Advances in Political Science

Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars

The Critical Years,1990-95

Authors: Touval, S.

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Has any good come out of the efforts to mediate the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia? The short answer is, 'Yes, but...' Mediation has brought about agreements that halted the fighting in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. Yet, the negotiations took too long, and their achievements came too late. Between 1991 and 1995 some two hundred thousand people lost their lives, and close to two million were uprooted from their homes. Saadia Touval examines why the efforts to reach a negotiated solution have not been more effective. He calls attention to two lessons: that collective mediation faces much greater obstacles than mediation by individual states, and that a mediator's priority should be saving lives, rather than aiming at other objectives, or even pursuing justice.

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SAADIA TOUVAL teaches at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. He has written extensively on conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, and on mediation in international politics.

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'Touval's effort is a well-balanced and sober look at the contradictions between self-determination and state sovereignty...' - Choice

'...this well-written book is a welcome addition to the literature on the breakup of Yugoslavia.' - Peter Radan, Slavic Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars
Book Subtitle
The Critical Years,1990-95
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Political Science
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28866-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230288669
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96503-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 211
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