- 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.
List of Figures
List of Tables
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
Patrick Regan, University of Birmingham
"As the popularity of international mediation surges, the volume of research on the topic expands. This link between practice and research runs through this excellent book. The authors illuminate the value of systematic research for mediator action, including case and comparative studies, and their broad definition of mediation encompasses goals, forms, activities, and contexts. This book is a must read for international relations and conflict resolution scholars as well as for practitioners of the very old art of mediation."
Daniel Druckman, George Mason University and University of Southern Queensland