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Reducing Violence: Applying the Human Needs Theory to the Conflict in Chechnya
Reducing Violence: Applying the Human Needs Theory to the Conflict in Chechnya

Author(s): Havva Kök
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: USAK (Uluslararası Stratejik Araştırmalar Kurumu)
Keywords: Human Needs Theory; Conflict Resolution; Violence; Chechnya

Summary/Abstract: This work aims to answer how Human Needs Theory can be applied to the conflict in Chechnya. In its first part, the paper will be looking at Human Needs Theory and some of its theorists, and then move on to consider the usefulness and the criticisms of Human Needs Theory. In the second part, the conflict in Chechnya will be presented briefly and some of the main issues of the conflict outlined. Human Needs Theory will then be applied to the conflict, to see whether it may prove useful in moving towards resolution. It will also consider issues of perception, enemy images and lack of trust when outlining how to move towards resolution. The paper will finally conclude with how Human Needs Theory could effectively give new insights into finding strategies which may work for both parties.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 89-108
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English