PART I ARGUMENT
CHAPTER 1 LESSONS FROM THE FRONTIERS OF FAILURE
Conflict Resolution and Second Order Social Learning
CHAPTER 2 CONFLICT RESOLUTON AND ITS ENEMIES
The World in 2015: Trends in global violence
CHAPTER 3 WHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION FAILS
Linguistic intractability and radical disagreement
CHAPTER 4 AN ALTERNATIVE TO NEGOTIATION AND DIALOGUE
Engaging radical disagreement in intractable conflictPART II CASE STUDY
CHAPTER 5 STRATEGIC THINKING FOR POSSESSORS
Why should Israel give up anything?
CHAPTER 6 STRATEGIC THINKING FOR CHALLENGERS
How can Palestinians transform the status quo?
CHAPTER 7 STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT
The Israeli Strategic Forum, the Palestine Strategy Group, and the Palestinian Citizens Of Israel Group
CHAPTER 8 STRATEGIC THINKING FOR THIRD PARTIES
Principled Negotiation, Strategic Negotiation and the Kerry InitiativePART III IMPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 9 EXTENDED CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Other phases, other levels, other conflicts
CHAPTER 10 EXPLORING RADICAL DISAGREEMENT
Taking agonistic dialogue seriously
CHAPTER 11 UNDERSTANDING RADICAL DISAGREEMENT
Is there a theory of radical disagreement?
CHAPTER 12 LIVING WITH RADICAL DISAGREEMENT
Facing an agonistic future
Oliver Ramsbotham is Emeritus Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford and President of the Conflict Research Society. He is co-author of the bestselling and hugely popular survey of the field Contemporary Conflict Resolution, now in its fourth edition.
AThis well-informed and nuanced analysis offers one of the most
incisive treatments of the Israel/Palestine conflict available.
Among books in the field, there is really nothing quite like
Alan Dowty, University of Notre Dame
AWhen Conflict Resolution Fails extends RamsbothamAs
groundbreaking work on Aradical disagreementA. Using the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict as its main case, it describes a form
of Aextended conflict resolutionA, built around ideas and practices
of Astrategic engagementA, that challenges our understanding of the
role of third parties and proposes what may be, ethically, the
outer limits of conflict resolution itself. An important and
necessarily sobering book.A
Kevin Avruch, George Mason University