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Conflict and Lens Model of Conflict

What contemporary conflict is in the news and what are the mutual interests of both parties in this conflict?

What do you see as the incompatible goals in this situation?

What are the perceived scarce resources that influence this conflict?

What two main destructive patterns, escalatory spirals and avoidance spirals, which has exacerbated this conflict?

Apply the "Lens Model of Conflict" to the situation.

Did culture or gender play a role in this conflict?

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What contemporary conflict is in the news and what are the mutual interests of both parties in this conflict?

The contemporary conflict in the news is the conflict between the supporters of President Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capries, his opponent in next month's presidential election. The mutual interest of the both the parties in this conflict are to become the President of Venezuela (Huff Post World September 30, 2012).

What do you see as the incompatible goals in this situation?

The incompatible goals in this situation are that both President Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capries want to win the October 7 elections in Venezuela. These are incompatible goals. Both cannot win the presidential elections.

What are the perceived scarce resources that influence this conflict?

The scarce resources are the votes of the people of Venezuela that influence this conflict. Both the candidates President Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capries are fighting for the votes of the people of Venezuela.

What two main destructive patterns, escalatory spirals and avoidance spirals, have exacerbated this conflict?

The first escalatory spiral was that in July Chavez supporters threw rocks at supporters of C Henrique Capries during a march through a poor Caracas neighborhood. On September 12, 14 people were injured ...

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Lens Model of Conflict is explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.

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