Toolbox Crisis Management (compl.)

The Crisis Management Toolbox
From Civilian Crisis Prevention to Peacebuilding: Principles, Actors, Instruments

Claudia Major, Tobias Pietz, Elisabeth Schöndorf, Wanda Hummel
(joint authors from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP, and from the Center for International Peace Operations, ZIF)

The Toolbox, which is a product of a project with the German Foreign Office in 2011, is included in a joint publication of SWP, ZIF, DGAP, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS.

SWP and ZIF have developed a handbook that provides basic knowledge on international crisis management. The »Toolbox Crisis Management« is a reference guide which

  • outlines the underlying, basic principles of international crisis management such as local ownership or human security,
  • identifies the most important international actors, and
  • introduces a selection of the most important tools and instruments in crisis prevention and in civil and civil-military crisis management – such as democracy promotion, disarmament, peacebuilding, or security sector reform.

Each toolbox entry offers one page definitions, background information on the current state of implementation, and is complemented by practical examples and references to relevant, additional literature.

Eva Gross, Daniel Hamilton, Claudia Major, Henning Riecke, Elisabeth Schöndorf
Preventing Conflict, Managing Crisis
European and American Perspectives
Special Publication by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, December 2011, 154 pages

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