Shedding Light on Our Dark Side

September 2008
Canada & the World Backgrounder;Sep2008, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p4
The article discusses the root causes of conflict. Former director of Harvard University's Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution Herbert Kelman depicted that the root causes of conflict are unfulfilled or threatened human needs primarily psychological needs including security, identity, and dignity. He added that parties in ethnic conflicts tend to assume a zero-sum relationship between their national identities.


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