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Journeys Through Conflict : Narratives and Lessons - Hayward R. Alker

Journeys Through Conflict

Narratives and Lessons

Paperback Published: 28th September 2001
ISBN: 9780742510289
Number Of Pages: 462

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Journeys Through Conflict is the story of the Conflict Early Warning Systems (CEWS) project of the International Social Science Research Council. It relates the history of the project, presents its empirically grounded approach to anticipating violent conflict, and shows how the approach may be extended to other social science research arenas. Phase analysis of conflict life cycles, comparative case studies, reconstructed narratives, and policy lessons are hallmarks of this pathbreaking work by an international, interdisciplinary group of expert conflict analysts. Journeys Through Conflict projects alternate pathways to war and peace by a unique coding, graphing, and computational procedure that takes into account both contested conflict histories and future conflict resolutions.

Abbreviationsp. vii
Preface: The Origins of the CEWS Visionp. xii
Building Conflict Early Warning Systems
The Challenge of Developing Conflict Early Warning Systems: A Proposalp. 3
The Double Design of the CEWS Projectp. 32
Peacemaking and Conflict Transformation in Guatemalap. 56
Comparative Studies of Prevention Successes and Failures
Could Humanitarian Crises Have Been Anticipated in Burundi, Rwanda, and Zaire? A Comparative Study of Anticipatory Indicatorsp. 81
Escalatory Dynamics in the Moldova-Dniestr and Chechnya Conflictsp. 103
Why Are Some Ethnic Disputes Settled Peacefully, While Others Become Violent? Comparing Slovakia, Macedonia, and Kosovop. 128
A Comparative Analysis of Conflict Resolution in Angola and South Africap. 179
Nonconventional Diplomacy Experiences of NGOs and People's Participation in Selected Peace Processesp. 196
Domestic and Transnational Strategies for Managing Separatist Conflicts Four Asian Casesp. 240
A Prototype Information System for Early Warning Networks
A Comparative Look at Early Warning Indicators: PIOOM, the State Failures Project, and CEWS Casesp. 291
A Synthetic Framework for Extensible Conflict Early Warning Information Systemsp. 318
Exploring Alternative Conflict Trajectories with the CEWS Explorerp. 354
Sharing Informational Resources within Global CEW Networks
A Review of Research and Practice in Early Warning and Early Response: Lessons Learned and Policy Issuesp. 397
Referencesp. 421
Indexp. 441
About the Contributorsp. 461
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ISBN: 9780742510289
ISBN-10: 074251028X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 28th September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.34  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.62