Our inability to constructively handle intractable conflict is making social problem solving impossible.  
Find out more about the problem and how Beyond Intractability can help you help address it.

Beyond Intractability Knowledge Base

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An extensive collection of resources covering the destructive dynamics of intractable conflict, strategies for limiting those dynamics, and techniques for more wisely and equitably resolving disputes.

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This blog contains posts highlighting things everyone--not just powerful people, not just important or rich people--but everyone of us--can do to help limit the dynamics that lead to destructive and intractable conflicts. 

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Visit briefly, follow, or join our Conflict Frontiers Massive Open Online Seminar (MOOS) to explore and discuss strategies for more constructively addressing the many challenges of the large-scale, complex, intractable conflicts that threaten contemporary society. 

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Brief readings and videos which highlight the conflict and peacebuilding field's fundamental building blocks – ideas which help address both "tractable" and intractable conflicts more effectively. 

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  • Oppression and Conflict: Introduction
    This intro to a 6-essay series focuses on the causes and impacts of oppression and how it can be overcome.
  • Power
    If power were one-dimensional, we could agree who has more and who has less. But we are often surprised at how power struggles come out.
  • Social Status
    Social status is intrinsically linked with ideas of power, humiliation, dignity and hierarchy--all of which drive conflict.
  • Moral or Value Conflicts
    Moral and value conflicts often become intractable, as neither side is willing to compromise their deeply-held beliefs.

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Beyond Intractability's efforts to promote more constructive approaches to conflict occur within the larger context of efforts to promote wise and equitable solutions to a broad range of social problems. This blog highlights readable news articles that help us understand the big picture.  

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Many other people are doing important and interesting things in an effort to move beyond intractability-in theory and in practice, in different locations and on different conflicts.  Please share what you are doing here so we can all learn from each other. 

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