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Rethinking Peace Mediation

Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice

Edited by Catherine Turner and Martin Wählisch

Published

11 Jan 2021

Page count

400 pages

ISBN

978-1529208191

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

11 Jan 2021

Page count

400 pages

ISBN

978-1529208214

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

11 Jan 2021

Page count

400 pages

ISBN

978-1529208214

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Rethinking Peace Mediation

Written by international practitioners and scholars, this pioneering work offers important insights into peace mediation practice today and the role of third parties in the resolution of armed conflicts.

The authors reveal how peace mediation has developed into a complex arena and how multifaceted assistance has become an indispensable part of it. Offering unique reflections on the new frameworks set out by the UN, they look at the challenges and opportunities of third-party involvement.

With its policy focus and real-world examples from across the globe, this is essential reading for researchers of peace and conflict studies, and a go-to reference point for advisors involved in peace processes.

"To resolve protracted violent conflicts, peace mediation is a very promising approach. This book sheds light on the nexus between mediation practice and its conceptual underpinnings. As a resource, it is a must-read for both practitioners and experts." Hans-Joachim Giessmann, Berghof Foundation

“This book leads the way in expanding how we construct important elements in peacemaking. It extends current thinking outwards, and introduces new stakeholders, rethought norms, and new forms of ‘circum-mediatory’ engagement. A good collection to get us thinking." I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University

Catherine Turner is Associate Professor of International Law at Durham University.

Martin Wählisch leads the Innovation Cell in the Policy and Mediation Division in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs of the United Nations (UN DPPA).

Rethinking Peace Mediation: Trends and Challenges ~ Catherine Turner and Martin Wählisch

Part 1 ~ Normative Influences on Mediation

Promoting Professionalism: A Normative Framework for Peace Mediation ~ Philipp Kastner

Norm Diffusion in International Peace Mediation ~ Siniša Vuković

The Emulation of Peace Mediation Practices: Beware of the Jurisgenerative Train ~ Emmanuel De Groof

Cowboys or Mavericks?: The Normative Agency of NGO Mediators ~ Julia Palmiano Federer

The Challenges of Legalised Peacemaking: The Case of the 2012–16 Peace Negotiations in Colombia ~ Asli Ozcelik

Part 2 ~ Inclusion in Theory and Practice

Inclusion of Whom? And for What Purpose?: Strategies of Inclusion in Peacemaking ~ Andreas Hirblinger and Dana Landau

Rethinking Mediation During Contested Regime Transformation and Episodes of Mobilization ~ Elisa Tarnaala

From Normative to Social Approaches to Inclusion: Supporting Multi-scalar Peace Process Design ~ Emma Van Santen

The Business of Peace and the Politics of Inclusion: The Role of Local Business Leaders in Yemen (2011-2016) ~ Josie Lianne Kaye

Mediating Across Worldviews ~ Jeff Seul

Part 3 ~ Strategies of Engagement

Mediating Multi-lateral Proxy Conflicts ~ Francis Ward

Towards a More Integrated Approach?: Co-operation Among the UN, AU, and IGAD in Mediation Support ~ Jamie Pring

Women’s Mediator Networks: Reflections on an Emerging Global Trend ~ Irene Fellin and Catherine Turner

Technology and Peace Mediation: A Shift in the Mediator’s Profession? ~ Miguel Varela

The Nexus of Peace Mediation and Constitution Making: The Case for Stronger Interaction and Collaboration ~ Mir Mubashir, Julian Klauke and Luxshi Vimalarajah

Rethinking the Professionalisation of Peace Mediation ~ Lars Kirchhoff and Anne Isabel Kraus