Ethical Theories and Conflict Resolution

Ethics, which has its history from the Greek word ethika, has to do with norms, custom and behaviour of humans if they are to function in an organized and well-ordered society devoid of conflicts. Let us examine some key ethical theories and how those theories attempt to resolve conflicts amongst humans. Utilitarianism The proponent of … Read more

The Theory of Conflict

Conflict theories are perspectives in social science which emphasize the social, political or material inequality of a social group, which critique the broad socio-political system, or which otherwise detract from structural functionalism and ideological conservatism. Conflict theories draw attention to power differentials, such as class conflict, and generally contrast historically dominant ideologies. Certain conflict theories … Read more

Understanding the Concept of Conflict

What is Conflict? Conflict, simplistically, could mean different things but with central themes like: to fight, battle, contend; to be antagonistic, incompatible or contradictory; be in opposition, clash, sharp disagreement or opposition as of interests, ideas, etc. It may mean an emotional disturbance resulting from a clash of opposing impulses. The Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary … Read more