Intractable Conflict (PPT)
Conflict that is difficult to resolve/manage
4 Common Characteristics of Intractable Conflict
1.) Volatile interaction
2.) Behaviors often confusing
3.) Parties are frustrated
4.) Stalemate exists
How much people are divided. Do they find themselves backed into a corner? In-groups vs out-groups? How polarized is the situation
Level of emotion/emotional commitment
How far has the conflict spread? What are the private/public boundaries?
How many issues/layers/parties are involved?
how each person sees self and the way each sees other party
perceived losses/gains, desired outcome
Social System-based conflicts
too few or too many rules/regulations
Positive Change in Intractibility
Framing: shifts conflict. Internal shifts, responding to external changes, or transformation.
Focuses on retribution.
Tit-for-tat, vengeance, government, communal focus.
Victims/relatives of victim or offender are given a chance to be directly involved in responding to harm.