Second Track Citizens' Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation

Second Track Citizens' Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation

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Overview

Almost all current wars are primarily intra-state, involving complex societal conflicts with at least one party a non-state community. Second Track/ Citizens' Diplomacy is broadly defined as facilitated dialogue to address conflict issues between unofficial representatives or equivalent opinion leaders dfrom communities in conflict. It is an essential complement to official (first track) diplomacy for responding to the enormous challenge that these complex conflicts pose to building a sustainable and dynamic peace. In this volume, prominent contributors explain the development, theory and current practice of second track diplomacy. They examine the dynamics of modern complex conflicts, such as those in Sri Lanka, Israel/Palestine, Cyprus, or the Caucasus. Exploring innovative problem-solving methodologies, the book provides a detailed program for guiding 'Partners in Conflict' in the search for common ground and analyzes core issues that arise in the practice and evaluation of second track diplomacy. This book will be valuable to both academics and professionals involved in first or second track diplomacy, or interested in integrative methods of dispute resolution or conflict prevention, as well as to those working in development, peace-building or humanitarian programs at any phase of the conflict cycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461643302
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 328
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John L. Davies is co-director of the Partners in Conflict Project and senior research associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland. He is a recent Board Member of the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response and consultant to the U.S. governmentOs State Failure Task Force. Edward (Edy) Kaufman is the executive director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and senior research associate (and former director) of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Second Track Diplomacy: An Overview
Part 2 Part I: Conflict Dynamics and the Evolution of Second Track Diplomacy
Chapter 3 Protracted Social Conflicts and Second Track Diplomacy
Chapter 4 Dynamics and Management of Ethnopolitical Conflicts
Chapter 5 The Need for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Chapter 6 Historical Mapping of the Field of Interactive Conflict Resolution
Part 7 Part II: Strategies for Conflict Transformation and Peace Building
Chapter 8 Interactive Problem Solving as a Tool for Second Track Diplomacy
Chapter 9 Power, Rights, Interests, and Identity: Conflict Management Strategies for Building a Democratic Peace
Chapter 10 Mapping Cultures: Strategies for Effective Intercultural Conflict Resolution
Chapter 11 Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Peace Building: Lessons Learned from South Africa
Part 12 Part III: The Innovative Problem Solving Workshop
Chapter 13 Sharing the Experience of Citizens' Diplomacy with Partners in Conflict
Chapter 14 Toward Innovative Solutions
Part 15 Part IV: Capacity Building and Action Evaluation
Chapter 16 Building Capacity for JustPeace: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Training Programs
Chapter 17 Action Evaluation for Conflict Management Organizations and Projects
Chapter 18 References

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