Synopses & Reviews
This unique software/book package challenges students to analyze and predict outcomes by comparing and contrasting the factors that contribute to conflict. CASCON software makes your text and classroom come alive with hands-on learning.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Conflict. 1. Why Conflict. Explanations from International Relations Theory. Violence and Human Nature. A Note about Language. 2. The Age of Local Conflict: A Short History. The Cold War Backdrop. The Age of Small Wars. Arms and Conflict. The New World Disorder. Good News. Bad News. 3. The Conflict Map: Continuity and Change. Thinking about the Future. The Emerging Conflict Agenda. Part II: Managing Conflict. 4. Heading Off Conflicts before They Happen: Early Warning and Preventive Diplomacy. First Best: Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution. Three Strategies of Preventive Diplomacy. Early Warning. The Psychological Barriers to Conflict Prevention. 5. Policing the Global Neighborhood: Who Does What. The United Nations as Conflict Manager. The Regional Approach: A Possible Solution. 6. The Quest for Security: Ideals and Reality. Enforcement in an Imperfect Community. Collective Security against Aggression. Other International Crimes and Misdemeanors. A Strategy for the Future. Redefining U.S. Interests. Fragments of Community: A Realistic Prescription. Part III: Analyzing Conflict. 7. The Anatomy of Conflict: Toward a Theory of Conflict Prevention. The Dynamics of Conflict. Implications of Theory. Some Policy Inferences from Theory. A Suggestive Experiment. 8. Theory into Practice: The Evolution of CASCON. The U.S. Government Flirts with CASCON. The United Nations Takes the Plunge. CASCON in the University. Renewed Professional Interest. CASCON as a Lecture Tool and "Lab" Exercise. 9. Conflict Analysis with CASCON. What Kinds of Questions Can CASCON Help Answer? What Does CASCON Do? A Bureaucratic Scenario. Structuring Conflict History for CASCON Analysis. Identifying Phases. Coding Factors. Historical Analogy. Finding Patterns in CASCON. Profile Case PRO1. Profile Case PRO2. Profile Case PRO3. Implications for Conflict Management. 10. The CASCON Users Guide. Read This First. Starting a CASCON Session. Looking at the Database: Cases. Making User Case Groups. Looking at the Database: Factors. Making User Factor Groups. Comparing Cases. Creating and Revising User Cases. Using Profile Cases. Printing. Some Samples of Analysis with CASCON. A Selective Annotated Bibliography on Conflict by Brian Burgoon. Index.