Previous Chapter Chapter 1: Conflict and Dialogue in a Negotiated World Next Chapter
Chapter 1: Conflict and Dialogue in a Negotiated World
“[Peace is] the optimal outcome of conflict, and a necessary condition of civilization.”
“Negotiation is a test of the self.”
Typically, we all bring to a discussion about conflict a number of preconceptions representative of our lived experience. They are true for us, but sometimes they are quite limiting. Specifically, we often realize that conflict is a difficult, complex, and frequently mismanaged process in the world around us. We may also feel uncomfortable about and even afraid of conflict. For a variety of reasons, we are more likely to experience the results of avoidance, aggression, and compromise than we are to see the results of increased understanding through ...