12 terms

Intractable Conflict (PPT)

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Intractable Conflict
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
Divisiveness
How much people are divided. Do they find themselves backed into a corner? In-groups vs out-groups? How polarized is the situation
Intensity
Level of emotion/emotional commitment
Pervasiveness
How far has the conflict spread? What are the private/public boundaries?
Complexity
How many issues/layers/parties are involved?
Identity-based conflicts
how each person sees self and the way each sees other party
Issue-based conflicts
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.
Retributive Justice
Focuses on retribution.
Tit-for-tat, vengeance, government, communal focus.
Restorative Justice
Victim-centered Response.
Victims/relatives of victim or offender are given a chance to be directly involved in responding to harm.
Forgiveness.