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Elicitive Conflict Transformation and New Media: In Search for a Common Ground

Advocates of elicitive conflict transformation (ECT) maintain that the parties to a conflict are the most important resource in efforts to render that conflict less violent. According to them, the transformation of the conflict is immanent to the conflict itself. The claim of ECT theorists is that classical conflict resolution has mostly aimed at overcoming a conflict by means of neutral mediation, while conflict transformation is not primarily concerned with terminating a conflict and considers the conflict worker as part of the conflict system. Although ECT is a communication-based model of conflict management and relies on human media, its media-theoretical aspects are not made explicit, raising the question of what role technological media play in the communicative processes that make up ECT techniques. Through an examination of the claimed differences between conflict resolution and conflict transformation, and focusing on the common roots of new media and the elicitive model in systems and cybernetic theory, this paper asks whether any peacebuilding potential of new media could be found in a specific anti-propagandistic quality of distributed technological media. It concludes by looking at any such potential in social media. (author's abstract)

Anmerkungen
Status: Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Sprache
Englisch
Umfang
Seite(n): 4-14
ISSN
2183-2439

Erschienen in
Media and Communication, 4(1)

Bezug (was)
Politikwissenschaft
Publizistische Medien, Journalismus,Verlagswesen
Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Sicherheitspolitik
interaktive, elektronische Medien
internationaler Konflikt
internationale Beziehungen
internationale Politik
Konfliktforschung
Konfliktregelung
Konfliktlösung
Friedensprozess
Mediation
Medientheorie
neue Medien
Digitale Medien
interaktive Medien
Soziale Medien
Konflikttheorie

Beteiligte Personen und Organisationen
Sützl, Wolfgang
Erschienen
2016

Rechteinformation
GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. Bibliothek Köln
Letzte Aktualisierung
24.01.2023, 06:47 MEZ

Objekttyp


  • Zeitschriftenartikel

Beteiligte


  • Sützl, Wolfgang

Entstanden


  • 2016

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