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I. William Zartman: I William Zartman: A Pioneer in Conflict Management and Area Studies - Essays on Contention and Governance. Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice (PAHSEP), No. 23 (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019).

ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-030-06078-7
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  • Presents an innovative analysis of the prevention and management of conflicts
  • Confronts sources and patterns of contentious politics with effective systems and methods of governance • Lays out a comprehensive conceptualization of the process of conflict management and negotiation, including questions of when as well as how

The work draws on wide-ranging area analysis to develop inductively new concepts and approaches for further use in explanation and application. Divided into two parts, it begins with analysis of revolution and socio-political unrest, followed by models of ethnic conflict and elite circulation in developing societies. It presents the cultural dialectic present in Islam. It then lays out the patterns of mediation and negotiation in managing and resolving conflict, culminating with an analysis of intractables. Part two on governance lays out the nature of world order, cooperation, and conciliation. It then turns to the challenges of identity, ideology, and interest, with some specific attention to the nature of borders and borderlands, and focuses on governance as conflict management and as negotiation.

  • This book encompasses a new analysis of a neglected part of International Relation, the prevention and management of conflict.
  • The book confronts sources and patterns of contentious politics with systems and methods of governance.
  • The book lays out a comprehensive conceptualization of the process of conflict management and negotiation, including questions of when as well as how.

Keywords: Conflict Management Governance International Relations Negotiation and Conflict Management Contentious Politics area studies

Author’s and affiliation:
I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies,Washington, USA

About the authors
I William Zartman is a Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution and former Director of the Conflict Management and African Studies Programs, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at Clingendael, Netherland. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Louvain. Dr. Zartman is the author of a number of works on North Africa and on African politics and international. He has also developed the field of negotiation analysis, and is author or (co-)editor of numerous works in this and related fields. He helped create the peacemaking focus of the International Peace Academy (Institute), of which he was a member; he initiated negotiating courses at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and was on the steering committee for the FSI negotiation project, coauthoring two FSI books, International Negotiation and Perspectives on Negotiation. He is a founding member of the editorial board of the journal, International Negotiation, and is convener of the Washington Interest in Negotiations (WIN) Group. Dr. Zartman was project director of the Case Studies on Negotiations at SAIS and coauthor of The Panama Canal Negotiations (SAIS FPI) and The Algerian Gas Negotiations (SAIS, FPI). He is also the editor of the SAIS African Studies Library with Lynne Rienner Publishers. Dr. Zartman has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Research Center in Egypt, among others. He received teaching awards from the University of South Carolina and, twice, from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Dr. Zartman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; he served on the executive committee and as chairman of the Middle East Advisory Committee of the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars ("The Fulbright Council") and on the SSRC-ACLS Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East. Dr. Zartman was founding Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Middle East Studies Association from 1966 to 1977 and was elected its president for 1981-82. From 1984 to 1996, he was the founding President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, and was president of the Tangier American Legation Museum Society for 25 years. He was also founding secretary-treasurer of the West African Research Association (WARA). He was vice-president of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).