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From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation

Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov


While conflict resolution is believed to cause temporary settlements and brief periods of peace in volatile situations, conventional conflict resolution techniques are not capable of building longterm stability. Instead, this book contends, practitioners of conflict resolution need to focus more on reconciliation (the restoration of confidence, friendship, and harmony between rivals) than on mere conflict resolution. Whereas traditional conflict resolution has focused primarily on halting quarrels with agreements between leaders on each side of a conflict, reconciliation techniques shift the f ... More

Keywords: conflict resolution, peace, settlements, volatile situations, stability, reconciliation, confidence, friendship, harmony, rivals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195166439
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, editor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem