Institutionalized conflict resolution: Have we come to expect too little?

Nancy A. Welsh, Peter T. Coleman

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Two very different contexts of the conflict resolution field - hostage negotiation and court-connected mediation - do share many similarities, particularly with regard to roles, responsibilities, and techniques. In both contexts, the emphasis is on the short-term "fix," or solution, rather than attention to the underlying reasons for a conflict and long-term societal change. This emphasis, though perhaps changing in the international relations area, permeates much of the institutionalized conflict resolution field and bears further examination by practitioners and researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalNegotiation Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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