Herding Cats: Multiparty Mediation in a Complex World
An illustrious cast of practitioners here describe their personal experiences in working to bring peace in significant conflicts across four continents. As James Baker, Richard Holbrooke, Max van der Stoel, Alvaro de Soto, Aldo Ajello, and others make clear, the mediator must operate in an environment of daunting complexity, insecurity, and uncertainty. Whether sequestered in Norway or zigzagging across Africa, the mediator can take nothing for granted--not participants, agendas, or timetables--in the struggle to sustain and advance the peace process.
And just to make things more complicated, each conflict now typically attracts several independent mediators. Indeed, coordinating third party mediators is like herding cats--difficult if not impossible.
In each of the two dozen cases examined in this volume, mediation was a multiparty effort, involving a range of actors--individuals, states, international organizations, and NGOs--working simultaneously or sequentially. These vivid accounts attest to the crucial importance of coordinating and building upon the efforts of other players. They also illuminate the opportunities and problems presented by different entry points of mediation--from conflict prevention, through negotiation during active conflict, to post-settlement implementation and peacebuilding--and by different kinds of leverage, levels of engagement, and objectives.
This volume was developed by the same editors who were responsible for USIP Press's highly successful 1996 publication Managing Global Chaos and is intended as a follow-on to that book. In their feedback on the 1996 volume, readers requested additional resources, especially case studies that reflect real, hands-on experience in complex settings. Not only will these cases illustrate how multiparty mediation works or does not work, but they should also stimulate further work on the special requirements and best practices of the field, promote a dialogue among practitioners themselves as well as between academics and practitioners, and lead to unique insights, new understandings, and alternative approaches that can be applied to future mediations.
The editors have framed the volume with discussions that link the practitioner cases to the scholarly literature on mediation, thereby situating the case studies in terms of theory while also drawing lessons for both scholars and practitioners that can help guide future endeavors.
Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale
Vi har ikke funnet noen omtaler på noen av de vanlige stedene.
Multiparty Mediation and the Conflict Cycle
The Practitioners Perspective
The Role of the OSCE High Commissioner in Conflict
Canada and the Crisis in Eastern Zaire
A Case of Parallel Diplomacy
The Multilevel Peace Process in Tajikistan
The Road to Madrid
Canadas Role in the OAS
The EcuadorPeru Peace Process
The Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland
Multiparty Mediation in Northern Ireland
Multiparty Facilitation through
A Bosnian Federation Memoir
Andre utgaver - Vis alle
actors agenda agreed ambassador American Angola Aristide army Bosnian Burundi Cambodia Carter cease-fire Cedras coalition commitment Community of Sant'Egidio conference conflict resolution cooperation coordination countries Croats Cuban decommissioning delegation democratic Dhlakama dialogue diplomacy diplomatic discussion Ecuador elections established federation FMLN forces foreign minister Frelimo guarantor Haiti Haitian humanitarian Hun Sen implementation initiative interests international community intervention involved Israel Israeli issues Khmer Rouge leaders leadership leverage Lusaka mandate mediation effort meeting ment military mission Mozambican Mozambique MPLA multiparty mediation Muslims negotiations NGOs Northern Ireland official ONUMOZ organizations Palestinians participants parties peace agreement peace process peacekeeping peacemaking Perm Five play political President problems proposal Protocol refugees regional Renamo representative role Sant'Egidio Sarajevo Savimbi secretary-general Security Council Serbs settlement Sinn Fein South Africa South China Sea Soviet strategy Tajikistan talks third-party tion troops Unionist UNITA United Nations Vietnam violence Washington workshop