n Conflict Trends - Zones of peace : a framework for analysis : conflict prevention

Volume 2004, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Many a time, in a protracted, intractable, and violent conflict, it is more useful to initiate measures to mitigate the conflict - short-term violence reduction - than to attempt to resolve or transform the conflict. One of the most important methods of conflict mitigation is through what is called institutionalising conflict, that is, bringing conflict under a set of rules. A concrete example of this is through the establishment of Zones of Peace (ZoPs).

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