WMBA 6637 Walden Conflict in Central Republic of Africa Research Paper Proposal

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Research Paper Proposal and Research Paper.

Assignment Instructions.

Please take some time to review the International Crisis Group’s research on conflict in the Central African Republic.https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/central-africa/…

The proposal should be about 250 words to include what you consider to be the three most significant challenges and obstacles to conflict resolution in the Central African Republic.You cannot know for sure what all the challenges are just yet, nor what theories of conflict resolution you will apply to solve them.We don’t expect you to know the subject in depth by the end of this week.Your true research will come between now and Week 8.Yet try to find some preliminary research of what methods and theories have been tried and their outcomes.What you are looking for is a specific research question about the topic.After you’ve read the International Crisis Group materials, what bothers you about this conflict?What questions do you have?

Do some exploring with the SAGE Research Materials in our library.Here’s a 2018 podcast that features some of the tools.This is good practice for the type of research you will do in your capstone course!

Format your proposal to include:

1.Your proposed research question.Be specific as to the three challenges that you have identified.

2. A brief summary of what the challenges are and why they are important in addressing the conflict.In the works you review in preliminary research, what are these authors missing in their studies?What gaps will you be able to fill?

3.A references list with 5 sources specific to the research question.Spend some time in the journal databases in our library to find the most current and relevant articles concerning your research question.At least 2 of the sources should be peer-reviewed journal articles.


Cunningham, W. G., Jr. 2007. Terrorism and Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. (online resource)

Gopin, Marc. 2013. “Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution: Divorce or Friendly Mediation?” Negotiation Journal 29, no. 2: 251-259.

Babbitt, Eileen, and Fen Osler Hampson. 2011. “Conflict Resolution as a Field of Inquiry: Practice Informing Theory.” International Studies Review 13, no. 1: 46-57.

Collins, Randall. 2012. “C-Escalation and D-Escalation: A Theory of the Time-Dynamics of Conflict.” American Sociological Review 77, no. 1: 1-20.

Popovska, Biljana. 2013. “Theoretical Concepts to Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in Divided Societies.” Contemporary Macedonian Defense / Sovremena Makedonska Odbrana 13, no. 24: 123-135.

Asian Development Bank. 2013. “The Role of Women in Peacebuilding in Nepal.” Online resource.

Fetherston, A. B. 2000. “From Conflict Resolution to Transformative Peacebuilding: Reflections from Croatia.” Center for Conflict Resolution. Working Paper 4 (April).

Tryggestad, Torunn L. 2010. “The UN Peacebuilding Commission and Gender: A Case for Norm Reinforcement.” International Peacebuilding, Vol. 17, 2: 159-71.

Herrera, James H. 2009. “On Peace: Peace as a Means of Statecraft” Online resource.


Lange, Maria. 2010. “Refugee Return and Root Causes of Conflict.” Forced Migration Review 1, no. 36: 48-49.

Markedonov, Sergey M. 2012. “Causes of the Growing Instability in Kabardino-Balkaria and Ways of Overcoming It.” Russian Social Science Review 53, no. 3: 88-97.

Mueller, John. 2000. “The Banality of “Ethnic War”.” International Security Vol. 25, 1: 42-70.

Mohammadzadeh, Hossien. 2016. “The Causes of Ethnic Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Societies.” World Scientific News Vol 42: 156

bin Mohamad, N. 2015. Ethnic Conflict: Theories and Understanding the Root Causes. The Journal of Defence and Security, 6(2), 87-III.

International Crisis Group. 2011. “Waging Peace: ASEAN and the Thai-Cambodian Border Conflict.” Report No. 215 Asia (December 6).

Research Paper.

For this assignment, you will write a 7 – 9-page paper applying theories of conflict and what you have learned about identifying obstacles to conflict resolution and proposing alternative strategies to overcome such barriers to the conflict in the Central African Republic. You should enhance your argument with logic and statistical support. At least 10-12 sources are required, with at least 4 of them from peer-reviewed sources that show the basis for the theories you apply. Peer-reviewed sources include journal articles or academic monographs.








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