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20 May 2019
Resolving International Conflict rethinks the dynamics of conflict escalation and continuation by engaging with research from the wide range of subfields in this area.

The book suggests a new framework for understanding conflict as a particular form of situation, interaction and tension. It shows how conflicts are shaped by varied dynamics relating to emotion, securitization, incentives, digital technology and violence; even attempts at monitoring, resolving or remembering conflicts may end up contributing to their escalation or continuation. Split into two sections, the first part focuses on the question of why and how conflicts escalate, while the second part analyses the continuation of conflict. The book features several case studies of conflict escalation and continuation - in Bahrain, Israel-Palestine, South Sudan, Northern Ireland and, most prominently, the case of the Syrian uprising and subsequent civil war. Throughout the book, and, in particular, in the conclusion, the consequences for conflict transformation are discussed.

This work will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, war and conflict studies, security studies and international relations, in general.
Edited by:   Isabel Bramsen (University of Copenhagen Denmark), Poul Poder (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Ole Waever (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   381g
ISBN:   9781138104860
ISBN 10:   1138104868
Series:   Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Pages:   258
Publication Date:   20 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Isabel Bramsen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Resolution of International Conflict (CRIC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Poul Poder is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Deputy Director of CRIC (2013-2016). Ole Waever is a Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Founder of the research centres CAST (Centre for Advanced Security Theory) and CRIC.

Reviews for Resolving International Conflict: Dynamics of Escalation, Continuation and Transformation

`This welcome collection is a significant mile-stone for Conflict Studies. It offers a fresh perspective on a range of conceptual issues and contemporary cases, and in doing so bridges a long-standing gap between critical and mainstream approaches to war and violent conflict in International Relations.'-- Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester, UK 'The authors brilliantly take us back to basics: how to achieve peace. For the art of conflict transformation the authors vividly demonstrate why we need to understand conflict escalation and continuation. Required reading for all involved in conflict prevention and resolution.'-Tarja Cronberg, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), Sweden `This volume reflects the reinvigoration of cutting-edge peace research in Denmark and a new wave of Nordic peace research. By advancing a novel interdisciplinary approach to conflict dynamics, emotion, memory and media, the book breaks new ground in Peace and Conflict Studies.'-- Karin Aggestam, Lund University, Sweden

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