Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

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Published: January 5, 2015
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The eagerly anticipated follow up to Leashing the Dogs of War. In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, another landmark text edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall provides essential insights and practical guidance. In Managing Conflict in a World Adrift, 40 of the world’s leading international affairs analysts examine the relationship between political, social or economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict. They then consider what this means for conflict management.

This panoramic study is the latest volume in a series of titles on conflict management edited by Crocker, Hampson and Aall and follows up on their seminal work Leashing the Dogs of War (2007). For more than a decade, this series of titles has been the definitive resource for students and practitioners of conflict management who want a better understanding of the most contemporary thinking about what causes conflict and how to prevent and manage it. Hallmarks of this book include:

  • Innovative thinking from 40 of the world’s leading analysts
  • New approaches and methodologies
  • Current situations and relevant solutions
  • Wide spectrum of perspectives in both theory and practice
  • Strategies and tactics for the realities of conflict management today

Emerging systemic and societal transformations call for thought leadership grounded in the reality out in the field. Peace builders of today and tomorrow will gain from this text a broad knowledge of new forces and dynamics at play along with a full range of strategies for preventing and resolving conflict.

ISBN
978-0-986096-09-2
Publisher
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Published
Pages
650
Format
Trade PB
  • Chester A. Crocker is a CIGI distinguished fellow, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. He is also the James R. Schlesinger professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

  • Pamela Aall is a senior fellow with CIGI, leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps. She is also a senior adviser for conflict prevention and management at the United States Institute of Peace.