Conflict Resolution – Actors, Dynamics, and Cases



Series: Peace and Conflict Studies

BISAC: POL040020

Conflict Resolution – Actors, Dynamics and Cases deals with multiple concepts and themes of the broad subject area of conflict resolution, seeking to highlight empirical studies that examine several topics from conflict prevention to peacebuilding, including conflict management, institution building, the role of formal and informal actors, the features of conflicts in different political contexts and the methods and strategies used for resolution or transformation (mediation, non-violence, reconciliation, transitional justice, second track diplomacy, peace education, post-conflict reconstruction, among others) in intra- and inter-state conflicts. The book is open to several methodological approaches, focusing on empirical studies that address several cases, including studies on Cyprus, the South Caucasus region, DR Congo, the Middle East region, Tunisia and Iraq, as well as on the role of regional organizations such as the European Union in peace-making and peacebuilding. Conceived this way, this edited volume on conflict resolution complements existing books on the theme, seeking not only to apply conflict resolution’s theoretical frameworks and concepts to contemporary case studies but also to contribute, based on these empirical studies, to advance the academic debate towards critical perspectives that guide the conflict resolution field to more pluralist, emancipatory and transformative approaches.

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List of Figures and Tables

Foreword by Luís Moita



Opening Presentation of the 1st International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies: The International Community Should Increase Its Efforts to Prevent Conflicts, Not Just Stop Them Once They Have Started by Parfait Onanga-Anyanga

(Gilberto Carvalho de Oliveira and Ricardo Real P. de Sousa – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 1. Intellectual Pillars of the Conflict Resolution Field
(Gilberto Carvalho de Oliveira and Ricardo Real P. de Sousa – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 2. The Influencing Capability of Unofficial Diplomacy on Intercommunal Stereotypes: CSO and NGO Activity in Cyprus
(Nikos Pasamitros – Panteion University of Athens, Greece)

Chapter 3. The European Union as a Peacemaker: Future Challenges
(Edward Moxon-Browne – University of Limerick, Ireland)

Chapter 4. Desecuritizing Peacebuilding: A Critique of the Peacebuilding Community’s Security Practices
(Gilberto Carvalho de Oliveira – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Teaching Peace: The Impact of a Teacher Training Program on the Peacebuilding Process in the Eastern DRC
(Justin Sheria Nfundiko – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, et al.)

Chapter 6. Transitional Justice in the Middle East: From Missed Opportunities to the Tunisian Exception
(Carla Prado – University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

(Gilberto Carvalho de Oliveira and Ricardo Real P. de Sousa – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, et al.)

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