Conflict Management and African Politics

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Conflict Management and African Politics

By Terrence Lyons

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This edited volume builds on a core set of concepts developed by I. William Zartman to offer new insights into conflict management and African politics. Key concepts such as ripe moments, hurting stalemates, and collapsed states, are built upon in order to show how conflict resolution theory may be applied to contemporary challenges, particularly in Africa. The contributors explore means of pre-empting negotiations over bribery, improving outcomes in environmental negotiations, boosting the capacity of mediators to end violent conflicts, and finding equitable negotiated outcomes. Other issues dealt with in the book include the negotiation of relations with Europe, the role of culture in African conflict resolution, the means to enhance security in unstable regional environments, and the strategic role of the United States in mediating African conflicts. This book will be of much interest to students of international conflict management, peace/conflict studies, African politics and IR in general.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> Military History

Conflict Management and African Politics
Ripeness, Bargaining, and Mediation
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 10/4/10
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 176 pages

ISBN 10: 1134068492
ISBN 13: 9781134068494
Print ISBN: 9780415443012

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