It often differs from person to person, group to group, cultural background to cultural background or between and among nations. Conflicts are also tensions situations in which people that are dependent upon one another attempt to reach incompatible objectives or to implement differing action plans2. Conflict can be caused by various reasons such as; Differences in values, beliefs, perceptions, or opinions, individual clashes, lack of cooperation, lack of trust, authority issues and competition for limited resources etc. Also, developments embedded in the internal structures of one or more clashing countries often leads to conflict while a change in this structure might lead to the end of this conflicts or their recurrence. Territorial claims, ideology, colonialism, nationalism, religion and natural resources have been the main sources of conflict throughout the world while the causes
Thus, the existing literatures claimed that multi-ethnic states are more prone to ethnic conflict than homogeneous states. However, it does not mean that ethnic diversity by itself is a source of ethnic conflict. Ethnic differences lead to ethnic conflict when ethnic differences are politicized for personal or group interests. In the contemporary world, ethnic diversity leads to ethnic conflict when ethnic identities are constructed and instrumentalized by different actors. Indeed, the more the society is divided along ethnic lines the more vulnerable to ethnic mobilizations and ethnic conflict.
Polarization of cultures in numerous parts of the world seems to indicate that the worldview of accepting the right for each and every culture to co-exist is erroneous and failing. While some might claim that due to cultural conflicts observed in the rising dissent in numerous nations and problems caused by migrants, multiculturalism is observed to fail. However, this paper will show that not only are those claims false, multiculturalism is integral in reaching the solution to cultural conflicts, though not the solution itself. Multiculturalism or the perception of accepting that each individual can have their own form of culture, and while there are similarities, there are also fundamental differences. Closely intertwined with this perception
The American Heritage College Dictionary defined Racism as the belief that race determines the human character and the human ability. To me, racism is done or committed when one believes that one race is superior to other races. It brings division to races because of the issues and conflicts on who is to be the one who is superior and who is the one to be inferior. Racism in the form of discrimination is still grows and prevails in the society today. According to Avila (2014), the separation of people through a social division into some aspects for the purpose of discrimination but are not necessarily related to races is considered as Racial Discrimination.
It’s a simple question that people have a lengthy complicated answer for. In simple terms racism is an excessive amount of hatred for a minimum reason. You may not think of it as much when you insult someone based on colour,religion, or culture but for them it may feel hurtful , for them it may feel like they don’t belong in this little community they may see faults in themselves when really it’s not them. Rather than showing a little fundamental of caring people choose to discriminate and victimise people, all which leads me to the question why? Why do people choose to do
Integrity cannot be defined, as it is subjective just as happiness, sadness, and even love. How integrity is defined in one country can differ immensely in another, just consider our national conflicts today. But now let’s define civility. One could define civility as the adherence to laws, or possibly social norms. Now, what if we take that definition even further.
Vital aspects of state formation include centralization of governance and the standardization of certain cultures (Hague and Harrop, 2010). However, creation and preservation of united society are especially challenging in culturally and ethnically diverse states. Conflicts arise from the clashing interests of the numerous cleavages of the society. Various groups therefore desire to break- up from the state in the pursuit of self-determination and self-rule. Secessionist groups arise from a particular minority group (e.g.
There isn’t a person in the world who does not belong to a certain an ethnic group. Yet, the differences between the multitudes of ethnic groups in countries all over the world may not always agree with one another. As such, it’s easily fathomable how the existence of different beliefs, specifically among different ethnicities this case, will give rise to the existence of conflict. Conflict refers to some form of friction, disagreement, or discord arising within a group when the beliefs or actions of one or more members of the group are either resisted by or unacceptable to one or more members of another group. However, in this essay we will be discussing whether the differences between the ethnic groups will cause violent conflict to be unavoidable.
Diversity can lead to discrimination when people, especially the majority group, adopt a generalised attitude and prejudgment towards minority groups, and view themselves as superior. When this prejudice is acted upon, minorities face oppression and discrimination – apart from limiting the opportunities available to them, this is also severely disadvantageous in day-to-day life. In turn, intergroup relations will become strained, which will ultimately cause segregation. An example of mainly violent conflict due to diversity in a nation-state is the unrest in Sri Lanka caused by tension between different ethnic groups, namely the Sinhalese and the Tamils. The Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamils currently make up 74.9% and 11.2% of the population respectively, and even right now, inequality between these two groups is still a severe
The conflict started with differences of opinion on role of HSD Vs. communication but it escalated to disagreement when Cherry perceived that he had favoritism and finally led to discord because David criticized her behavior and forced her to accept his decision. The conflict is personality based because it generates strong emotion from different temperaments. Moreover, her previous perception on David 's behavior and prejudice is also important underlying factor of the conflict. Thus, it is necessary to address attitude, behavior and underlying context for conflict resolution. The strategy for conflict intervention should be negotiation between two parties or facilitation of third party for communication between two parties.