Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

  • Summary
  • Overview
  • Key Readings

How international conflict might be managed or resolved is a major focal point of a very large and growing body of scholarly research. This four-volume set provides an intellectual history to the fields of conflict management and resolution as well as some of the best contemporary research on the subject. Incorporating over 80 articles, the volumes also include a number of classic works that have been critical in setting the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of research today. The result is a wide-ranging collection encompassing many topics and streams of research over several decades from a number of disciplinary heritages including political science, social psychology and economics. Topical coverage includes but is not limited to theories of conflict, evaluation methods, crisis management, negotiation, mediation, peacekeeping, intervention ...

Editors’ Introduction: Conflict Resolution: Theory, Research, and Practice
DanielDruckman and PaulF.Diehl

In this essay, we provide the reader with an overview of each of the articles in this collection. The organization of the summaries covers a variety of topics including a number of key concepts, methodological approaches, and the conflict-resolving techniques that contribute to the challenges of peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace-building. The reader is taken on a journey through early classics and more recent cutting-edge writing about the theories, research, and practices that define the field of conflict resolution and make it a vibrant branch of social science scholarship and application.

Part 1: Theory and Concepts
Origins of the Field

The collection begins with three articles that defined the field. The articles by Mack and Snyder and by Fink ...

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