Framing Intractable Conflicts

Peter Coleman

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia

Interviewed by Julian Portilla, 2003

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And there are other kinds of decisions like whether or not the conflict is framed as a problem or in more of a promotive way as an ideal situation that you to create. So do you approach intractable conflicts as problems to be solved, or do you approach them as the need to create a vision for the future which is like what Elise Boulding would do in the future imaging stuff. Those are important distinctions and they have an impact on the system...