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Prospects and Challenges of Using Diplomacy as a Tool for Conflict Resolution and Management: A Case Study of the Lebanon-Israeli War Of 2006

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dc.creator Amoako, V.
dc.date 2018-02-22T10:50:12Z
dc.date 2018-02-22T10:50:12Z
dc.date 2015-07
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-24T04:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-24T04:47:03Z
dc.identifier http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/22789
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12820
dc.description Thesis (MA)
dc.description Diplomacy is a peaceful alternative to conflict. This is a fact accepted by all United Nations (UN) member states who collectively account for 99 percent of the world’s population. This notwithstanding, conflicts continues to occur and escalate. Against this background, the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict of 2006 was used as a case study to determine the challenges and prospects of diplomacy in conflict resolution. The study found that the international community creates diplomatic instruments for conflict resolution through the United Nations and intergovernmental and regional bodies, using multilateral consultations and dialogue. On the diplomatic tools for conflict resolution, it was concluded that Mediation, Enquiry, Arbitration, Conciliation, Negotiation, Track I, Track II, Track 1.5, Multi-Track Diplomacy, Coercive Diplomacy, Gunboat Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy and Shuttle Diplomacy are the primary diplomatic tools. The study also found that the major obstacles to diplomacy as a tool for conflict resolution include lack of political will by belligerent parties to submit to negotiations, cultural and religious barriers, the belief of a military advantage by parties and lack of goodwill to the diplomatic process as reflected in the posture and the utterances of parties. Given the success of diplomacy in resolving the perilous and antagonistic Israeli-Hezbollah conflict of 2006, diplomacy is relevant in not only resolving classic military warfare, but also newer and emerging forms of conflict such as electoral disputes, religious extremism, territorial boundary disputes and terrorism.
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dc.language en
dc.publisher University Of Ghana
dc.subject Diplomacy
dc.subject Conflict Resolution
dc.subject War
dc.subject International Community
dc.subject Ghana
dc.title Prospects and Challenges of Using Diplomacy as a Tool for Conflict Resolution and Management: A Case Study of the Lebanon-Israeli War Of 2006
dc.type Thesis


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