Since the 1990s, the international security environment has shifted radically. Leading states no longer play as great a role in regional conflicts, and thus a new opportunity for regional conflict management has opened. This collection of original essays is one of the first to examine the implications and efficacy of regional conflict management in the new world order. The editors' general overview provides a framework for analyzing regional conflict management efforts and the kinds of threats faced by actors in different regions of the world. Case studies from every major world region then place these factors into specific regional contexts and address a variety of challenges. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars from around the world, Regional Conflict Management provides key lessons for understanding conflict management over the globe.
Paul F. Diehl is professor of political science and University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Joseph Lepgold was, at the time of his death in December 2001, associate professor of government at Georgetown University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Regional Approaches to Conflict Management: Incentives and Approaches Chapter 3 Regionalism in the Post-Cold War Era: Incentives for Conflict Management Chapter 4 Regional Conflict Management: Strategies, Necessary Conditions, and Comparative Effectiveness Part 5 Part II: Case Studies in Regional Conflict Management Chapter 6 Regional Conflict Management in Africa Chapter 7 The Dilemma of Regional Security in East Asia: Multilateralism versus Bilateralism Chapter 8 Conflict Management in Latin America Chapter 9 Conflict Management in the Middle East: Between the "Old" and the "New" Chapter 10 Managing Conflict in South Asia Chapter 11 Regional Conflict Management in Europe Chapter 12 Conclusion: Patterns and Discontinuities in Regional Conflict Management