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Title Arab approaches to conflict resolution : mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes / Nahla Yassine-Hamdan and Frederic S. Pearson.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library  HN 766 .A8 H2943 2014    CHECKED IN
Description xv, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Series Routledge studies in peace and conflict resolution.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Conflict management -- Arab countries.
Mediation -- Arab countries.
Decision making -- Arab countries.
International relations.
Arab countries -- Politics and government.
Added Author Pearson, Frederic S., author.
ISBN 9780415817448 (hardback)
0415817447 (hardback)
9780203584224 (ebook)
OCLC # 881385707
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