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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

The Era of Private Peacemakers

A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation

Authors: Lehti, Marko

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  • Examines recent changes in the field of peacemaking, specifically the role of private peacemaking organisations
  • Connects developments in the field and in strategic thinking to theoretical debate, considering the conceptual basis of practitioners’ thinking
  • Combats the lack of research that combines empirical material and theoretical literature on the role and approach of private peacemakers
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91201-1
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The field of peacemaking is in turbulent change. There are more peacemaking actors than before but fewer success stories, and an increasing number of violent conflicts tend to resist negotiated agreements. Tools and practices created for traditional inter- and intra-state conflicts have become ineffective and revision of old mediation practices is called for. This book examines how the private peacemaking organisations have faced this challenge. In the 21st century, private peacemakers have become a central part of peace diplomacy and have appeared as flexible actors whose innovative thinking paves the way for reconsidering and reinventing old practices of mediation. Instead of emphasizing the act of resolution, a new emphasis is given to the transformation of violence into a peace system, the complexity of conflict and the inadequateness of rational management. Furthermore, this shift has brought civic society actors from the field of reconciliation to the field of peace mediation. This new pragmatic approach under development can be called dialogic mediation.

About the authors

Marko Lehti is University Researcher (Senior Research Fellow) at Tampere Peace Research Institute and the Academic Director of the MA Programme Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, both at the University of Tampere, Finland. Dr. Lehti’s research in the field of peace and conflict research particularly focuses on peace mediation and dialogues, crises of liberal peace, transformation of identities and the idea of Nordic peace.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 35,69 €
51,16 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91201-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 48,14 €
64,19 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91200-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 48,14 €
64,19 € (listprice)
price for Germany (gross)
valid through 31. Dezember 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08197-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Era of Private Peacemakers
Book Subtitle
A New Dialogic Approach to Mediation
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91201-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91201-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91200-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08197-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 263
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