Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-22-2015

Publication Title

Conflict Management and Peace Science

Volume

32

Issue

1

Pages

1-22

Publisher Name

Sage Publications

Abstract

Efforts to resolve interstate disputes are often characterized by repeated engagement and evolving strategies. What explains a state’s decision to continue conflict resolution efforts but escalate their management strategy? Drawing from foreign policy literature, I argue third parties escalate policies both in response to past failures, shifting conflict dynamics, and their relationship with the disputants. Analysis of management efforts from 1946 to 2001 reveals that the changing nature of the conflict, policy failures and relationships between the third party and disputants are integral to understanding the management decision process, but the effects of these factors depend on the management history.

Identifier

1549-9219

Comments

Author Posting. © Molly M. Melin, 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Sage Publications for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Conflict Management and Peace Science, Vol. 32,# Iss. 1, (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0738894214545033

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