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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

408 pages

ISBN

978-1529208191

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

11 Jan 2021

Page count

408 pages

ISBN

978-1529208214

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    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 advisers 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

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

    Martin Wählisch is Political Affairs Officer at the UN Department of Political Affairs and a researcher at the European University Viadrina.

    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