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Meeting the New Challenges to International Mediation : Report from an international symposium at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, June 14-16, 2010

Lindgren, Mathilda; Wallensteen, Peter; Grusell, Helena;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The discussions of the Uppsala symposium on Mediation in June 2010 highlighted a number of issues novel either to researchers or to practitioners. The meeting was organized around eight such themes. In short, the discussions showed that there are selections effects which makes the evaluation of success in mediation very difficult (more difficult conflicts get more mediation attempts), and that a biased mediator or mediation mandating actor is not always negative. If a conflict is about the control of government or of a particular territory, this affects the mediation approach as well as the durability of the outcome and the following peacebuilding efforts. Media...
Subjects
free text keywords: International mediation, peacebuilding, mediation styles, mediation coordination, mediation outcomes, spoilers, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Tvärvetenskapliga studier inom samhällsvetenskap
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