Theories Of Conflict Prevention

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Abstract The thesis given below aims to review the basic conflict prevention theories and the types of conflict prevention utilized by the major international organizations, such as the European Union; the concept and history of conflict prevention, together with the main strategies of conflict prevention are reviewed; methods of conflict prevention are discussed and the political tools and standards for conflict prevention are outlined and the principles of regulating and preventing political and ethnic conflicts are emphasized. The overview of the conflict prevention policy is given within the thesis in order to build the basis for the further evaluation of the effectiveness of the preventive actions realized by the EU in Georgia with…show more content…
The partial prevention of a conflict becomes possible in case of blocking the actions with a certain reason of a given conflict, restricting its negative impact on the interests of opponents. The strategy of complete prevention of conflict suggests the neutralization of action of the set of factors which determine the conflict, and it allows to direct the conflicting parties towards the cooperation for realization of their common interests. The early warning, as well as early prevention implies achieving an agreement between the positions and interests of conflicting parties and building the social and economic equality in order to avoid the reasons for conflict…show more content…
Preventative diplomacy in practice “refers to the use of mediation and resolution to avert a descent into war” . While the preventative diplomacy is a relatively narrow concept, conflict prevention refers to a broader sphere of actions, including the “monitoring, containment, and reduction of risk factors that shape war onset, intensification, and spread”[12]. Conflict prevention nowadays implies the expansion and institutionalization of preventative action. It has to be mentioned that the institutionalization of conflict prevention “was purposefully advanced by the 1995 Supplement to an Agenda for Peace”[12]. This document considered strengthening the efforts of the United Nations in relation with peace promotion in conflicting regions, and it called for “new and more comprehensive concepts to guide those activities and their links with development

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