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January As conflict escalatesadversaries begin to make greater threats and impose harsher negative sanctions. There is often a greater degree of direct violence and both sides suffer heavy losses.
In some cases, these conflicts spiral completely out of control. Given the highly destructive role that escalation plays, it is important to develop strategies to limit and reverse this process. De-escalation involves changes within each of the adversaries as well as new forms of interaction between them.
In most cases, de-escalation does not occur until the parties have reached a prolonged stalemate in which both sides are being harmed by continuing the confrontation. Once the parties realize this, they are more likely to be willing to negotiate. Once initiated, de-escalation tends to proceed slowly and requires much effort.
Many small steps must be taken before more significant de-escalation strategies can be initiated. These include gradual reduction in tension GRITde-escalation negotiations, media managementand various efforts to strengthen relationships between adversaries.
One way to avoid the dangers associated with escalation is to limit the extent to which a conflict becomes more intense and severe. Relationships that do not escalate easily are said to be high in stability. Various factors contribute to stability and make some conflicts resistant to escalation.
First, conflict-limiting norms and institutions can limit the severity of conflict. Such expectations act as "ceilings on normal behavior as rules of any competition.
Outside actors can also aid in preventive diplomacyusing diplomatic efforts to de-escalate conflicts BEFORE they become violent. Preventive diplomacy measures that aim to prevent conflicts from becoming overly severe include early warning responses and violence prevention options.
Democratization can help parties to develop nonviolent and just mechanisms for resolving any disputes that arise. In addition, the fear of escalation can be important in limiting the extent to which conflict escalates out of control.
Indeed, conflict is less likely to spiral when people are aware of the potential for such spirals and concerned about the consequences of escalation.
They can agree to "cut losses" if the struggle escalates too far, or avoid entering struggles in which entrapment seems likely. For example, they may establish rumor control teams or other rapid facts-verification processes to prevent rumors from developing and quickly spreading.
They may also utilize escalation-limiting language to ensure that any statements made about their grievances are not unnecessarily provocative.
The establishment of social bonds tends to discourage the use of harsh tactics and reduce the likelihood of escalation.
Such bonds include positive attitudes, respect, friendship, kinships, perceived similarity and common group membership. And many note that an effective way to combat polarization is to forge sentimental bonds between two groups by making them feel they are a part of the same larger group.
Common membership in crosscutting groups produces "bonds of perceived similarity and common group identity between these individuals. This process of humanization makes it much more difficult to justify the use of heavy violence or aggression, and is therefore a powerful tool in limiting escalation.
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