The Role of Power: Western Sixteenth Century Pre-mediation vs. Peacekeeping Mediation in a Globalized World

By Niki Incorvia and Gabrielle Grant.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Power has been an underlying issue in domestic and international affairs for centuries. When power becomes a tool of peacemaking, concerns arise surrounding the ability to mediate without holding a bias and influence to their own countries and allies. In the case of the Renaissance queen, Elizabeth I and Henry VIII’s Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell, mediation was not possible due to their high esteem at the English court. Today, at the height of globalization, the same holds true for U.S. Presidents, such as Bill Clinton. Many consider the peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts a success during the conflict in former Yugoslavia; however, President Clinton repeatedly used his position and power to ensure stability during this conflict. The purpose of this examination of is to prove that all three figures failed to mediate due their position and power but still brought peace and stability.

Keywords: Power, Elizabeth I, Thomas Cromwell, Mediation, Bill Clinton, Humanitarian Intervention, Globalization, Peacekeeping

Global Studies Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 311.315KB).

Dr. Niki Incorvia

Ph.D. Student, Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Niki Incorvia is pursuing her doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, concentrating in pre-conceptual social revolutions and religious conflicts at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Niki’s current research and studies include international history, gender studies, genocide, social revolutions, political history, and historical religious conflicts. Niki is currently a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science national honor society, The Social Science History Association, The Medieval Association of the Pacific, The Royal Historical Society, Gender and Conflict Working Group, Peace History Society, The Richard III Foundation, Florida Conference of Historians, Secretary for the Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research (IGAAR) and serves as an editor and Operations Manager for the Africa Peace and Conflict Network (APCN). Niki holds a bachelor’s of arts from the State University of New York at Fredonia in Political Science and a master’s of arts from Long Island University at Brooklyn in Political Science. For her dissertation, Niki plans to research pre-conceptual social movements of Sixteenth Century Europe, specifically Henry VIII's Pilgrimage of Grace.

Gabrielle Grant

Ph.D. Student, Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


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