ERIC Number: ED372000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict-Mitigation: Philosophy & Methodology. Peace Education Miniprints No. 56.
Conflict-mitigation is a concept and methodology that emphasizes a broad societal understanding of conflicts obtained mainly through in-depth interviewing with many and varied actors. Developed through the work by the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), the conflict-mitigation process is intended to serve a number of purposes: (1) enable the parties to solve conflicts themselves to the largest extent possible; (2) serve as early warning, preventive diplomacy, and multi-track diplomacy; (3) understand better the peace-making potential of civil society; (4) help not only the conflicting parties but the international community through an open and open-ended process; (5) work with drafts or interim reports that the conflicting parties are invited to comment on; and (6) lead to an informal third party role in some cases. The practice of conflict-mitigation section follows the purposes and describes interviews, analysis, and reports. A list of 21 directions that the TFF and other parties can take provide suggestions for where conflict-mitigation can lead. Eighteen conflict mitigation principles show what the TFF adheres to in its work and what it tries to help others learn. (CK)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Methods Research, Peace, Philosophy, Problem Solving
R & D Group "Preparedness for Peace", School of Education, Box 23501, S-200 45 Malmo, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.