Category: Politics

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 10: Tamsin Parnell on Discourse and Division author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 10: Tamsin Parnell on Discourse and Division

In this episode, Laura interviews Tamsin Parnell, a linguistics researcher whose doctoral work focuses on identities, discourses, and division around...

By Tamsin Parnell, Laura May
Bob Bordone on Reducing Political Polarization author.

Bob Bordone on Reducing Political Polarization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvVjpc5xMRk With the United States mid-term election coming up, I've been thinking quite a bit about political polarization and what...

By Bob Bordone
The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion author.

The Hyper-Polarization Challenge to the Conflict Resolution Field: An Online Discussion

You are invited to participate in and contribute to an online discussion of how those with conflict resolution and peacebuilding...

By Guy and Heidi Burgess
Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 8: Professor Aleksandra Cichocka author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast Episode 8: Professor Aleksandra Cichocka

In this episode, Laura interviews Professor Aleksandra Cichocka, Professor of Political Psychology at the University of Kent School of Psychology....

By Aleksandra Cichocka, Laura May
Mediators Help Save the Economy author.

Mediators Help Save the Economy

Originally published on Indisputably The news media have a well-known bad-news bias.  If something bad is happening or – better...

By John Lande
How Can We Reduce Hyper-Polarization? author.

How Can We Reduce Hyper-Polarization?

Heidi and Guy Burgess have long focused on how society – and our field – can deal with intractable conflicts. ...

By John Lande
A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’ author.

A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a...

By John Lande
Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World author.

Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
IS THE WORLD REALLY FALLING APART, OR DOES IT JUST FEEL THAT WAY? author.

IS THE WORLD REALLY FALLING APART, OR DOES IT JUST FEEL THAT WAY?

That’s the title of an article by New York Times reporter Max Fisher.  He summarizes, “By most measures – with one glaring...

By John Lande
Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law author.

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law

Every ending is just a new beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mediators inhabit this strange world...

By Greg Rooney
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Moving from Elder Frustration to Family Redemption: Book Review author.

Moving from Elder Frustration to Family Redemption: Book Review

Elder Frustration The term “elder frustration” is used to describe frustration that adult children, caregivers and sometimes professionals experience when...

By Nicole Lance, JD, CSA
Mediation and the Evolution of Democracy: Inventing Interest-Based Responses to Lying, Demagoguery, and Fascism author.

Mediation and the Evolution of Democracy: Inventing Interest-Based Responses to Lying, Demagoguery, and Fascism

“[I]t was impossible to have a proper grasp of humanitarianism, culture, and democracy if one endorsed [the Nazi] conception, or...

By Kenneth Cloke
Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics author.

Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics

“In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics.”  All issues are political issues, and politics...

By Kenneth Cloke
Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation author.

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation             Chair: Tara Ollapally Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike, Bruce...

By Tara Ollapally
Insurrection, Demagoguery, and the Mediation of Political Conflicts author.

Insurrection, Demagoguery, and the Mediation of Political Conflicts

“[Partisan demagoguery] agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments...

By Kenneth Cloke
10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving author.

10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving

We have taken democracy for granted, and allowed it to be undermined and chipped away by elected officials, for whom...

By Kenneth Cloke
The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next? author.

The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next?

“Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to...

By Kenneth Cloke
Healing and Civility –  What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides author.

Healing and Civility – What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides

First published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com/opinion) on Dec. 11, 2020.Even after the election results are finalized and the...

By Robert Baruch Bush, Thomas Wahlrab
How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict? author.

How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict?

Reprinted from the article here.The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history. Right against left,...

By Sean Gander
How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments author.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated. What’s interesting is...

By Kwame Christian
Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public? author.

Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public?

Globally, as waves of nationalism and existentialism begin to unsettle democratic institutions, as ideologies driven by hatred conspire to digitally...

By A. J. Jawad, Jonathan Rodrigues
Mediation, Neutrality, Political Conflicts, and the 2020 Elections author.

Mediation, Neutrality, Political Conflicts, and the 2020 Elections

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”    Martin Luther King, Jr....

By Kenneth Cloke
The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes author.

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

From Pollack Peacebuilding BlogBackground & Theory: Democracy allows for people of different beliefs to resolve their differences peacefully, often requiring...

By Noah Shaw
Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office author.

Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. The Tragedy of Social Learning When the Learning is Anti-Social It is always...

By Peter T. Coleman
Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals author.

Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. In Getting Disputes Resolved (Ury, Brett, and Goldberg 1988), we pointed out that...

By Stephen Goldberg
Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era author.

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. Introduction The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed...

By Susan Podziba
What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump? author.

What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump?

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library.Trump’s Advice to Negotiators In his earlier career, Donald Trump was a successful builder...

By Dean Pruitt
Review Essay: Transactional Man: Teaching Negotiation Strategy in the Age of Trump author.

Review Essay: Transactional Man: Teaching Negotiation Strategy in the Age of Trump

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library.Review of Martin E. Latz. "The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How...

By G. Richard Shell
The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 3 author.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 3

Read the 2nd part in the series here:Disgust and fear are primary affects for the right, while a benign sense...

By Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama

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