Newsletter 13

MBI Newsletter

Newsletter # 13 --  April 26, 2018


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Things YOU Can Do To Help Blog

Conflict Frontiers Seminar

Unit 3: Introduction to Complexity and "Systems Thinking" -- Theoretical Antecedents, continued

  • Hauss's "New Paradigm" -- Intractable conflicts are "wicked problems" that need an entirely new paradigm to deal with, says Chip Hauss. -- April 15, 2018

Unit 4: Moving Toward a Complexity-Oriented Paradigm

Conflict Fundamentals Seminar

Unit 4: Core Factors, Continued

  • Identity Issues -- Identity has long been identified as a driver of intractability. This essay explains why, and what can be done to address these conflicts. -- April 14, 2018
  • Status and power struggles -- Another core driver of intractability--the fight over social status never seems to end, as is discussed in this Fundamentals Post. -- April 15, 2018
  • Power -- Power, also, is more complex than it seems. This explains the difference between power sources, power strategies and when to use what. -- April 16, 2018
  • Oppression -- Written by well-known conflict scholar Morton Deutsch, the entire series is more relevant today than ever. -- April 18, 2018
  • Humiliation -- While commonly used, humiliation is extremely destructive--to its victims, and also, often, to the person or group doing the humiliation as well. -- April 19, 2018

Unit 5: Overlay Factors

  • Fundamentals Unit 5: Conflict Overlay Factors -- Reviewing the concept of core and "overlay" or "complicating factors"--which are explored in detail in the Unit 5 Fundamentals posts. -- April 20, 2018
  • Frames, Framing and Reframing -- An exploration of different kinds of frames that often are found in intractable conflicts, their impact, and strategies for constructive reframing. -- April 21, 2018
  • Process Frames -- An examination of one kind of frame that determines how conflicts are approached. -- April 22, 2018
  • Win/lose and competitive/cooperative framing -- The Fundamentals Seminar examines competitive versus cooperative frames--two other process frames that can get us into trouble. -- April 23, 2018
  • Into-the-Sea Framing -- An extreme extension of win-lose and competitive framing, "into-the-sea" framing is used distressingly often. -- April 25, 2018
  • Identity Frames -- Another post in the framing series--identity frames are powerful determinants of group identification and conflict behavior. -- April 26, 2018


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