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Rethinking Peace Mediation: Trends and Challenges

Turner, Catherine; Wählisch, Martin

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Martin Wählisch


Martin Wählisch


This volume comes at a time when the United Nations, regional organizations, and their Member States are actively seeking new ways of better using mediation to sustain peace. It is also a moment where multilateralism and the principles of the rules-based international order for conflict resolution are under strain. Meanwhile, normative considerations have increasingly shaped the framework for peacemaking in the last decade, seemingly to professionalize the peacemaking field. Operational and practical challenges for mediators have multiplied in a world where the global-local nexus has become tighter and is overshadowed by transnational threats, including terrorism, cybercrimes, and climate change. Fast-moving global megatrends such as rapid urbanization, demographic shifts, technological leaps, and international economic connectivity have changed conflict patterns and challenge peace mediators to adapt their traditional approaches. This book brings together scholarly and practitioner perspectives on this altering landscape of international conflict resolution. It provides new insights and perspectives on the contemporary parameters conflict parties operate in, explores new trends in peace mediation and invites readers to think critically about the future of peacemaking.


Turner, C., & Wählisch, M. (2021). Rethinking Peace Mediation: Trends and Challenges. In C. Turner, & M. Wählisch (Eds.), Rethinking Peace Mediation: Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice (1-16). Bristol University Press

Online Publication Date Jan 11, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Dec 9, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 11, 2023
Publisher Bristol University Press
Pages 1-16
Book Title Rethinking Peace Mediation: Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 9781529208191
Publisher URL


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