Máire A. Dugan

Máire A. Dugan
Majlie de Puy Kamp comes from the Netherlands and is close to completing her Masters of Dispute Resolution at the Straus Institute.

Threats: The Use of Threat – Part 2

Louis Kriesberg offers a succinct definition that captures the essence of coercive power: "Coercion involves trying to make the other side yield by reason of fear or actual force."[8] When he refers to fear, he is referring to threat; we feel threatened when...

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Threats: Coercive Power – Part 1

In most treatments of power, this chapter would form the entire discussion. Coercion and force are often used as synonyms of power, and all too often are seen as the only type of power.Hans Morgenthau offers a definition that is representative of the...

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Persuasion: Limitations of Persuasion

Part 5 of a Series on Persuasion Persuasion is a cost-effective way of approaching many conflicts. It does not require weapons or high-tech (and high-cost) research. When it works, therefore, it is a great boon. The protagonist has gotten his counterpart to change her...

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Persuasion: Types of Appeals

Part 4 of a Series on Persuasion Kriesberg refers to appeals to common values and norms. Such appeals are often referred to as appeals to conscience. Appeals may also be made to the other's emotions or to data and logic.Appeals to ConscienceIn an appeal to...

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Persuasion: Strategies of Persuasion

Part 3 of a Series on Persuasion While each of these principles is supported by both systematic and anecdotal evidence, it is not always clear how one might utilize the principles in a particular relationship or encounter. Louis Kriesberg [1] suggests five ways in...

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Persuasion: Principals of Persuasion

Part 2 of a Series on Persuasion Social-influence scholars have developed a variety of ways of categorizing the mechanisms through which people persuade others to change their behavior. Robert B. Cialdini's Influence: Science and Practice is one such...

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Persuasion: A Definition

Part 1 of a Series on Persuasion Faced with an adversary who is doing something we do not like, or who is not doing something we wish to have done, persuasion can be an invaluable tool. Though "power" is generally considered to be coercion or force, persuasion can be...

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