Case Details

CASCON provides a systematic approach to gathering, storing, and organizing information about a conflict situation in a structure suited to historical analogizing. The first step in approaching a new case is to identify the parties, the locale, the issues in dispute, and the dates that mark the thresholds between phases. All of these items are shown on the Case Detail window in the computer:

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Case name and case code -- used to identify the case
Sides -- major actors in the conflict
Region -- where the conflict takes place
Conflict type -- a classification of general character of the conflict and the relationship of the parties involved
Issues -- the substance of the dispute that divides the sides and engenders the conflict.
Phase dates -- points in time when the case crosses a threshold between phases, indicating a significant increase or decrease in the level of intensify of the conflict.

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