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Solving ConflictsTraditional Approach
Long-term Goal State the intended goal
Traditional Approach“An eye for an eye for an eye for an eye …ends in making everybody blind“ (MahatmaGandhi)One popular method in peacemaking processis “Quid pro quo” meaning “something forsomething”a favor for a favor” or “give andtake”. All meaning are close ancient eye-for-an-eye codes of justice (or mirrorpunishment). This approach is familiar also for“tit for tat” game theory strategy.
Traditional ApproachIn peacemaking there are four traditional waysin which conflicts between two parties arehandled: A wins, B loses; B wins, A loses; the solution is postponed becauseneither A nor B feels ready to end theconflict; a confused compromise is reached,which neither A nor B are happy with.
Traditional ApproachFrom my viewpoint these traditional methods haveat least following shortages: Basically peace deals are made between elite’sand their (game) interests where participants arecalculating are the wins due the peace biggerthan the wins due the war. Many times the process is coercive based to willof outsiders not necessary local needs.
In conclusionFrom my opinion the traditional process willproduce temporary – tactical – solutions and theoutcome is frozen conflict. The best examples ofthese are maybe Bosnia after Dayton and Kosovoafter Ahtisaari’s pseudo talks.
Next Steps of Action Explain the steps that now need to be taken