Conflict Transformation and Homodiplomacy

  • Costas M. Constantinou


In the literature of international relations, the term “conflict transformation”has emerged over the last couple of decades in parallel with the more established term “conflict resolution”. The two are not antithetical and the notion of transformation is often presented as a stepping-stone to resolution, especially in the case of protracted conflicts, and even as a path to peace transformation (Galtung, 2000). Transformation implies that conflict continues to occur but takes a radically different form than before, entering a more constructive mode. For example, it can move from violent to post-violent conflict, or from cold peace to transitional peace settlement and a new constitutional state of affairs, where conflict may still persist in the broad sense of the incompatibility of positions between subjects, yet where conflict relationships, interests and discourses maybe transformed (Miall, 2001, p. 4).


International Relation Public Diplomacy Political Marketing Power Domination Conflict Transformation 
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