De los conflictos complejos: naturaleza, estructura y morfología de los conflictos intratables e imperecederos

Translated title of the contribution: COMPLEX CONFLICTS: NATURE, STRUCTURE AND MORPHOLOGY OF INTRACTABLE AND ENDURING CONFLICTS

Vicente Torrijos Rivera, Andrés Pérez Carvajal

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Abstract

This document analyzes the nature of conflicts, its main structural components and its morphological composition, from the change of perspective (not lineal nor deterministic) proposed by the complexity theories for social sciences. This analysis focuses on the study of intractable conflicts, as a phenomenon in which multiple variables interact dynamically and interdependent of each other, creating a complex system which needs to be approached as a whole and not by its individual components. The objective is to study the morphological composition that makes this type of conflicts uniquely violent, enduring and resistant to a pacific resolution. Based on this, the psychological structure and group identity become the decisive factors on the molding and composition that an intractable conflict acquires. Additionally, it is proposed to increase the complexity of the understanding of "time" as a central variable of intractable conflicts, while explaining the logic that permits the normalization of conflicts and generational transition, using the institutionalization of psychological structures and conflict attractors.
Translated title of the contributionCOMPLEX CONFLICTS: NATURE, STRUCTURE AND MORPHOLOGY OF INTRACTABLE AND ENDURING CONFLICTS
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)119-142
JournalRevista de Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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