Conflict Prevention:
Methodology for Knowing the Unknown
Uppsala Peace Research Papers No. 7

Peter Wallensteen & Frida Moller
December 2003
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 9150617303
31 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$15.00 Paper Original

The prevention of conflicts became important early after the end of the Cold War. Cases such as the genocides in Rwanda, ethnic wars in Bosnia-Herzegovina and state failure in Somalia pointed to the necessity of finding means to avert conflicts from escalating into war, human disasters and regional instability.

The purpose of international action to deal with such situation was to curtail the spread of violence and find a solution at an early stage. It is these ambitions that oftentimes are described as conflict prevention. Experiences has shown that it is now time to be more nuanced and ask which actions by whom are more likely to get an effective response.

Contents include: Introduction, The Concept of Conflict Prevention, Towards a Prevention Theory?, Outlining a Systematic Study, Conclusion, Appendix, References.

Politics; Biography

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