Insight on conflict

Insight on conflict

Insight: conflict antiquities

Read about (and contribute to) the Constructive Conflict Initiative and its related Blog, which is an attempt to bring together what we know about how to move past our hyperpolarized politics and start solving society’s problems.
Transforming Conflict By Insight is a practical guide to conflict resolution based on Bernard Lonergan’s Insight Theory philosophy. When confronted with a conflict story, Cheryl Picard and Kenneth Melchin concentrate on the positions of learning, emotions, and beliefs. The underlying concept is to learn not only “from” but also “in” conflict. The aim of the writers is to transform disruptive, violent conflict into a positive learning experience. The key impediment to conflict resolution posed in this book is the parties’ sense of danger. With the aid of observations, the writers hope to get past this feeling.
The first chapter focuses on the various ways in which society deals with conflicts and how resolving conflicts will impact us. Picard and Melchin outline three “Snapshots,” which seem to be overarching themes that are further broken down into two methods for resolving disputes within society. Everyday Dispute is the title of the first “Snapshot.” The authors compare the positions of adjudication and mediation in this “Snapshot.” The authors emphasize the distinctions between adjudication and mediation, such as adjudication’s structured, authoritative, win-lose side vs mediation’s consensual, neutral, facilitating side. All of these techniques are used to learn about and settle real disputes, but in different ways.

Adhd and conflict: an insight

Conflict results from a conflict in which the parties concerned perceive a threat to their desires, interests, or concerns in its most basic form. There are many significant understandings that emerge from this simple framework.
It is known that the positions of the two (or more) parties involved in the dispute vary to some extent. True disagreement and perceived disagreement, on the other hand, are usually somewhat different. In reality, conflict is often followed by a high degree of confusion, which exaggerates the apparent disagreement.
If this happens, whether it’s between two workers, two work groups, or within a family, all subsequent interactions will be clouded by preconceived notions that paint the other party(s) in a negative light. We can solve the right issues and manage the true needs of the parties if we can consider the true areas of conflict.
Any seasoned dispute-resolution professional will inform you that the situation that arose to the surface and culminated in the conflict is actually a bi-product of some deeper form of anger, fear, and/or confusion from the past for those parties involved in a disagreement. Each subsequent interaction between the parties was perceived through the eyes of individuals with a preconceived prejudice (or perception) from the point of that first interaction in the past, which sadly only contributed to the anxiety, anger, and/or confusion.

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The insight approach to conflict resolution and insight mediation is focused on a relational view of the world, in which people are connected through cultures, beliefs, religions, families, and relationships. The insight approach to conflict resolution suggests that participants must learn about themselves and the other parties involved in the conflict in order for it to be resolved in a constructive and long-term manner. The insight mediator’s job is to make this learning process easier.
Learning about what matters to us and others, why it matters, and how it is threatened causes parties to become less “certain” about each other’s intent to hurt.
This “uncertainty” creates the excitement required to participate in a dialogue that contributes to collective decision-making. These new insights assist parties in relocating the dispute to new ground and opening up new avenues for improvement. These learning moments reflect shifts in viewpoints and perceptions that break through existing negative contact habits, leading the parties’ interaction in new directions that allow for not only resolution but also healing and reconciliation.

Insight on conflict

With the international community becoming increasingly concerned about piracy, extremism, and instability in Somalia, our online resource Insight on Conflict has added a new Somalia section to highlight the capacity of local organizations to promote peace in the country.
Somalia, a failed state since its central government collapsed in 1991, is the newest addition to our site, which now includes profiles for 20 conflicts and highlights what organizations in these areas are doing to resolve their own issues.
Pirates in Somalia have raised more than £160 million in ransoms in the last five years, and the militant organization al-Shabaab is now directly linked to Al-Qaida. The UK government hosted the London Conference on Somalia in February, which was attended by heads of state and the United Nations. Peace Direct attended a pre-conference meeting of NGOs arranged by the government to discuss what can be achieved.
In February, the first British ambassador to Somalia in 21 years was appointed, demonstrating the country’s importance on the political agenda. Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the nomination, saying:

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