Nowadays, conflict has been increasingly complex at both the global and local scale. On the one hand, conflict is becoming globalized in relation to the expansion of international markets, boundary-less environmental crisis, the revolution in communications and the media, the rise of international organizations, and developments of international law. The globalization process is fostering and leveraging the interconnectedness and interdependence across cultures and countries, as well as promoting divisive forces and chasm such as east vs. west, north vs. south, capitalism vs. communism. On the other hand, global conflicts are embedded and embodied within local cases. The local actors and local dynamics are crucial for understanding how global conflicts emerge, evolve, and can be resolved.
In this special issue, the editors wish to broaden the topics exploring the intersection of globalization and localization of conflict management and the approaches to address global conflicts such as environmental conflict, cultural conflict, political conflict, and crisis negotiations. They call for scholars to submit empirical and theoretical papers using qualitative and quantitative methodologies that offer innovative applications for conflict management and resolution including topics such as:
– Case studies on how a specific global conflict emerges and evolves;
– How global conflicts are identified, described, interpreted, and addressed by different people in relation to human thinking, cultural realities, institutions, and societies?
– The role of information technology: web activism and global conflicts;
– The intervention, mediation, and arbitration process of conflict management by different entities such as the state, private institutions, local actors, and international organizations;
– The interaction and dynamics of global force and local impact on conflict management;
– Content analysis on media coverage of global conflicts such as environmental issues, international trade, and political disputes;
– Comparative analysis on conflict management within different cultures.
Please submit manuscripts by January, 2020, and be sure to click on the “Special Issue” submission link.