Academic Scholarship

Negotiating Peace: The Role of NGO's in Peace Processes

Brill Academic Publishers, 2013

Negotiating Peace Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D.
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

When conflict has shattered a society in its foundation and the memory of individual and collective traumas is so deep that it cannot be eliminated by oblivion alone, the desire to explore new ways is great and very difficult. Sometimes the tension between the need for an alternative and the lack of that alternative is resolved by the dedication, presence, advocacy and innovation of NGOs. In the past decades, some interesting trends that link non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and peace processes have been observed. This volume is an attempt at understanding this nexus. It is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of NGOs in prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.

"This book is an authoritative examination of non-government organizations and the activities they undertake in pursuit of peace. Andrea Bartoli, a leading scholar/practitioner in the field, takes the reader through the complicated maze of prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, analyzing clearly and concretely how NGOs undertake these tasks, when they succeed and when they fail. The volume is a “must-read” for all interested in the theory and practice of making peace.”
Pamela Aall, Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington DC, USA


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