Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it includes discussion on:
* threatened regional peace and security
* cycles of internal discord, population displacement and violence
* controversy over causes, progress and resolution
* the value of external mediation, enforcement or intervention such as sanctions or "punishments"
* means, timing and permanence of reconciliation.