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International Mediation in Theory and Practice
International Mediation in Theory and Practice
Edited by Saadia Touval and I. William Zartman
Westview Press/Washington: Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, 1985, 274 pp

The more the scholars attempt to divine theories, rules and practices of international mediation, the more complicated the subject becomes. But the endeavor is certainly worthwhile, and this series of studies represents a long step forward. The individual case histories (mostly on disputes in Asia and Africa mediated by outside states, but not including the Arab-Israeli conflict on which Saadia Touval has already published a full-length book) are written by authors with detailed knowledge of the cases and are supplemented by chapters on institutional mediation on the part of the O.A.S., the O.A.U., and the International Committee of the Red Cross.