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Mediation in Political Conflicts : Soft Power or Counter Culture? - Jacques Faget

Mediation in Political Conflicts

Soft Power or Counter Culture?

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Published: 28th April 2011
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This book provides a vivid reader on experiences of mediation throughout history and in many different regional, cultural and legal contexts. For experts in the field of mediation and legal anthropology it provides a series of fascinating case studies not previously reported on. For those not familiar with the field it provides a window on an alternative possibility for peacemaking in political conflicts. The book is held together by the editor's introduction, which defines political mediation, the research methodologies employed, the relationship of mediation to participatory democracy, and the growth of mediation in the past twenty years. The chapters which follow provide the anatomy of successful and unsuccessful mediations in contexts as widely diverse as the 30 Years War (1618-1648) which was ended following the intercession of the future Pope, Alexander VII. Three further chapters examine the role of the Catholic Church in other mediations - in the Basque conflict, in Burundi and in Chiapas, while a further group of chapters looks at conflicts in Ethiopia, Northern Ireland, Central America and Congo.

The Metamorphosis of Peacemaking
Ethical Stakes of Mediation Practices
Historical Contribution to the Ethical and Methodological Principles of Mediation
Human Rights and MediationA Much Discussed but not Resolved Relationship: Views on International Cooperation
The Catholic Church as Political Mediator
The Power of Powerlessness: Religious Actors' Peaceful Mediation in the Basque Conflict
From 'Charity' to 'Mediation', From the Roman Suburbs to UNESCO: The Rise of the 'Peace Brokers' of the Community of Sant'
The Catholic Church as Mediator in the Chiapas Conflict
Mediation Programmes in Europe and Africa
Management of Violence and Mediation Practices at Urban Interfaces in Northern Ireland
A Bridge to Lasting Peace: Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Mediation in Burundi and the DemocraticRepublic of Congo
Traditional Approaches and their Relevance to Coping with Contemporary Conflicts: Experiencesfrom a Border Region in Africa
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9781849460699
ISBN-10: 1849460698
Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 28th April 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1