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Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)

SCICN Papers


Barriers to Dispute Resolution: Reflections on Peacemaking and Relationships between Adversaries
Byron Bland, Brenna Marea Powell and Lee Ross
in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights (2012)
Topics: Relational Barriers, Psychological Barriers, Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland


Relational Barriers: Reflections on Peacemaking
Byron Bland and Lee Ross
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 210 (Aug 2008)
Topics: Relational Barriers


Finding Mandela
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 209 (Apr 2007)
Topics: South Africa


Law, Just War, and the International Fight Against Terrorism: Is It War?
Allen Weiner
In Intervention, Terrorism and Torture (2007)
Topics: Terrorism, International Law


Getting Beyond Cheap Talk: Fruitful Dialogue and Building Productive Working Relationships
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 208 (Jun 2006)
Topics: Northern Ireland, Dialogue/Track Two, Relational Barriers


The Use Of Force and Contemporary Security Threats: Old Medicine for New Ills?
Allen Weiner
in Stanford Law Review (Nov 2006)
Topics: Terrorism, International Law


Creating Positive Facts on the Ground: A Viable Palestinian State
Byron Bland, Lee Ross and Walid Salem
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 207 (Oct 2005)
Topics: Israel/Palestine


Building a Peace Constituency: The Achievement and Implementation of a Peace Agreement in the Middle East
Byron Bland, Brenna Marea Powell and Lee Ross
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 206 (Dec 2004)
Topics: Israel/Palestine


Creating a Political Language for Peace: Grassroots Dialogue Within a Peace Process
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 205 (Nov 2003)
Topics: Northern Ireland, Dialogue/Track Two


Evil Enemies: The Convergence of Religion and Politics
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 204 (May 2003)
Topics: Religion & Conflict


The Post-Troubles Troubles: The Politics of Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 203 (Dec 2001)
Topics: Northern Ireland, Reconciliation


A Tale of Interesting Conversations: Exploring Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 202 (Oct 2001)
Topics: Northern Ireland, Reconciliation


Arms Control without Treaties? Rethinking U.S.-Russian Strategic Negotiations in Light of the Duma-Senate Slowdown
in Treaty Approval
George Bunn and David Holloway
CISAC Working Paper (Feb 1998)
Topics: Arms Control, Cold War


Marching and Rising: The Rituals of Small Differences and Great Violence in Northern Ireland
Byron Bland
SCICN Working Papers Series No. 201 (Nov 1996)
Topics: Northern Ireland, Identity Conflict


Naïve Realism: Implications for Social Conflict and Misunderstanding
Lee Ross and Andrew Ward
SCCN Working Paper No. 48 (May 1995)
Topics: Social Psychology, Psychological Barriers


Barriers to Conflict Resolution


In addition to the above articles, foundational research underlying SCICN's approach to conflict resolution was compiled in the 1995 volume Barriers to Conflict Resolution, edited by Kenneth Arrow, Robert Mnookin, Lee Ross, Amos Tversky and Robert Wilson.

Two selections from that volume are included here:

Barriers to Conflict Resolution, Chapter 2: Reactive Devaluation in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Lee Ross
in Barriers to Conflict Resolution (1995)
Topics: Negotiation, Psychological Barriers

Barriers to Conflict Resolution, Introduction
Robert Mnookin and Lee Ross
in Barriers to Conflict Resolution (1995)
Topics: Negotiation, Psychological Barriers