- Chart the historical changes in the types of conflicts that mediation addresses and the links between different mediation efforts across time.
- Explore the roles played by providers of mediation in the international system - namely, individuals, states, and organizations - in managing violent conflicts.
- Gauge the influence of self-interest and altruism as motivating forces that determine which conflicts are mediated and which are ignored.
- Evaluate what we know about the willingness of parties in conflict to accept mediation, when and why it is most effective, and discuss the future challenges facing mediators in the contemporary world.
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2 The Application of Mediation to Violent Conflicts
3 The Providers of Mediation
4 The Success and Failure of Mediation
5 The Connections and Consequences of Individual Mediation Efforts
6 Evolving Challenges for International Mediation
References and Suggested Readings
J. Michael Greig