Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises

Edited by Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Research Professor, Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland, College Park, Kyle Beardsley, Professor, Department of Political Science, Duke University and Co-Director, International Crisis Behavior Project and David Quinn, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland, College Park, US

Current conceptions of mediation can often fail to capture the complexity and intricacy of modern conflicts. This Research Handbook addresses this problem by presenting the leading expert opinions on international mediation, examining how international mediation practices, mechanisms and institutions should adapt to the changing characteristics of contemporary international crises.

‘This is a superb collection of articles on mediating international crises, one of the best I have seen. It is thematic, with insightful, well-informed contributions from accomplished scholars and experts, which, importantly, consider critical changes in the characteristics of the international system. It includes rich policy-relevant recommendations, especially in the concluding chapter. Highly recommended for scholars and practitioners alike.’
– Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland, College Park and the Brookings Institution, US

‘Given the sterling list of contributors, the reader is likely to have high expectations of this book – and s/he will not be disappointed! It ranges over all the key aspects of mediation and covers them well by theory, large-N empirical analysis, and case studies.’
– Nils Petter Gleditsch, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway

2019 448 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 069 3 £247.50 £190.00 $247.50 $275.00
2020 448 pp Paperback 978 1 80037 525 3 £52.00 £40.00 $52.00 $65.00

Elgaronline 978 1 78811 070 9

Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. is registered in the UK at: The Lypiatts, 15 Lansdown Road,
Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2JA. Registered number: 2041703

How To Order


Get up to 20% discount when you order online

By Email

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]

By Phone

UK/ROW: +44 (0) 1242 226934

N/S America: +1 413-584-5551

Connect With Us

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

For news, views and offers


Read our Blog

For news, views and debate from our authors and readers.

For More Information

UK/ROW: [email protected]

N/S America: [email protected]