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dc.contributor.author Richard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-22T13:38:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-22T13:38:04Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/0149-0508.00151 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jackson , R 2000 , ' Managing Africa's Violent Conflicts ' Peace & Change , vol 25 , no. 2 , pp. 208-224 . , 10.1111/0149-0508.00151 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 99977 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1960 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1960
dc.description.abstract Conflict management research has not often compared the effectiveness of different methods such as negotiation and mediation. Consequently, applying conflict management techniques to international disputes has sometimesbeen ad hoc and ineffectual. This article compares the effectiveness of negotiation and mediation in African conflict management in the period 1945 to 1995. Utilizing an original data set on cases of negotiation and mediation, the analysis indicates that, overall, bilateral negotiations are more successful than mediation. However, negotiation is difficult to initiate in cases of intense, intractable civil conflicts, and works best in cases of interstate disputes. Given that Africa's worst conflicts are all intense, long-running civil wars, improving the effectiveness of mediation in the region is a top priority. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Peace & Change en_US
dc.title Managing Africa's Violent Conflicts en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US


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