Benefits of Conflict

 

Benefits of Conflict
Louis Kriesberg talks about the development of the field and his work in it, focusing for one, on the understanding that conflicts can have benefits as well as costs.
Paul Wehr suggests that a central goal of the conflict resolution movement is to make conflict harmless.
Peter Coleman describes how an abortion dialogue in Boston had its genesis in a shooting.
The third side can help prevent violence, but it does not resolve the conflict, cautions William Ury. Rather it provides a "container" in which the "lead of destructive conflict" is turned into the "gold of constructive confrontation."