Conflicts Essays

Media, Ethnic and Ethno National Conflicts

Lewis (2001) points out that the basis for ethnic and ethno-national sentiments are not just a matter of traditional hatreds, but there should also be effort to understand what cultivates these sentiments. Media portrayal has become one of the social communications. Thus, Hossein-Zadeh (2005) considers it a major vehicle of the opinions regarding the issue. Some of the major reasons that he believes that the media’s approach in presenting events and issues is centered on its personal motivations, lack of…

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Cross Cultural Values and Conflicts

The modern society is made up of different cultures which are constantly interacting with each other. This interaction helps in the enrichment of the society. However, it is also the cause of intercultural tensions that have been witnessed in many countries such as the United States. Intercultural conflicts may take different forms. This might lead to problems in different communities and fuel high levels of hatred and confrontation. It is a known fact that cultures differ from one community to…

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Ideological Conflict

To a large extent, ideology is like a religion: it symbolizes and intensifies conflicts between groups and states more than it causes them. Ideologies have a somewhat weaker hold on core values and absolute truth than religions do, so they pose a somewhat fewer problems for the international system. For realist, ideological differences among states do not matter much, because all members of the international system pursue their national interests in the context of relatively fluid alliances. For example, the…

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Conflicts Stimulate Maturity

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima is the first in a trilogy relating the trials and tribulations encountered as an adolescent in New Mexico. Many consider it to be “classic” Chicano fiction in that it portrays New Mexican traditions and lifestyles the average reader had most likely never encountered while transcending a mere portrait of the southwest by representing Antonio’s rites of passage into maturity in a manner to which nearly anyone can relate (University of New Mexico). The reader follows…

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Without Conflcit There Cannot Be Change

Conflict is very much existent in society and alway has been. There are many types of conflict that can be small and trivial, and some that are extreme and lead to injury or death. Conflict usually can involve ones inner-self, two or more people, different social classes or cultures or two groups of people. In the result or end of conflict, the outcome is often a change in the society in which the conflict concerns. In many cases without the…

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Legalization of Doctor Assisted Suicide

In the recent year physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has been the interest of many scholars in sociology, ethical philosophy and criminology. In this regard, euthanasia from etymological meaning from Greek means “good death” However, Sutherland, (2005) refers to euthanasia as the practice of ending a life in a painless manner. The mode of ending life can be classified as euthanasia by consent. In this form, the euthanasia can be conducted with the patient’s consent or voluntary, while it can also…

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Value Conflicts

Looking at the article “Charge it to our children” written by Thomas L. Friedman, the obvious value conflict is monetary. Which is valued more, saving money in taxes, or pay for a war? However that question gives rise to another, more detrimental conflict… should we even be fighting the war in Iraq? Many supporters of the war see no reason we shouldn’t pay for it, moreover the opposition undoubtedly feels they shouldn’t pay for something they don’t agree with. Friedman…

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Communication and Conflict

Communication is important, as it is the medium of conveying message, forming the first interface in method of conflict resolution. Communication is almost always within the context of culture, and culture determines the significance of words as well as gestures and non-verbal expressions, affording people with choices of high context or low context communication, depending upon their cultural maturity and ability to handle multi-culturalism and accommodate a range of opinions and ideas other than those familiar to them (Grosse, 2002)….

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Peace – from What Source._

On 28 June 1914 a hand grenade was rolled beneath a car travelling in a motorcade in the city of Sarajevo in Yugoslavia. The grenade missed its intended target and exploded beneath the following car, injuring several people. The first car continued on its way and the occupants attended a welcome ceremony at the Sarajevo Town Hall. Just a short time later, the VIPs from the first car decided to visit the injured ones who had been taken to the…

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