The Effectiveness of Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in Localized Contexts

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 56(1) SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 3-28
By Lundy, Brandon D., Collette, Tyler L., Downs, J. Taylor


OCM subjects associated with indigenous conflict management (ICM) approaches are distinct from OCM subjects associated with non-ICM approaches.


ICM approaches were proxied by 20 OCM subjects that the authors felt best represented these approaches, based on previous research. 14 OCM subjects were selected for non-ICM approaches in the same way. The authors ran this analysis to ensure that the subjects they had picked indeed represented two unique approaches to conflict management. The subjects clustered as expected, with the exception of the OCM subject "Peacemaking" (728), which had been included as a proxy of non-ICM approaches to conflict. The authors explained this by saying that peacemaking is often associated with formal restorative or transformative justice, which shares many attributes with ICM.


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