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Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis

by Ho-Won Jeong SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2008
ISBN:
9781412903097
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Pbk 280 pages
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This book provides students with a framework for studying conflict diagnosis, analysis and transformation. It introduces the concepts needed to develop conflict analysis tools as well as the social and psychological features central to understanding conflict behaviour. The second part of the book comprises comparative case studies that illustrate different patterns of conflict processes as well as examining the efficacy of conflict transformation and intervention strategies.

Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis is key reading for students of international relations, conflict studies, international security and international law.

PART ONE: CONCEPTS AND ANALYSIS Approaches to Understanding Conflict Conflict Analysis Framework PART TWO: SOURCES AND SITUATION Sources of conflict Conflict Situations and Behaviour PART THREE: PROCESS AND STRUCTURE Process of conflict Inter-linkage and Context PART FOUR: DYNAMICS AND ESCALATION A System of Conflict Dynamics Escalation and Entrapment PART FIVE: DE-ESCALATION AND TERMINATION De-Escalation Dynamics Conciliation Strategies Ending Conflict

'...effectively fills a long-standing void and will no doubt be hailed as a much-needed new addition to the literature... This text very much exemplifies the strength of Ho-Won Jeong as a theorist and one of the more prolific writers in the larger peace and conflict studies field... the final three chapters on 'De-escalation Dynamics' (which includes a brief section on third party intervention), on 'Conciliation Strategies,' and especially the one on 'Ending Conflict,' which provides a range of outcomes beyond the usual focus on third party intervention (read mediation) epitomizes the value of this new text' - Journal of Peace Research



'…an awesome tour d'horizon of modern war, violence, and confrontation within and between nations. Illustrating via just about every conflict in every corner of the world, the author invokes an endless array of insights and interpretations, ranging from the micro to the macro, beautifully written in a seamless sequence of closely linked and discursive essays.' - Professor J. David Singer, University of Michigan



'Ho-Won Jeong has written an illuminatinbg analysis of the dynamics of conflict. He lays out the tools we have to analyze conflict in a literate and comprehensive way. A valuable book for anyone interested in a more comprehensive understanding of conflict, its sources, and its deescalation and termination' - Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto



'Jeong has successfully combined behavioral and structural analysis of the dynamics of social conflict. This volume covers the multiple dimensions - escalation, entrapment, de-escalation, termination, and resolution - both of violent and non-violent confrontation between adversaries, as well as the utility and limitations of external intervention. For students of the social sciences, it should serve as an excellent introduction to the complex realities of social conflict.' - Milton Esman, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University

Professor Ho-Won Jeong is a lecturer and researcher at the Institute For Conflict Analysis And Resolution, George Mason University, USA. He is was the Founding Editor (and is currently Senior Editor) of the International Journal of Peace Studies and Senior Consulting Editor for Peace and Conflict Studies. Previous books include Globalization and the Environment (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2005), Peace Building in Postconflict Societies: Process and Strategy (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2005) and Conflict and Human Security: A Search for New Approaches to Peace-Building, edited with Hideaki Shinoda, Hiroshima: Institute for Peace Science (Hiroshima University, 2004)