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Nested Security: Lessons in Conflict Management from the League of Nations and the European Union

Erin K. Jenne


Why does soft power conflict management meet with variable success over the course of a single mediation? This book asserts that international conflict management is almost never a straightforward case of success or failure. Instead, external mediators may reduce communal tensions at one point but utterly fail at another point. The book uses a “nested security” model of conflict management, which holds that protracted ethnic or ideological conflicts are rarely internal affairs, but rather are embedded in wider regional and/or great power disputes. Internal conflict is nested within a regional ... More

Keywords: conflict management, mediation, power disputes, ethnic conflict, ideological conflict, internal conflict, regional security regimes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453908
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erin K. Jenne, author
Professor of International Relations, the Central European University