In response to Carrie Menkel-Meadow's challenge to articulate and define a general theory of conflict management that is universally applicable regardless of context or domain,' the following General Theory and methodologies are put forth. The relational context that Menkel-Meadow offers between domestic and international is not the applicable construct for the formation of a general theory. Instead, the relevant frame is between non-democratic and democratic political systems and the difference between the concepts of conflict and dispute and their attending institutional mechanisms. Menkel-Meadow's analysis is useful in subdefining the issues in the vast foliage of conflict resolution and dispute management, yet blocks our vision of the forest and its demarcations
General Theory on Disputes and Conflicts, A,
2003 J. Disp. Resol.
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