The Meanings of Silence during Conflict

Renée Gendron


This article focuses on the types and meanings of silence experienced during conflict. Silence is a form of communication that is cultural and context specific. Certain types of silence are constructive whilst other forms of silence can cause severe harm. This article explores the different types of silence experienced during a conflict. More specifically, this article examines the impacts of different types of silence on the mediation process.


Silence; Conflict; Mediation; Emotional Intelligence

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