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Preventing Deadly Conflict

Paperback By I. William Zartman
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Conflict is inherent to all human and inter-state relations, but it is not inevitable. Since the end of the Cold-War, the prevention of conflict escalation into violence through management and resolution has become a fundamental objective of the international system.

So how does prevention work when it works, and what can be done when tried and tested practices fail? In this book, I. William Zartman offers a clear and authoritative guide to the key challenges of conflict prevention and the norms, processes and methods used to dampen and diffuse inter and intra-state conflict in the contemporary world. Early-stage techniques including Âawareness Âde-escalationÂ, ÂstalemateÂ, ÂripeningÂ, and ÂresolutionÂ, are explored in full alongside the late or Âcrisis stage techniques of ÂinterruptionÂ, Âseparation and ÂintegrationÂ. Prevention, he argues, is a battle that is never won: there is always more work to be done. The search for prevention - necessary but still imperfect - continues into new imperatives, new mechanisms, new agents, and new knowledge, which this book helps discover and apply.

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Format: Paperback, 284 pages Language: English
Dimension: 21.08cm x 14.99cm x 2.03cm ISBN10: 0745686923
Weight: 349g ISBN13: 9780745686929
Publication Date: 01 Oct 2015 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

I. William Zartman is Professor Emeritys at John Hopkins University

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"The publication of Preventing Deadly Conflict by I. William Zartman is a valuable addition to this crucially important field. He has been a leading scholar in this field for years and has made fundamental contributions. This book will have much value for years to come." David A. Hamburg, President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York"In this very timely work, Bill Zartman argues that the mechanisms to head off and contain potentially deadly conflicts in the world have to date been largely effective. But sustainable prevention in a fast changing world demands that they be constantly reinforced, improved, and adapted, and negative containment needs to give way to positive solution searches. Rich with real-world references, Preventing Deadly Conflict explains the why and the how of more effective practice." Mark Anstey, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa


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