Some Geometric Aspects of Conflict Resolution

Casti J (1983). Some Geometric Aspects of Conflict Resolution. IFAC Proceedings Volumes 16 (17): 123-127. DOI:10.1016/S1474-6670(17)61818-4.

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Abstract

Conflict is represented as a binary relationship between the parties to the dispute and the issues generating disagreement. The mathematical framework termed “q-analysis” or polyhedral dynamics”, is employed to associate an abstract geometrical object, a simplicial complex, with any such conflict situation. The geometrical properties of the complex, especially its multidimensional connective structure, is then exploited as an aid toward understanding the multifaceted interactions between participants and issues.

The abstract ideas are applied to an analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conflict resolution; polyhedral dynamics; q-analysis
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 12:03
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14714

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