International Negotiation 2: 381–407, 1997. 381 c 1997 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. Designing a Collective Approach to Peace: Interactive Design and Problem-Solving Workshops with Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot Communities in Cyprus BENJAMIN J. BROOME Department of Communication, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MS 3D6, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA Abstract. A series of problem-solving workshops, facilitated by the author utilizing the “inter- active management” design process, was held in Cyprus over a nine-month period with a bi-communal group of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Participants addressed peace- building efforts in Cyprus during three phases of group work in which they (a) explored the current situation surrounding such efforts, (b) developed a collective vision for the future, and (c) created an integrated set of activities that they would lead over the next two to three years. The process and the products from the group work are described, and personal reflections are offered about the context for the training, cultural considerations, political and practical difficulties, the impact of the workshops, and an evaluation of the training. Key words: Cyprus conflict, interactive management, interactive problem solving, peacebuild- ing Background Over its long history, Cyprus has rarely been free from
International Negotiation – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1997
Keywords: interactive management; interactive problem solving; peacebuilding; Cyprus conflict
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