The second part of the Frontiers Seminar series explains a new, complexity-oriented strategy for better addressing tough conflict challenges such as those
posed by the left/right divide and the rise of Authoritarian Populism.
Please Support Our Year-End Fundraising Drive
Please help us raise the $10,000 we need to operate and continue to develop BI through the first half of 2019.
Identifying Underlying Causes
|According to Chester Crocker, an important part of conflict assessment is analyzing the underlying sources of conflict.|
|Sarah Cobb suggests that neither unmet needs nor scare resources fully account for the underlying causes of conflict.|
|Kevin Avruch suggests that cultural differences sometimes obfuscate the true motives that are driving conflict.|
|Frank Dukes, an environmental mediator, observes that the presenting problem is seldom the real problem.|
|Peter Coleman describes five different metaphors or ways of defining what intractable conflicts are all about.|
Particular Underlying Causes
|Roy Lewicki describes how incompatible frames can lead to intractable conflicts.|
|Brazilian economist Olympio Barbanti discusses how development efforts have caused conflict in the Brazilian Amazon.|
|Jayne Docherty suggests that resolving conflicts among parties with fundamentally different world views is extremely difficult.|
|Suzanne Ghais, Program manager at CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado, focusing only on resolution will be inadequate in situations where ongoing relationships are a component of conflict. She stresses the importance of relationship management.|