Dialogue, Mediation & Negotiation

Central tools of the trade of conflict transformation and peacebuilding are negotiation, mediation and dialogue. What are their core elements?

Handbook Articles:

  • Ron Fisher: Methods of Third-Party Intervention. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann & Oliver Wils: Seeking Compromise? Mediation through the Eyes of Conflict Parties. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Norbert Ropers: From Resolution to Transformation: The Role of Dialogue Projects. 2004. Handbook Article. PDF >

Also of interest:

  • National Dialogue Handbook. A Guide for Practitioners. 2017. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet: Mediating Peace with Proscribed Armed Groups. 2010. PDF >
  • Oliver Wils & Véronique Dudouet: Peace Mediation and Listed Terrorist Organizations: Challenges for Peacebuilding. 2010. USIP. PDF >
  • Simon Mason: Insider Mediators. Exploring Their Key Role in Informal Peace Processes. 2009. Berlin. Hardcopy >
  • Hans J. Giessmann & Oliver Wils: Conflict Parties' Interests in Mediation. 2009. Policy Brief No. 1. PDF >