Crisis management, Social conflict
Using illustrative examples, this article describes how science and other types of information often are used in an attempt to settle Conflict. Expectations for science to arbitrate differences may be misplaced, however, and such misuse of science can aggravate and exacerbate Conflict. Instead, effective resolution may be facilitated by focusing on facts that matter, acknowledging the value of varied sorts and sources of information, and recognizing scientific uncertainty.
Ozawa, Connie P., "Science and Intractable Conflict" (2006). Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations. 97.
This is the accepted version of the following article: Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 24(2), 197-205, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/crq.168