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Presentation/slideshow: Solving conflicts - Traditional approach by Ari Rusila

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  1. 1. Solving ConflictsTraditional Approach
  2. 2. Tradition“An eye for an eye for an eye for an eye … ends in makingeverybody blind“ (Mahatma Gandhi)One popular method in peacemaking process is “Quid pro quo”meaning “something for something”a favor for a favor” or “giveand take”. All meaning are close ancient eye-for-an-eye codes ofjustice (or mirror punishment). This approach is familiar also for“tit for tat” game theory strategy.
  3. 3. Traditional ApproachIn traditional peacemaking there are four traditional ways in whichconflicts between two parties are handled:A wins, B loses;B wins, A loses;the solution is postponed because neither A nor B feels ready toend the conflict;a confused compromise is reached, which neither A nor B arehappy with.
  4. 4. Traditional ApproachFrom my viewpoint these traditional methods have at leastfollowing shortages:Basically peace deals are made between elite’s and their (game)interests where participants are calculating are the wins due thepeace bigger than the wins due the war.Many times the process is coercive based to will of outsiders notnecessary local needs.
  5. 5. In conclusionFrom my opinion the traditional process will produce temporary –tactical – solutions and the outcome is frozen conflict. The bestexamples of these are maybe Bosnia after Dayton and Kosovoafter Ahtisaari’s pseudo talks.
  6. 6. Next Steps of ActionExplain the steps that now need to be taken for Action
  7. 7. Next Steps of ActionExplain the steps that now need to be taken for Action