Conflict Mapping Tool.
Another consideration for the
Campaign is an analysis tool for "conflict" situations.
Conflict mapping is a term used to describe the process of developing
a "conflict management" program for a complex conflict
situation. The passage of this legislation can be considered
as a complex conflict situation involving many stakeholders - including
of course the two dominant political parties. A
Conflict Map is a detailed list of items to consider when managing
a complex conflict situation. Researchers have developed numerous
conflict management strategies. A compilation of strategies
of several well known experts was published by L.
Shay Bright and has been adapted for use here. Ms.
Bright's "Map" identifies six basic areas of emphasis:
These activities are described in further detail and presented in an "expandable" outline format as an online Conflict Mapping Tool.
It can be envisioned how online Conflict Mapping Tools could be developed (with appropriate password protection) and combined with commercial collaboration tools such as Macromedia Breeze™ or Microsoft NetMeeting™ and Project™ to assist members of large Conflict Intervention Programs.
The above Conflict Map is provided for illustration purposes. Each "expert" has her/his own unique approach, so there are probably as many "Conflict Maps" as there are practitioners.