The Limits of Peace: Third parties in civil wars in southeast Asia, 1993-2004
2007 (English)In: Negotiation journal, ISSN 0748-4526, E-ISSN 1571-9979, Vol. 23, no 4, 373-391 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
At of the end of 2005, Asia had the highest number of active civil war dyads. The number of active dyads in other regions was either low or declining. Africa, in particular, experienced a sharp drop in the number of active dyads from 2001 to 2005. Civil wars in Asia also last longer than wars in other regions. With a high number of warring dyads fighting in long wars, the expectation would be that the region would be the focus of third-party conflict management, but this is not the case. In this article, we use an original data set to take a closer look at this gap in expectations by focusing on third-party efforts in Southeast Asia between 1993 and 2004. Bilateral talks were the most common form of third-party engagement, but mediation has been the most likely form to lead to agreements between warring parties. We conclude the article with a discussion of the policy implications of this research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 23, no 4, 373-391 p.
Assisted talks, Civil war, Mediation, Southeast Asia, Third-party intervention
Konflikt, konfliktförebyggande, Sydostasien, inbördeskrig
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13491DOI: 10.1111/j.1571-9979.2007.00151.xISI: 000249994200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13491DiVA: diva2:41261