From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System

Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner, 2002

Posted: 21 Oct 2019

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Though the prevention of conflict is the first promise in the Charter of the United Nations, it is a promise constantly betrayed by international organizations, governments, and local actors alike. At the same time, and in a more positive vein, recent studies provide much-needed information about why and how today's conflicts start and what sustains them. This ground-breaking book presents some of the best scholarly and policy-relevant work on the practical challenges of conflict prevention within the UN system.

The authors consider the causes and dynamics of war, the tools that are being developed to predict the eruption of conflict, and what is being done —and what could be done better — in the effort to move from promise to practice.

Suggested Citation

Malone, David M. and Hampson, Fen Osler, From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System (2002). Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3467352

David M. Malone (Contact Author)

UN University ( email )

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Fen Osler Hampson

Carleton University ( email )

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