External Intervention for Internal Conflict Research Proposal by Nicky

A proposal to explore the contributions of external intervention to internal conflict resolution and transformation.
# 151506 | 1,758 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2012 in International Relations (General)

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The paper presents a proposal that addresses the need for a multidimensional awareness of the different factors that constitute the nature of that conflict in order to prevent conflict and bring about lasting transformation. The paper reviews the literature and explains that the goal of this research will be to evaluate the success and failures of various attempts at conflict resolution and to determine the balance between the needs and requirements for peace and the application of intervention methods and techniques. The paper concludes by emphasizing the importance of gaining insight into the factors that promote positive and successful conflict intervention and identifying the aspects that increase conflict.

Introduction and Overview
The Prerequisites to External Intervention
Brief Literature Overview
Central Aims and Intentions
Conclusion: the Importance of the Research

From the Paper:

"As Michael Olisa points out in Nyongo's Arms and Daggers in the heart of Africa (1993), conflict resolution when implemented by external or outside agencies can sometimes create more problems than there were initially. An imperative aspect of conflict intervention is that it should be perceived to be impartial and unbiased. This refers particularly to many conflict areas in Africa, such as the Congo, where external intervention in the internal conflict has largely failed or not produced the desired results.
"Therefore, as central trajectory of this research will be to evaluate the success and failures of various central attempts at conflict resolution in the light of certain cardinal issues and parameters. Furthermore, it is the balance between the needs and requirements for peace and the application of intervention methods and techniques that will be critical focal point of this evaluation.
"This also refers to various studies that discuss the limitations of various conflict resolution attempts. A study by Saner and Yiu entitled External Stakeholder Impacts on Third-Party Interventions in Resolving Malignant Conflicts: The Case of a Failed Third-Party Intervention in Cyprus, serves as initial example. This study explores the potentially positive and negative impact of intervention in terms of the influence of the effect that multiple and competing external stakeholders, such as foreign powers, supranational institutions and NGOs, can have on third-party peace building initiatives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dale C. ( 2009) CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AS STRATEGY FOR NATION BUILDING IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY: In Search for Alternative Solution for Iraq after US-UK Occupation. Retrieved November 19, 2009, from http://myresponsability.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/conflict-transformation-as-strategy-for-nation-building-in-a-pluralistic-society/
  • Dudouet V. ( 2006) Transitions from Revisiting Analysis and Violence to Peace Intervention in Conflict Transformation. Berghof Report Nr. 15. Retrieved November 19, 2009, fromhttp://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900sid/JBRN-6WPBT3/$file/berghof%20nov%2006.pdf?openelement
  • List 2: Treating Core Conflict Problems. Retrieved November 19, 2009, fromhttp://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/!treating_core.htm
  • Nyongo P. ( 1993) Arms and Daggers in the heart of Africa.Kenya: Acedemia Science Publishers.
  • Paffenholz T. Designing Transformation and Intervention Processes. Retrieved November 19, 2009, fromhttp://www.berghof-handbook.net/uploads/download/paffenholz_handbook.pdf

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

External Intervention for Internal Conflict (2012, June 11) Retrieved September 25, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/external-intervention-for-internal-conflict-151506/

MLA Format

"External Intervention for Internal Conflict" 11 June 2012. Web. 25 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/external-intervention-for-internal-conflict-151506/>