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Talk talk : conflict mediation on the rise

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Abstract: Collecting data on conflict resolution trends began in the 1960s with the early empirical research by the Correlates of War Project. However, little international follow up on the study was done until the surprisingly optimistic findings of the Human Security Report appeared in 2005. The study reported a decline in armed conflict and war fatalities, and its findings increased interest in conflict resolution research. The Peace Process Yearbook 2007 (PPY) is one result of this renewed interest in conflict resolution research. The promising news is that negotiation has been attempted in more conflicts worldwide in recent years, and has been more successful. There is some reason for caution. Evidence indicates that wars ended through negotiation flare up again more often than those concluded by military victory. Mediation is on the rise globally. Unfortunately, so is the rate of recurring war. There is a real need for sufficient post-war stabilization capacity.
Authors: Colijn, K.
Category: Policy
Serial number: 7
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: peacebuilding , international cooperation , conflict
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 24
Title: Talk talk : conflict mediation on the rise