Jacob Bercovitch

Jacob Bercovitch
Jacob Bercovitch is a professor of international relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He is widely regarded as a leading expert on international mediation, especially in protracted or intractable conflicts that repeatedly erupt into violence. Dr. Bercovitch has written and edited eight books on mediation and conflict resolution, the most recent being Studies in International Mediation (2000, editor) and International Conflict Management: 1945-1995 (1997). He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics.

What Are Intractable Conflicts?

"Intractability" is a controversial concept, which means different things to different people. Some people on the initial BI project team intensely dislike the term, as they saw it as too negative: intractable conflicts are impossible to resolve, they say, so people...

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Characteristics Of Intractable Conflicts

IntroductionAdditional insights into the characteristics of intractable conflict are offered by Beyond Intractability project participants.International conflicts cannot be viewed as a unitary phenomenon. They have many different features. Some conflicts are...

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