Gestures of Conciliation

Factors Contributing to Successful Olive Branches

  • Christopher Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Gestures of Conciliation examines the ideas, assumptions and theories that underpin how leaders of parties in intractable conflicts begin and sustain a process of peacemaking by offering to their adversaries 'olive-branches' - in more modern terms symbolic gestures, concessions, tension-reducing moves or confidence-building measures. It discusses means of overcoming political and psychological barriers to accurate communication, trust-building, domestic consensus formation, and 'ripe' conditions for conciliation, suggesting practical guidelines for accommodation.

Keywords

conflict conflicts Peace peacemaking

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Mitchell
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  1. 1.Institute for Conflict Analysis and ResolutionGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230376960
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38878-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37696-0
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