Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis

This volume covers the multiple dimensions - escalation, entrapment, de-escalation, termination, and resolution - both of violent and non-violent confrontation between adversaries, as well as the utility and limitations of external ...

Author: Ho-Won Jeong

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1412903092

Category: Political Science

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"...an awesome tour d'horizon of modern war, violence, and confrontation within and between nations. Illustrating via just about every conflict in every corner of the world, the author invokes an endless array of insights and interpretations, ranging from the micro to the macro, beautifully written in a seamless sequence of closely linked and discursive essays." —J. David Singer, University of Michigan "Jeong has successfully combined behavioral and structural analysis of the dynamics of social conflict. This volume covers the multiple dimensions - escalation, entrapment, de-escalation, termination, and resolution - both of violent and non-violent confrontation between adversaries, as well as the utility and limitations of external intervention. For students of the social sciences, it should serve as an excellent introduction to the complex realities of social conflict." —Milton Esman, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University By examining the dynamic forces which shape and re-shape major conflicts, Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis provides students with the new knowledge base needed to successfully study conflict sources, processes and transformations. It covers social, political, and psychological features central to understanding conflict situations and behavior. A wide range of both recent and historical examples (including the Arab-Israeli conflict, US-Russia relations, the "War on Terrorism," civil wars in Sudan, Iraq, former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka) are discussed in a comparative context, illustrating the application of concepts and theories essential to the analysis of inter-group, inter-state conflict and prospects for conflict resolution. Intended Audience: This will be a key text for students of international relations, peace and conflict studies, psychology, sociology, international security and international law. "Ho-Won Jeong has written an illuminating analysis of the dynamics of conflict. He lays out the tools we have to analyze conflict in a literate and comprehensive way. A valuable book for anyone interested in a more comprehensive understanding of conflict, its sources, and its de-escalation and termination." —Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto

Understanding Conflict of Laws

cert, denied 439 U.S. 1034 (1978), with Robert A. Leflar, American Conflicts Law § 25 (3d ed. 1977). ... Inc.) (Pub 127) 132 □ UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT OF LAWS § 45 [a] Seider and the Shaffer Test [b] The "Direct Action" Argument.

Author: William M. Richman

Publisher: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender

ISBN: UCAL:B4590861

Category: Administrative procedure

Page: 389

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This text provides authoritative & comprehensive explanations of major theories & leading cases covered in Conflict of Laws classes. A family law chapter includes substantial new material on federal legislative responses to the serious problem of child support enforcement. Also available electronically.

Conflict in Perspective

Rudolph J. Rummel. "TV «* *• $., UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT AND WAR VOLUME 3 CONFLICT IN PERSPECTIVE UNDERSTANDING.

Author: Rudolph J. Rummel

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UCAL:B3981588

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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Understanding Conflict and Change in a Multicultural World

Learning about the history of cultural conflict helps teachers reduce it in classrooms. This book shows our common origins and reviews sources of conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East.

Author: H. Roy Kaplan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1475807678

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Learning about the history of cultural conflict helps teachers reduce it in classrooms. This book shows our common origins and reviews sources of conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East. It reveals how prejudice and stereotypes about racial and religious minorities create problems in our schools. Beginning with the human exodus out of Africa 60,000 years ago, tension arose among ethnic groups separated by geographic barriers. Changes in population, immigration, work and the role of religion are creating clashes in society and schools. Students from different cultural backgrounds are being thrown together as mass transportation and telecommunications shrink our world. Inclusive classrooms with respectful learning environments can be achieved when we identify the sources of tension that separate and divide us. Students are more alike than different. Knowing about our common origin and challenges will help teachers become more effective.

Understanding Conflict Resolution

units of conflict analysis. ... Conflicts are often connected to one another, where parties may have alliances or, in fact, be the same across ... Conflict theory has the objective of creating a general understanding of conflict.

Author: Peter Wallensteen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473927735

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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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.

Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis

Interaction patterns in conflict situations can be ascribed, in part, to the attitudes and behaviours of the parties. ... the next chapter illustrates the analytical frameworks and elements that are entailed in understanding conflict.

