The Transcend Method in Conflict Mediation Across Levels
The TRANSCEND approach to peace is inspired by the medical approach to health, based on Diagnosis-Prognosis-Therapy. The method is dialogues with all parties and parties inside parties, high up, low down and side wards, to map the conflict in terms of parties and their goals, to explore the legitimacy of the goals using law, human right and basic needs, and then to go for the overarching bridge between legitimate goals to some new reality accommodating all parties in the sense that they find that outcome preferable to the alternatives: imposing one party-goal over the others (‘winning’), a bland compromise, or just doing nothing.
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