Beyond Intractability in Context Blog
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 and opinion articles, "infographics" and reports that help us understand the costs--and hence, urgency -- of the conflict problem, the dynamics that make it so difficult, alternative responses, and innovative success stories about people who have successfully confronted various aspects of the problem in different settings.
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- An exceptionally good explanation of how social networking systems are dominating and warping our view of the world and driving us even further apart. --
- More data on just how politically segregated we have become. Increasingly, all we know about the other side is filtered through inflammatory media. --
- It must be true, we now have data, that shows that all of our troubles have made us less happy. --
- An academic look at another reason why combating racism is so difficult--legal and political difficulties in defining membership boundaries. --
- An in-depth look at the way in which climate change is impacting the Western US. We have to fix our politics so we can deal with problems like this. #mbi_context --
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