Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Reality: Opportunities and innovations. Volume 2

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David Carment, Albrecht Schnabel
Lexington Books, 2004 - 444 pages
There is a widening range of organizations that are being called upon to do conflict prevention. These actors range from the corporate sector and NGOs to regional and multilateral economic and political organizations, with diverse mandates, leadership, funding, and operational activities. Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Reality, Volume 2: Opportunities and Innovations offers a critical evaluation of existing and emerging approaches to applied conflict prevention. An international team of practitioners and researchers with rich theoretical and field experience examine the analytical requirements to understand the causes of conflict and link these causes to a range of response options by a variety of relevant actors. They also discuss the newest frontiers of conflict prevention, including the threat of terrorism and the role of the private sector. While development practitioners, the corporate sector, foreign policy makers, and NGOs are coming to conflict prevention from different directions, they nevertheless reflect common objectives, and need to be able to speak each other's language. The volume highlights innovative approaches to allow individuals within these organizations to understand how they can best use the array of political, economic, social and developmental instruments available to them to be better analysts and to provide for more effective responses.
 

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Contents

Into the Mainstream Applied Conflict Prevention
3
ANALYTICAL REQUIREMENTS
19
Sources of Violent Conflict
21
Natural Resource Endowment and Conflicts in Developing Countries From Causes to Possible Solutions
41
Introducing Gender in Conflict and Conflict Prevention Conceptual and Policy Implications
63
Anticipating State Failure
79
Human Security and Conflict Prevention
109
RESPONSE STRATEGIES AND CAPACITY BUILDING
133
Training as a Means to Build Capacity in Conflict Prevention The UNITAR Approach
227
Building Capacity within the United Nations Cooperation on the Prevention of Violent Conflicts
251
THE FRONTIERS OF APPLIED CONFLICT PREVENTION
277
The Centrality of ConfidenceBuilding Measures Lessons from the Middle East
279
Preventing Terrorism? Direct Measures FirstIntrusive Normative and Personal
303
Conflict Prevention and Financial Capacity Building
341
Assessing the Corporate Sectors Role in Conflict Prevention
359
The Private Sector and Conflict Prevention Mainstreaming
385

Mainstreaming Conflict Prevention Policies of Thirdparty Actors Building an Inhouse Capacity for Preventive Action
135
Generating the Means to an End Political Will and Integrated Responses to Early Warning
163
Nongovernmental Organizations and Conflict Prevention Roles Capabilities Limitations
177
Conflict Prevention through Peace Education A Debate
199
Selected Bibliography
415
Index
423
Contributors
439
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Albrecht Schnabel is Senior Research Fellow at swisspeace, Bern. David Carment is Director of the Centre for Security and Defense Studies and Associate Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University, Ottawa.

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