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Robert Carl Schehr and Dragan Milovanovic

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Conflict Mediation and the Postmodern: Chaos, Catastrophe, and Psychoanalytic Semiotics

Schehr and Milovanovic seek to integrate new scientific approaches into contemporary conflict intervention strategies. The authors critique the dominant conflict resolution models and propose the development of regional conflict management centers. They stress the need to accept the postmodern precept that conflict and instability are normative aspects of social systems and that we must cultivate ways of building complex understandings at the phenomenal, group, and national levels.

theory, psychoanalysis — psychoanalytic semiotics, semiotics — psychoanalytic semiotics, social theory — chaos theory, sociology — catastrophe theory, sociology — chaos theory, sociology — conflict resolution strategies

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 26, No. 1 (1999): 208-232