William Ury starts the first chapter of his book, The Third Side, with an old Irish saying: ‘Is this a private fight or can anyone get in?’ This question is important because conflict seldom limits itself to the direct participants, and typically affects others. Whether this justifies getting involved is often a difficult decision.
Helie, John and Ford, John
"Emerging cultural norms for electronic communication,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol4/iss2/5