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Theoretical and Philosophical
Foundations For Understanding
Conflict and Violence



Do you know, I said, that governments vary as the dispositions of men vary, and that there must be as many of the one as there are of the other? For we cannot suppose that States are made of "oak and rock," and not out of the human natures which are in them, and which in a figure turn the scale and draw other things after them?
----Plato, The Republic


CONTENTS


Psychological Field of Behavioral Alternatives
A PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE [10]

FIELD THEORIES [10]

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FIELD [10]

Status DistancesTHE SOCIAL FIELD [11]

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL FIELD [13]


The figure in the upper right is discussed in Chapter 29 of Understanding Conflict and War: Vol. 1: The Dynamic Psychological Field. The figures adjacent to the social field section are discussed in Chapter 17 of Understanding Conflict and War: Vol. 2: The Conflict Helix.
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