Monthly Archives: November 2008

Terrorism & Conflict Resolution as Complex Adaptive Systems:Towards a Shift in Interaction. Part 4

Concluding Remarks So what does this mean for conflict resolution and terrorism in the future? While the implications of conflict resolution are seemingly endless given the fact that conflict is constantly present in human interaction, the opportunity to reframe how … Continue reading

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Terrorism & Conflict Resolution as Complex Adaptive Systems:Towards a Shift in Interaction. Part 3

Power Power and powerlessness are also a factor in this discussion. Mayer points out that “Power is the currency of conflict. Whether its exercise is intentional or not, when people are engaged in conflict, their power is in play. Power … Continue reading

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Terrorism & Conflict Resolution as Complex Adaptive Systems:Towards a Shift in Interaction. Part 2

Interests Maslow’s Hierarchy looks at human interests and organizes them in to categories. Application to terrorism would result in viewing the group and their acts based upon their human interests. Utilizing this viewpoint in terms of substantive, procedural and psychological … Continue reading

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Terrorism &Conflict Resolution as Complex Adaptive Systems:Towards a Shift in Interaction Part 1

“The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war – diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power – and we are … Continue reading

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