflict management must be able to identify and deal with both structural inequalities and attitudes shaped by culture. This book discusses how to develop such a model for conflict management.
- The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict
by Christopher Moore
Moore reviews the history of mediation, its contemporary practice and potential future applications.
- The Mindsets Factor in Ethnic Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Agenda
by Glen Fisher
A given conflict is often approached with wildly different and sometimes incongruent mindsets. In order to overcome these differences, it is necessary to first understand the mindset of other parties as best one can, and then to tailor one's strategy to that understanding. The process for accomplishing this is discussed here.
- The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace
by John Paul Lederach (summary by M. Maiese)
- The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace
by John Paul Lederach (summary by K.S. George)
- The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace - Book Summary and Review
by John Paul Lederach
BI has had two summaries of Lederach's book, "The Moral Imagination", posted for several years, but Mark Magellan has written a new review which is profoundly moving and powerful -- much like the book itself. Even if you are familiar with the book, Magellan's background in literature -- as well as conflict resolution -- allows him to bring out elements of Lederach's book which most readers are likely to miss.
- The Moral Sense
by James Q. Wilson
Wilson argues that morality is not entirely determined by culture. Rather, he suggests that it is the result of a combination of social, biological, and evolutionary forces.
- The Negotiation Process: Theories and Applications
by I. William Zartman, ed.
The negotiation process is explored form a variety of perspectives, including sociological, economic, and psychological. These perspectives are then applied to case studies.
- The Negotiator's Fieldbook: The Desk Reference for the Experienced Negotiator
by Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Christopher Honeyman, eds.
- The Paradox of Free-Market Democracy: Indonesia and the Problems Facing Neoliberal Reform
by Amy Chua
S-CAR's Nhina Le goes beyond a summary of Amy Chua's 2000 book, "The Paradox of Free-Market Democracy: Indonesia and the Problems Facing Neoliberal Reform", to include her interpretation of how that book fits in with other related theories. Le particularly focuses on the theories emanating from the field of conflict analysis and resolution (CAR). She highlights what CAR scholars can and should learn from Chua, and what Chua could learn (or add) from the CAR perspective.
- The Persuasion Handbook: Developments in Theory and Practice
by James Price Dillard and Michael Pfau, eds.
This book examines how persuasion can be used to reinforce current behavior or change behavior. It examines both the rational and the emotional aspects of persuasion, investigating what makes particular kinds of appeals affective, others not.
- The Policy Making Process
by Charles E. Lindblom
The development of public policy is a complex political process, entailing power relations, individual preferences, and careful analysis. This book examines the process of policy development from a political science perspective.
- The Politics of Environmental Mediation
by Douglas J. Amy
- The Politics of Memory: Truth, Healing, and Social Justice
by Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Na'im, eds.
Social justice can be both a means to, and a result of, a healing and reconciliation process. The Politics of Memory provides an "African-centered" perspective on the dynamics between social justice and the process of rebuilding communities after violent conflict.
- The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State
by Richard A. Wilson
Wilson argues that because the TRC granted amnesty to human rights abusers, the rule of law was undermined. He goes on to suggest that truth commissions should stick to building new collective memories, and leave the rest to institutions of civil society.
- The Power of Public Ideas
by Robert B. Reich
In a democracy, public opinion is supposed to inform public policy, but this is not always the case. This book examines how and why ideas from the public are sometimes integrated into policy and sometimes ignored.
- The Practical Negotiator
by I. William Zartman and Maureen Berman
The Practical Negotiator presents a model of negotiation which is intended to both reflect the experience of practicing diplomats, and be a helpful guide for the practicing negotiator.
- The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict
by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger
Transformative mediation seeks to empower and recognize the parties to a conflict. This book explains the transformative mediation process, contrasting it with problem-solving mediation.
- The Provocations of Amnesty : Memory, Justice, and Impunity
by Charles Villa-Vicencio and Erik Doxtader, eds.
Amnesty is a hotly contested issue in truth and reconciliation commissions. This book explores the ethics and the likely consequences of amnesty.
- The Reporter's Environmental Handbook
by Bernadette West, Peter M. Sandman, and Michael R. Greenberg
- The Resolution of Conflict
by Morton Deutsch
Conflicts can be resolved with either constructive or destructive consequences. Strategies and tactics are discussed to empower the "have-nots" with constructive consequences including the development of personal resources, social cohesion, and social organizations.
- The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics
by Roderick Frazier Nash
- The Social Psychology of Intergroup and International Conflict
by Ronald Fisher
This book explores the causation, escalation, de-escalation, and resolution of intergroup conflicts from the social-psychological perspective.
- The Social Response to Environmental Risk: Policy Formulation in an Age of Uncertainty
by Daniel W. Bromley and Kathleen Segerson, eds.
- The South African Truth Commission
by Kenneth Christie
Using interviews with political leaders, observers, and those that came before the commission, Christie suggests that the TRC was successful in making denial difficult by bringing details of the past to light, and in providing some relief for victims. Some of the limitations of the TRC are also discussed.
- The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Communitarian Agenda
by Amitai Etzioni
Etzioni argues that during the 1960s, many moral traditions, social values, and institutions were challenged or rejected, but a new core of values has not arisen to fill the void. He examines Americans' sense of entitlement and community, as well as the dominance of special interest groups in contemporary politics.
