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Organiserad medling? Organisationers förutsättningar i medlingsprocesser

Christiansson, Ylva (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines organisations as mediators and how different kinds of organisations have different prerequisites to act as mediators. Global, regional and subregional organisations are often asked to mediate in conflicts, but considering the circumstances, who should mediate?

In a mediating process the mediator should be considered as important an actor as the disputing parties and should hence be scrutinized as one. Mediation is a complex subject to study and theoretically the opinions differ on what characterises a good mediator. I have taken many of the different views in consideration and constructed a model from which organisations and their prerequisites can be compared and evaluated. Conflicts have a unique character and... (More)
This thesis examines organisations as mediators and how different kinds of organisations have different prerequisites to act as mediators. Global, regional and subregional organisations are often asked to mediate in conflicts, but considering the circumstances, who should mediate?

In a mediating process the mediator should be considered as important an actor as the disputing parties and should hence be scrutinized as one. Mediation is a complex subject to study and theoretically the opinions differ on what characterises a good mediator. I have taken many of the different views in consideration and constructed a model from which organisations and their prerequisites can be compared and evaluated. Conflicts have a unique character and context and quantitative studies often miss the specifics which makes one mediator different from another. Methodologically I have therefore chosen to study the Somalia conflict to clarify which of the UN?s, AU's and IGAD's prerequisites that have been profitable in the mediation process, and which have not.

In the Somali conflict the most essential organisational prerequisites appears to be flexibility, trust and adequate resources and IGAD is the only organisation that possesses more than one of these. (Less)
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author
Christiansson, Ylva
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Mediation, Somalia, IGAD, AU, FN, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1316941
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines organisations as mediators and how different kinds of organisations have different prerequisites to act as mediators. Global, regional and subregional organisations are often asked to mediate in conflicts, but considering the circumstances, who should mediate?

In a mediating process the mediator should be considered as important an actor as the disputing parties and should hence be scrutinized as one. Mediation is a complex subject to study and theoretically the opinions differ on what characterises a good mediator. I have taken many of the different views in consideration and constructed a model from which organisations and their prerequisites can be compared and evaluated. Conflicts have a unique character and context and quantitative studies often miss the specifics which makes one mediator different from another. Methodologically I have therefore chosen to study the Somalia conflict to clarify which of the UN?s, AU's and IGAD's prerequisites that have been profitable in the mediation process, and which have not.

In the Somali conflict the most essential organisational prerequisites appears to be flexibility, trust and adequate resources and IGAD is the only organisation that possesses more than one of these.},
  author       = {Christiansson, Ylva},
  keyword      = {Mediation,Somalia,IGAD,AU,FN,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Organiserad medling? Organisationers förutsättningar i medlingsprocesser},
  year         = {2008},
}