Seeking Disagreement Success
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If a failure of disagreement is usually some form of polarisation or conflict, what does successful disagreement look like? It's not agreement. It may be some form of recognition that the different interests of antagonists in a dispute require some kind of mutuality. A successful disagreement opens up the complexity of real-life situations and creates space for people to develop their position and options by better understanding people who hold opposing views and maintaining relationships with them. Simon Keyes will outline a new approach to managing conflict within groups based on observing how people behave in polarised situations. These ideas draw on the experience of groupwork at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
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