Conflict Resolution

Encompassing the variety of methods which seek justice through cooperative, inclusive processes. Justice sought in this manner attempts to re-balance and repair individual and community relationships.
The Gadaa system is an indigenous egalitarian democratic system being practiced among the Oromo nation of East Africa for the last six hundred years. Among other structural elements of Gadaa system is its legislative body commonly known as Gadaa General Assembly. The assembly takes place under a sycamore tree -...
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Micro-utopias are temporary manifestations of an ideal civic culture where participants test an aspirational political concept, process or social interaction.
Open Space Technology is a broad and deliberately vague method of collaborative discussion or problem solving. Organized around a specific problem or theme, OST events begin with no set agenda and instead unfold organically.
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The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is an adaptive planning framework utilized by local governments and NGOs around the world to collaboratively and systematically conserve flora and fauna.
This article discusses the use of People's Parleys - a form of town hall meeting organized by the Justice Development and Peace Commission, a faith-based organization in Nigeria.
Consensus forums are similar to consensus conferences but differ in the number of participants actively involved in the decision making process. The forum setting brings together a diverse range of citizens who work in small groups to develop common points of agreements around an issue.
The Station Rounds technique can be used in different deliberative contexts as a way of visualizing both the number of available options to address each issue and the level of consensus among people's preferences for each option.
Developed by Dr. Edward de Bono, the Six Thinking Hats technique allows participants to approach a discussion from multiple points of view.
Note: the following article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition "Empathic listening (also called active listening or reflective listening) is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust." Source: Richard Salem, "Empathetic Listening". http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/empathic-listening Problems and Purpose History For a...
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