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Mediating Across DifferenceOceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution$
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Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824834593

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.001.0001

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Postcolonial Conflict Resolution

Postcolonial Conflict Resolution

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(p.19) Chapter 1 Postcolonial Conflict Resolution
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Mediating Across Difference
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Morgan Brigg

Roland Bleiker

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0002

This chapter discusses why and with what consequences prevailing approaches to conflict resolution have neglected to engage many local traditions. Addressing the question of colonialism in more detail, the chapter argues for actively embracing difference in our efforts to know and address contemporary conflict. It then identifies seven themes — points of contention that cut across different approaches to conflict resolution, which readers can use as a lens for reading the following chapters. These themes include tensions such as those between the place of reason and emotion in conflict resolution, and the relationship between individuals and society. However, the chapter contends that highlighting such points of contention is not to draw a stark line between West and East or to suggest that one set of traditions is superior to the other; rather, processes of globalisation have merely rendered cultural boundaries porous.

Keywords:   colonialism, contemporary conflicts, globalisation, cultural boundaries, local traditions, conflict resolution

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