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Arab approaches to conflict resolution : mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes

Author: Nahlah Yāsīn Ḥamdān; Frederic S Pearson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in peace and conflict resolution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and imperatives, and secondly those linked with Arab and /or Islamic culture. The text also focuses on the Arab League and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nahlah Yāsīn Ḥamdān; Frederic S Pearson
ISBN: 9780415817448 0415817447 0203584228 9780203584224 1136658734 9781136658730
OCLC Number: 881385707
Description: xv, 315 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: settlement of disputes --
history and the Arab context Patterns of conflict management in the Arab world --
Islam and conflict management --
Conclusion --
Context of conflict management in the Arab world --
Relevant negotiation and mediation findings --
Regime types --
Role of the mediator --
The role of power balance --
The role of religion and ideology --
Addressing the roots of conflict --
Conclusion: identifying key factors for successful negotiation/mediation --
Arab culture and conflict management --
The relevance of Arab culture --
Group identity and cultural stereotypes --
Relation of culture to negotiation --
Arab/Islamic non-Arab culture as context --
Conclusion. --
Characteristics of conflicts, parties and conflict management --
Characteristics of Arab disputes --
Patterns of conflict management --
Confict outcomes and settlements --
Strength of predictors and testing hypotheses --
Conclusion --
Patterns of conflict settlement: Arab versus Arab and non-Arab --
Yemen civil war (1962-1970) --
The Iraqi-Kuwaiti border conflict (1958-1961) --
Iraq-Kwait dispute of 1991 --
Arab --
non-Arab disputes: the Sudanese civil war --
Failure of mediation efforts after Addis Ababa --
Camp David mediation effort --
Non-Arab cases --
The Moro-Philippine conflict --
Conclusion --
The Arab League of multilateralism --
Arab political regimes and the Arab League --
The Arab League and conflict management --
The Arab League, the Taif Argreement in Lebanon and Arab conflict-management style --
Nature of Arab-Arab conflicts: the League of Arab States challenged --
The New Arab League --
New Peace initiatives by the Arab League --
The Arab League in numbers --
Conclusion --
The missing factor in international mediation/negotiation: women as peace-makers --
Women in peace-making --
Gender and peace-making in the Arab world --
Gender and mediation/negotiation styles of conflict management --
Indigenous context of gender peace-making --
Conclusion --
Conflict resolution and the Arab Spring era --
Dynamics of Arab revolutions --
Effects on conflict resolution --
The Middle East political subsystem --
Solutions to post-Arab Spring conflicts --
Conclusions and lessons of the Arab Spring --
Is there an Arab mode of conflict resolution? --
Conclusions and recommendations --
Is there an ARab mode of conflict management? --
The impact of culture on conflict management --
Prescriptions for mediation success in Middle Eastern conflicts --
The Tree Model approach.
Series Title: Routledge studies in peace and conflict resolution.
Responsibility: Nahla Yassine-Hamdan, and Frederic S. Pearson.

Abstract:

"This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and imperatives, and secondly those linked with Arab and /or Islamic culture. The text also focuses on the Arab League and its history of involvement in crisis and conflict situations, along with the roles of individual leaders, emissaries and extra-regional actors such as IGOs (Inter-Governmental Organisations) in undertaking mediation initiatives. IGO and Arab League activity has taken on new importance since the various intervention attempts in connection with the "Arab Spring" since 2011. During the negotiation process, most Arab regimes tend to view conflicts within a broad historical context and Islamic culture prioritises the cohesion of the community and internal stability of the state over individual autonomy. This has created an authoritarian style of leadership, and in practice, leaders in the Middle East have had near absolute authority in the decision-making process--a fact which will have a lot of weight in conflict management and whether peace will endure for a long period of time"--
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"This book offers a comparative political analysis of the cultural factors affecting Arab and Islamic state practices of conflict resolution... This is for specialists in Middle Eastern politics and Read more...

 
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