What is conflict?

  • (noun): A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
    Synonyms: battle, fight, engagement
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conflict:

Polish Workers' Party - Conflict
... There was conflict within the communist movement over the methods needed to implement power ... It was a difference of opinion between the Polish émigrés trained in the Soviet Union represented by Bolesław Bierut strictly following Stalin's policy, and the Polish Communists such as Gomułka ...
Conflict Theory - Modern Approaches
... Wright Mills has been called the founder of modern conflict theory ... In Mills's view, social structures are created through conflict between people with differing interests and resources ... He theorized that the policies of the power elite would result in "increased escalation of conflict, production of weapons of mass destruction, and possibly the annihilation of the human ...
Fourth Generation Warfare
... Fourth generation warfare (4GW) is conflict characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, soldier and civilian ... near-monopoly on combat forces, returning to modes of conflict common in pre-modern times ... predate the modern concept of warfare and are examples of this type of conflict ...
Types of Conflict Theory
... Conflict theory is most commonly associated with Marxism, but as a reaction to functionalism and the positivist method may also be associated with number of other perspectives, including Critical theory Feminist ... World systems theory Race-Conflict Approach A point of view that focuses on inequality and conflict between people of different racial and ethnic categories ...
Conflict Theory
... Conflict theories are perspectives in social science that emphasize the social, political, or material inequality of a social group, that critique the broad socio-political system, or that otherwise ... Conflict theories draw attention to power differentials, such as class conflict, and generally contrast historically dominant ideologies ... Karl Marx is the father of the social conflict theory, which is a component of the 4 paradigms of sociology ...

More definitions of "conflict":

  • (noun): Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot).
    Example: "This form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
  • (verb): Be in conflict.
    Example: "The two proposals conflict!"
  • (noun): An incompatibility of dates or events.
    Example: "He noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
  • (noun): An open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals).
    Example: "The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    Synonyms: struggle, battle
  • (noun): Opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings.
    Example: "He was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
  • (noun): A state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.
    Example: "His conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"

Famous quotes containing the word conflict:

    Journey to Gethsemane, go and feel the tempter’s power;
    Your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch the anguish of this hour;
    Do not hide or turn away: learn from Jesus how to pray.
    James Montgomery (1771–1854)

    The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
    Alfred Jarry (1873–1907)

    Children in home-school conflict situations often receive a double message from their parents: “The school is the hope for your future, listen, be good and learn” and “the school is your enemy. . . .” Children who receive the “school is the enemy” message often go after the enemy—act up, undermine the teacher, undermine the school program, or otherwise exercise their veto power.
    James P. Comer (20th century)