- The Third Side: Why we Fight and How We Can Stop
by William Ury
- Theory and Practice in Ethnic Conflict Management: Theorizing Success and Failure
by Marc Howard Ross and Jay Rothman, eds.
Clearly-defined objectives are essential to successful intervention, and indeed define success. Using a plethora of case studies, this book demonstrates that success is subjective, and also provides insight into varying definitions of success in ethnic conflict management.
- Theory of International Politics
by Kenneth Waltz
In this seminal book, Waltz outlines the basic tenets of neorealism and establishes the neorealist paradigm as the dominant way of thinking for the following decades. Waltz's contribution is to develop a theory of international politics which emphasizes structural variables (i.e. balance of power politics) and undermines state-level variables to explain international outcomes and patterns of behavior. Waltz's unit of analysis is the international system and he suggests that a parsimonious model of international relations can be developed by solely using this level. Using realism's basic assumptions (i.e. anarchy and self-help), Waltz claims to explain and even predict international behavior accurately.
- Three Faces of Power
by Kenneth E. Boulding
In this book, Boulding examines three forms of power: coercive power (the stick), exchange power (the carrot) and integrative power (the hug) and how these three interplay with each other in all forms of social relationships.
- Timing the De-Escalation of International Conflicts
by Louis Kreisberg and Stuart Thorson, eds.
Far more than merely an abstract theoretical concept, timing is key to the experience of disputants. This makes timing an important aspect of intervention. In this book, the conditions conducive to de-escalation are discussed in relation to the timing of successful intervention.
- Towards Better Peacebuilding Practice: On Lessons Learned, Evaluation Practices and Aid & Conflict
by Anneke Galama and Paul van Tongeren, eds.
Conflict prevention is no longer in its infancy, and much can be learned from recent efforts at peacebuilding. This book is a collection of such knowledge, including common problems encountered, the challenges of providing aid in conflict, and the consequences of terrorist attacks.
- Toxic Debts and the Superfund Dilemma
by Harold C. Barnett
- Toxic Terror: The Truth Behind the Cancer Scares
by Elizabeth M. Whelan
- Transforming Conflict Through Insight
by Cheryl A. Picard and Kenneth R. Melchin
"'Transforming Conflict Through Insight' is an intuitive guide into the world of conflict resolution, focusing on Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of Insight Theory. Cheryl Picard and Kenneth Melchin focus on the roles of learning, feelings and values when confronting a conflict narrative. The overarching idea is learning not just 'from' conflict, but 'in' conflict as well. The authors' goal is to turn destructive, violent conflict into a constructive learning experience. The main obstacle to resolving conflict that is presented in this book is the parties' feeling of threat. The authors' hope is to navigate beyond this feeling with the help of insights." -- from Book Summary
- Transitional Justice
by Ruti G. Teitel
Transitional justice offers a way to reconstitute the collective -- across potentially divisive racial, ethnic, and religious lines. Mechanisms which promote such justice in post-conflict societies are explored.
- Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Miracle or Model?
by Lyn S. Graybill
Graybill offers a summation of the TRC followed by a series of questions about the success (or lack thereof) and the universality (or lack thereof) of the TRC, most of which she declines to answer definitively.
- Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes under International Law
by Stephen Macedo, ed.
Closely related to the concept of universal human rights, universal jurisdiction refers to the idea that certain crimes are so heinous and universally abhorred that a state is entitled to undertake legal proceedings without regard to where the crime was committed. The implications of this concept are explored.
- Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity
by Priscilla B. Hayner
There is growing recognition of the need to address the past in post-conflict societies. <i>Unspeakable Truths</i> examines why this is important, and contrasts different transitional justice mechanisms with a primary focus on truth commissions.
- War Prevention Works: 50 Stories of People Resolving Conflict
by Dylan Matthews
This book is a collection of 50 case studies, illustrating the ways in which ordinary people do extraordinary things in the face of intractable conflict.
- War's Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge In Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan
by Julie Mertus
Mertus argues that a gendered approach is needed in the examination of international crises, and in the development of humanitarian aid policies. Using personal narratives, she illustrates how international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations fail to meet the specific needs of women during war and its aftermath.
- Water and Power: The Conflict over Los Angeles' Water Supply in the Owens Valley
by William L. Kahrl
- Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World
by Andreas Wimmer
- When Talk Works: Profiles of Mediators
by Deborah M. Kolb
This book is a set of twelve profiles of practicing mediators and their techniques. These practices are compared to contemporary mediation theory.
- When Values Conflict: Essays on Environmental Analysis, Discourse, and Decision
by Laurence Tribe, Corinne Schelling, and John Voss, eds.
The value of the natural environment is subjective, and it varies with worldviews and perceptions, making the creation of effective policy difficult. This book explores the subjective nature of valuation, focusing primarily on how it affects environmental policy.
- Why Didn't You Say That in the First Place?
by Richard Heyman
The root cause of many misunderstandings lies in language. Heyman explains why such misunderstandings are normal and discusses what can be done to improve understanding in organizations.
- Why Men Rebel
by Ted Gurr
- Why Posterity Matters: Environmental Policies and Future Generations
by Avner de-Shalit
- Wilderness Preservation and the Sagebrush Rebellions
by William L. Graf
- William F. Ogburn: On Culture and Social Change
by Otis Dudley Duncan, ed.
This is a collection of the works of William F. Ogburn examining culture and social change.
- Work and Peace in Academe: Leveraging Time, Money, and Intellectual Energy Through Managing Conflict
by James R. Coffman