Author: Ho-Won Jeong

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849206402

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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'...effectively fills a long-standing void and will no doubt be hailed as a much-needed new addition to the literature... This text very much exemplifies the strength of Ho-Won Jeong as a theorist and one of the more prolific writers in the larger peace and conflict studies field... the final three chapters on 'De-escalation Dynamics' (which includes a brief section on third party intervention), on 'Conciliation Strategies,' and especially the one on 'Ending Conflict,' which provides a range of outcomes beyond the usual focus on third party intervention (read mediation) epitomizes the value of this new text' - Journal of Peace Research '...an awesome tour d'horizon of modern war, violence, and confrontation within and between nations. Illustrating via just about every conflict in every corner of the world, the author invokes an endless array of insights and interpretations, ranging from the micro to the macro, beautifully written in a seamless sequence of closely linked and discursive essays.' - Professor J. David Singer, University of Michigan 'Ho-Won Jeong has written an illuminatinbg analysis of the dynamics of conflict. He lays out the tools we have to analyze conflict in a literate and comprehensive way. A valuable book for anyone interested in a more comprehensive understanding of conflict, its sources, and its deescalation and termination' - Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto 'Jeong has successfully combined behavioral and structural analysis of the dynamics of social conflict. This volume covers the multiple dimensions - escalation, entrapment, de-escalation, termination, and resolution - both of violent and non-violent confrontation between adversaries, as well as the utility and limitations of external intervention. For students of the social sciences, it should serve as an excellent introduction to the complex realities of social conflict.' - Milton Esman, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University By examining the dynamic forces which shape and re-shape major conflicts, this timely book provides students with the knowledge base needed to successfully study conflict sources, processes and transformations. Broad in focus, it addresses the multiple social, political and psychological features central to understanding conflict situations and behaviour. A range of both recent and historical examples (including the Arab-Israeli conflict, the 'War on Terrorism', the Cold War, and the civil wars in Sudan, former Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka) are discussed, illustrating the application of concepts and theories essential to the analysis of inter-group, inter-state and intra-state conflict and conflict resolution in a wider context. Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis is key reading for students of international relations, peace and conflict studies, conflict resolution, international security and international law.

Understanding Conflict and Violence

Indeed, the indiscriminate, lawless and plunderous nature of such conflicts, frequently within environments marked ... Understanding conflict and violence In each of the three periods outlined in the previous section – those of muscle ...

Author: Tim Jacoby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134224258

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding of the causes of violence and conflict by highlighting their evolutionary roots and illustrating them with in-depth case studies and examples. Tim Jacoby addresses the fragmented nature of the literature on conflict theory by drawing upon a wide range of disciplinary traditions, seeking to reflect the fact that international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology all share a long-standing interest in the study of conflict and violence and that common concerns make interdisciplinary stimulating and productive. Understanding Conflict & Violence will be of interest to students and scholars across the disciplines of international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology.

Understanding Conflict Between Russia and the EU

Every episodic instance of a mismatch between the policy logics of the two parties therefore harbours within it the potential of developing into an identity conflict. This argument permits us to understand why the transformation of a ...

Author: S. Prozorov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230625334

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book the conflicting issues in EU-Russian relations and presents an innovative theory for the understanding of their emergence. Drawing on up-to-date research data, the author argues that conflicts in EU-Russian relations are generated by the clash of principles of state sovereignty and international integration.

Understanding Conflict Resolution

New to this edition is the extensive consideration of peace-building, the relationship between peace and justice, disarmament, and gender-peace connections.

Author: Peter Wallensteen

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 0857020501

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Understanding Conflict Resolution draws on recent and classic research from around the world, linking the theory of conflict resolution to in-depth case studies throughout, and posing key questions regarding the future of conflict resolution. The first part reviews the development of conflict resolution since the Cold War and demonstrates the various approaches to conflict analysis. The core of the book explores the settlement of three major types of international conflict: inter-state, internal and those arising from state formation. In the final part, regional and international approaches are examined, including developments in UN reform and the increasing importance of civil society organizations. New to this edition is the extensive consideration of peace-building, the relationship between peace and justice, disarmament, and gender-peace connections.

