Syllabus WDW152 Tuesday Section

Syllabus WDW152 Tuesday Section

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Unformatted text preview: PO Box 1016 Chatswood NSW 2057 Australia. Ph. 61 2 9419 8500. Fax 61 2 9413 1148. Email: [email protected] . Web: 11 Final Essay - Analyzing the Structure of a Conflict and Potential for Resolution (due seminar 9) This is a 6- page, double- spaced assignment. This page count does not include a title page or bibliography – although both title page and bibliography are required. This final essay examines in detail the structure and dynamics of your selected conflict. Use the same case selected for the mapping exercise. The final essay should lead with a clear thesis that captures the main point the student will advance and follow the roadmap provided by these 7 questions: 1. Issue: What is the main issue at stake in this conflict? Briefly (one paragraph) define what is the conflict. 2. Context: What is the context in which the conflict develops? Gather information about the history of the conflict and its physical and organizational settings. Conflict does not emerge in a vacuum. Sometimes one conflict is nested within another. Do not over extend this description, 2- 3 paragraphs should be sufficient. 3. Causes: What are the conflict’s causes? It is not always possible to distinguish a cause of a conflict from a consequence. In fact, as a conflict emerges, cause and consequence tend to blend. Hostility might be a consequence of one phase of a conflict and a cause of the next. Perceived goals and interests incompatibility is perhaps the most basic cause of social conflict. Identity defense is also common, particularly in the contemporary world where group awareness and rights have assumed high visibility. Cultural differences and particularly language are sources of separateness and difference. They create a sense of self and self- defense, which is probably a key motive for conflict. 4. Main parties: Who are the main parties and what is their involvement? Parties in a conflict differ in the directness of their involvement and the importance of its outcome for them. Primary parties are those who oppose one another, are using fighting behavior, and have a direct stake in the outcome of the conflict. Secondary parties have an indirect stake in the outcome. They are often allies or sympath...
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