The editors of this special issue have articulated many dilemmas facing workers in the fields of conflict analysis and resolution. One way they characterize the difficulties, described by Arthur Koestler , is balancing between spiritually-directed, but socially ineffective activism like that of a Yogi or acting like a Commissar disregarding the means used in order to achieve desirable socioeconomic transformations. This matter is often argued . Some people assert that a wellmeaning person's actions often result in undesired effects, while the person ready to act brutally provides widespread benefits. On the other hand, others argue that acting harshly in order to produce good results is doomed to fail and have ill effects.
conflict resolution, morality, problem-solving conflict resolution, truth
"On Advancing Truth and Morality in Conflict Resolution,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 6:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol6/iss1/2