Rowman and Littlefield International

Conflict Intervention and Transformation

Theory and Practice

Edited by Ho-Won Jeong

Publication date:

15 March 2019

Length of book:

222 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786610256

This book is aimed at both professionals and students who desire to deepen their understanding of the processes involved in conflict intervention and resolution effectively. Reflecting on multi-disciplinary traditions, it throws new light on discursive processes that facilitate or hamper a dialogue, essential for conflict transformation. The book covers a broad range of topics and themes for those studying introductory and advanced level courses on conflict resolution, including the principles of intervention, prevention of violence, local practice of peacemaking, identify politics and conditions for conflict resolution as well as peace negotiation.

While comprehensive in scope, this edited volume’s main theme is a transformation of inter-group dynamics as well as the process for conflict resolution. It gives a systematic coverage of ways people try to overcome the limitations of the existing approaches to conflict management and peacemaking.
Conflict Intervention and Transformation is an important new and critical text within Peace and Conflict Studies. Ho-Won Jeong does an excellent job of focusing the text with a number of important scholars writing chapters on discursive practices, peace negotiations, and identity and space in conflict transformation. This textbook will be used in graduate seminars and will be well read by scholars and policymakers interested in how to transform conflicts constructively.