Peace and Conflict Resolution Organizations in Three Protracted Conflicts: Structures, Resources and Ideology

Benjamin Gidron, Stanley Katz, Megan Meyer, Yeheskel Hasenfeld, Raviv Schwartz, Jonathan K. Crane

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Abstract

Guided by organizational and social movement theories, this study compares the structures, resource bases, ideologies, and strategies of nongovernmental organizations engaged in peace and conflict resolution (P/CROs) in three regions with extended violent conflicts: Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine. Qualitative content analysis techniques are used to analyze 27 detailed case reports. We analyze the funding patterns and structural attributes of the P/CROs in our sample, with particular attention to how they obtain fiscal resources and membership in spite of the risks they may experience. We then explore the degree of formalization among P/CROs over time and, finally, we examine the ideological frames that P/CROs use and how these frames relate to their tactics. Throughout the analysis we pay attention to how the political context of each region influences P/CRO behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-298
Number of pages24
JournalVoluntas
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

Keywords

  • Comparative analysis
  • Peace and conflict resolution
  • Social movement organizations

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