International Mediation: Actors and Processes

This Teaching Package will introduce the main actors and processes involved in international mediation. It will first clarify definitional aspects on what mediation entails, how it works (roles of mediators) and when it is appropriate as a tool to settle conflicts (ripeness). It will then also analyze who the actors are, what motivates them and what their comparative advantages are. Finally, it will assess how to measure success and failures of international peace mediation and analyze current trends in the field.