Recent experiences have demonstrated once again the complexities of brokering an end to deep-rooted ethnic and international conflicts, as well as the difficulties of evaluating the outcomes of third-party interventions. Addressing these issues, this book offers a sophisticated approach to assessing mediation efforts and to reconstructing and interpreting mediation processes. Kleiboer develops four models of international mediation, articulating how the explanatory logic of each singles out determinants of mediation outcomes. Her multi-model analysis of the Camp David and Falklands/Malvinas cases powerfully demonstrates the importance of being aware, when assessing success or failure, of the often obscured assumptions that underlie contending approaches to mediation.
Understanding International Mediation; (Re)Constructing Mediation Theory; Four Realities of International Mediation; Evaluating Mediation Outcomes - the Impact of Camp David; Explaining Mediation Outcomes - the Falklands/Malvinas Conflict; The Multiple Realities of International Mediation.