Gestures of Conciliation

Factors Contributing to Successful Olive-Branches

Authors: Mitchell, Christopher

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Gestures of Conciliation examines the ideas, assumptions and theories that underpin how leaders of parties in intractable conflicts begin and sustain a process of peacemaking by offering to their adversaries 'olive-branches' - in more modern terms symbolic gestures, concessions, tension-reducing moves or confidence-building measures. It discusses means of overcoming political and psychological barriers to accurate communication, trust-building, domestic consensus formation, and 'ripe' conditions for conciliation, suggesting practical guidelines for accommodation.

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Christopher Mitchell is Drucie French-Cumbie Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

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'...a significant contribution...Mitchell's...rich examination of a wide range of variables involved in the contemplation and implementation of such moves deserves to be read by practitioners and students of conflict resolution alike. This book should become a required text in graduate courses on the techniques of successful conflict resolution.' - Paul D. Senese, American Political Science

'...worth reading for a mature and rational discussion of how conciliatory gestures can be initiated.' - Undala Alam, International Affairs

'...the most complete and comprehensive account of conciliation available, rescuing the concept from relative anonymity and providing a platform of researchers, policy makers, teachers, trainers and active peacemakers to learn from and build on. - Tom Woodhouse, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gestures of Conciliation
Book Subtitle
Factors Contributing to Successful Olive-Branches
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37696-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230376960
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-47433-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 333
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