Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thomas Matyók, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
Cathryne L. Schmitz, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Conflict is inherently messy, and today those analyzing conflicts are confronted with an incredible number of problems that resist resolution. Chaos, ambiguity, and contradiction are routine. The vast majority of today’s social conflicts can be characterized as “wicked problems,” meaning they are a combination of ill-defined questions and multiple possible responses.[1] Simple answers are rarely sufficient to address the dynamics of modern struggle.

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InterAgency Journal(5)2, 14-24
Language: English
Date: 2014
Conflict Analysis, Peacebuilding

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