Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars: The Critical Years,1990-95 by S. TouvalMediation in the Yugoslav Wars: The Critical Years,1990-95 by S. Touval

Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars: The Critical Years,1990-95

byS. Touval

Hardcover | November 28, 2001

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Has any good come out of the efforts to mediate the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia? The short answer is, 'Yes, but...' Mediation has brought about agreements that halted the fighting in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. Yet, the negotiations took too long, and their achievements came too late. Between 1991 and 1995 some two hundred thousand people lost their lives, and close to two million were uprooted from their homes. Saadia Touval examines why the efforts to reach a negotiated solution have not been more effective. He calls attention to two lessons: that collective mediation faces much greater obstacles than mediation by individual states, and that a mediator's priority should be saving lives, rather than aiming at other objectives, or even pursuing justice.
SAADIA TOUVAL teaches at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. He has written extensively on conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, and on mediation in international politics.
Title:Mediation in the Yugoslav Wars: The Critical Years,1990-95Format:HardcoverDimensions:211 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:November 28, 2001Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333965035

ISBN - 13:9780333965030


Table of Contents

Introduction Failed Attempts to Prevent War The Entry of Mediators The Cease-Fire in Slovenia The Search for a Comprehensive Settlement The Cease-Fire in Croatia Collective Mediation in Bosnia 1992-94 American Policy and the Making of the Dayton Accords Priorities Index

Editorial Reviews

'Touval's effort is a well-balanced and sober look at the contradictions between self-determination and state sovereignty...' - Choice

'...this well-written book is a welcome addition to the literature on the breakup of Yugoslavia.' - Peter Radan, Slavic Review