By David J. Whittaker
Conflict and Reconciliation within the modern World supplies a concise, unique and multi-faceted creation to the learn of contemporary clash events. utilizing 8 case- experiences, from 4 continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern eire, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it contains dialogue on:
* threatened neighborhood peace and security
* cycles of inner discord, inhabitants displacement and violence
* controversy over explanations, development and resolution
* the price of exterior mediation, enforcement or intervention corresponding to sanctions or ''punishments''
* potential, timing and permanence of reconciliation
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