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Abstract

This paper examines the link between dialogue mechanisms and potential outcomes. Using the “Soliya Connect Program” as a case study, I focus specifically on dialogue norms, distinguishing between explicit and implicit norms of dialogue, and examine how these norms shape the dialogue space. My analysis suggests that as dialogue mechanisms, these norms both enable and constrain participants’ comfort in expressing themselves, and thus can significantly affect the outcomes of the dialogue process.

Author Bio(s)

Karen Ross is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy Studies and in Inquiry Methodology at Indiana University. Her work and research focus on conceptual and methodological issues at the nexus of education, peace building, dialogue, and social activism. Email: ross26@indiana.edu

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