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Planning for Intervention : International Cooperation in Conflict Management :  International Cooperation in Conflict Management - Antonia Chayes

Planning for Intervention : International Cooperation in Conflict Management

International Cooperation in Conflict Management

Hardcover Published: February 1999
ISBN: 9789041106438
Number Of Pages: 236

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This important volume by two renowned scholars offers a radical and original strategy to change the way the problem of intervention into internal state conflicts is handled by the world community of nations. Planning for Intervention examines both the failures and successes of intervention by the international community into the internal conflicts that are plaguing the post-Cold War world. It examines the legal framework and the bureaucratic and political realities that govern intervention and helps to explain why performance has been so uneven.The strategy offered by the authors operates within the parameters of legal and political limits to improve effectiveness by increasing international cooperation. Although radical and original in the context of international intervention, it has strong precedents in both industry and in actual conflict resolution. It involves a move to decentralization of operations to the field, permitting those on the scene to exercise far greater responsibility than is now the case. It details models of success, and argues that effective decentralization can be institutionalized.For this proposed strategy to be effective, responsible leadership of international organizations and their member states requires reassurance. This reassurance can be provided by a process of systematic and joint planning for intervention performed at the highest level as well as by careful training within civilian agencies that deal with diplomacy or humanitarian services.All of the arguments and strategies developed by the authors are supported by rich examples developed from case studies of how to effectively accomplish their goal of mitigating the outbreaks of violent conflicts through improved international cooperation in intervention. This groundbreaking work is essential reading for all those in government agencies, international organizations, and policy-making positions as well as scholars and practitioners concerned with issues of international conflict management and resolution.

Introductionp. 1
The Dimensions of the Problemp. 9
The Multiplicity of Actorsp. 9
The Question of Political Directionp. 33
Rigidities of Bureaucracyp. 40
Planned Decentralization: A Better Wayp. 47
Conceptp. 47
The Business Model of Decentralized Team Buildingp. 49
Decentralization in Humanitarian Interventionp. 54
What Is Left at the Centerp. 78
Conclusionp. 82
Strategy: A New Institutional Architecturep. 85
The Pains and Strains of Organizational Changep. 86
A Model - The Case of UNHCRp. 92
Traditional Strategies for Organizational Changep. 99
The Strategy of Reassurancep. 107
Preparation for Decentralization: Trainingp. 113
Management Training for the Fieldp. 118
Negotiation Trainingp. 122
Mediation and Facilitation Trainingp. 126
Joint Training for Operational Planningp. 134
Team Buildingp. 137
Comprehensive Programs: A Comparisonp. 139
Planning: The Gateway to Decentralizationp. 147
Post-Dayton Bosnia - A Case Study in Planning Failurep. 149
Obstacles and Responsesp. 154
New Models of Successful Planningp. 159
What Kind of Planning and Wherep. 167
A Program for International Organizationsp. 184
Transparencyp. 187
Horizontal Transparency among Organizations in the Fieldp. 189
Vertical Communication within a Single Organizationp. 196
Horizontal Transparency among Organizations at the Highest Levelsp. 202
Relations with "Outside" Constituencies and Stakeholdersp. 205
Conclusionp. 210
Summing up to Move Forwardp. 211
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ISBN: 9789041106438
ISBN-10: 904110643X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: February 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51