Power and Conflict Resolution
This paper looks at the issue of power as it relates to conflict resolution, concentrating on the article "Controlled Communication and Conflict Resolution" by Ronald Yalem.
# 118069 | 844 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 31, 2009 in Sociology (General) , International Relations (General) , Political Science (General) , Communication (General)
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In this essay, the writer discusses Ronald Yalem's article, "Controlled Communication and Conflict Resolution" and unpacks the notion of power in contemporary conflict resolution. The writer then shows that while strides have been made, political power still exerts the most influence over communication in these proceedings, and eventually dominates over weaker entities in any diplomatic process. The writer concludes that that in order to review methods of conflict resolution, one must assume that the party with the most political power will end up with the most favorable terms.
From the Paper:"Although measures at diplomatic resolution between states has often been attempted and 'resolved,' the actual decisions made during negotiations generally favored the more powerful party. In this sense, one must understand the notion of compromise. In order to make decisions that are mutually beneficial, both parties are generally forced to make concessions. However, again, the party that can exert the most influence on the proceedings can generally make the least concessions, if any at all. The idea of influence has been disguised in order to maintain a diplomatic veneer, and yet, the pressure that it can exert is immense, especially when involving state to state disputes.
"Lastly, the author discusses the notion of power in terms of communication. Historically, communication served as a mere formality in conflict resolution, where outcomes were generally already decided."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ralem, R.J. "Controlled Communication and Conflict Resolution." Journal of Peace Research, 8(3), 1971.
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