Urban Africa and Violent Conflict

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Author: Karen Büscher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000011685

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Urban centres are at the heart of the dynamics of war and peace, of stability and violence: as ‘safe havens’ for those seeking protection, as concentrations of public administrative and military apparatus, and as symbolic bases of state sovereignty and public authority. Heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, post electoral protests and brutal killings in Bujumbura, Burundi, and violent urban uprisings in Congo’s cities of Goma and Kinshasa, all demonstrate that cities represent critical arenas in African conflict and post-conflict dynamics. This comprehensive volume offers a profound analysis of the complex relationship between the dynamics of violent conflict and urbanisation in Central and Eastern Africa. The authors underline the need to look simultaneously at cities to understand ongoing conflict and violence, and at conflict-dynamics to understand current urbanisation processes in this part of the world. Building on empirical and analytical insights from cities in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan and Kenya, this collection demonstrates how emerging urbanism in the larger Great-Lakes region and its Eastern neighbours presents a fascinating window to investigate the transformative power of protracted violent conflict. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

The Point of Convergence

The higher one is in an organization, the more critical this skill becomes. This book guides the reader through a process that creates a greater opportunity for success in resolving workplace conflic

Author: Jerry Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798665540191

Category:

Page: 134

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Most of us know resolving conflict is hard to do, and all of us can provide several reasons why difficult. Each day, leaders, managers, and employees face any number of problems in the workplace. Even the most experienced are comfortable dealing with conflict. Almost everyone struggles to successfully resolve conflict because of the obstacles created by myths, general perceptions, and the ever-present conventional wisdom. In nearly every company, disputes go unresolved because people are uncertain about how to proceed and are afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. This book looks at those traditional perceptions about conflict resolution, reviews the myths that hide many of the causes of conflict, and offers a way of thinking about and studying conflicts impacting your life, your company, or organization. It provides a path or roadmap, steps that are necessary to advance the understanding of what is needed to achieve better conflict resolution outcomes now and, in the future, Traveling this path is based on understanding what I call the Point of Convergence, which is the gap between expectation and execution created by decisions made in the upper levels of the chain of command. Understanding these points of convergence inside these gaps is key to crafting solutions to harmful conflicts without disrupting positive conflict that ultimately drives creativity and innovation.Within the pages of this book is a path that will help people in a business environment identify potentially harmful conflict early, organize a response to mitigate or prevent these conflicts from disrupting or damaging relationships and programs that can threaten a company's reputation. Successful leaders know the importance of asking questions. The higher one is in an organization, the more critical this skill becomes. This book guides the reader through a process that creates a greater opportunity for success in resolving workplace conflic

Understanding Conflict Resolution

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.

Author: Peter Wallensteen

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1473902118

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 994

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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.

Understanding Conflict and Violence

The author presents an understanding of the dimensions and definitions of conflict research which enables the reader to consider methods of comparing both historical and current instances of violence.

Author: Tim Jacoby

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 041536910X

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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The author presents an understanding of the dimensions and definitions of conflict research which enables the reader to consider methods of comparing both historical and current instances of violence.

Partner Violence

Among the key topics featured are: Gender differences in aggressive tendencies. Dominance, control, and violence. Partner violence as planned behavior. The process leading to partner violence.

Author: Zeev Winstok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489992774

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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As domestic violence continues to be a focus of social and psychological concern, two basic contradictory viewpoints endure: one rooted in male power dynamics, the other maintaining that both genders use and are victimized by violence. Although both sides have their merits, neither has adequately answered the crucial question: What causes conflict to escalate into violence? Partner Violence: A New Paradigm for Understanding Conflict Escalation adds a third, escalation-focused paradigm to the debate, addressing the limitations of the two dominant perspectives in a comprehensive scholarly approach. This concise yet comprehensive volume examines key gender- and non-gender-related violence issues and sets out a compelling behavioral argument that using violence to control others is a rational choice. Its theoretical and empirical foundations support an in-depth study of escalating aggression in violent relationships, both throughout periods of chronic conflict and in single violent episodes. This analysis promotes a broader and deeper understanding of partner violence, suitable to developing more finely targeted, effective, and lasting interventions. Among the key topics featured are: Gender differences in aggressive tendencies. Dominance, control, and violence. Partner violence as planned behavior. The process leading to partner violence. Partner conflict dynamics throughout relationship periods and within conflicts. Gender differences in escalatory intentions. Partner Violence is an important volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians/professionals across various disciplines, including personality and social psychology, criminology, public health, clinical psychology, sociology, and social work.