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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27185
Title:
When Can Conflicts Be Resolved? A Critique of Ripeness
Authors:
O'Kane, Eammon
Abstract:
The idea that conflicts cannot be resolved until they are 'ripe' has been influential in conflict resolution literature in recent years. This article critiques the theoretical underpinnings of ripeness using the Northern Ireland peace process as a case study. It highlights the problems that results from the subjectiveness of both the theory itself and the information needed to apply it. By critically examining William Zartman's six 'propositions' of ripeness, the inadequacy of the approach is highlighted and claims that the theory can help predict when conflicts are ripe for resolution are shown to be unsustainable. It advocates a more dynamic approach to conflict resolution than ripeness suggests that parties and mediators adopt. (Informaworld)
Citation:
Civil Wars, 8(3&4): 268-284
Publisher:
London: Routledge
Journal:
Civil Wars
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27185
DOI:
10.1080/1369824060710
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a768571838~db=all
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1369-8249
Appears in Collections:
History; Conflict Studies Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kane, Eammon-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:51:23Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:51:23Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationCivil Wars, 8(3&4): 268-284en
dc.identifier.issn1369-8249-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1369824060710-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27185-
dc.description.abstractThe idea that conflicts cannot be resolved until they are 'ripe' has been influential in conflict resolution literature in recent years. This article critiques the theoretical underpinnings of ripeness using the Northern Ireland peace process as a case study. It highlights the problems that results from the subjectiveness of both the theory itself and the information needed to apply it. By critically examining William Zartman's six 'propositions' of ripeness, the inadequacy of the approach is highlighted and claims that the theory can help predict when conflicts are ripe for resolution are shown to be unsustainable. It advocates a more dynamic approach to conflict resolution than ripeness suggests that parties and mediators adopt. (Informaworld)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon: Routledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a768571838~db=allen
dc.subjectPeace negotiationen
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectPolitical historyen
dc.subjectReconciliationen
dc.subjectPolitical theoryen
dc.subjectWar studiesen
dc.subjectConflict resolutionen
dc.titleWhen Can Conflicts Be Resolved? A Critique of Ripenessen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCivil Warsen
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