Frame changes and the management of intractable conflicts

Deborah Shmueli, Michael Elliott, Sanda Kaufman

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Frames play an important role in intractable conflict. As lenses through which disputants interpret conflicts, divergent frames limit the clarity of communication and the quality of information and encourage escalation. These frames, embedded in personal, social, and institutional roles, are often quite stable over time. Yet in some intractable conflicts, reframing interventions have contributed to tractability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalConflict Resolution Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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