Conflict management includes the prevention, limitation, resolution or transformation of conflicts through the use of non-violent techniques. This can involve:
- preventing conflicts from breaking out or escalating
- stopping or reducing the amount of violence by parties engaged in conflict
- helping the parties deal with the immediate or root causes of the conflict, as well as the consequences of violence
The following table describes some facets of conflict management.
|Conflict resolution||Involves assisting in the termination of conflicts by finding solutions to them|
|Conflict settlement||May involve changing the behavior of parties in conflict without resolution of their differences|
|Conflict transformation||Goes beyond seeking the termination of a specific conflict in order to resolve the underlying issues in a deep-rooted conflict|