The recognition and approaches on social conflict have been changed and is closely connected with the needs of the times and political situation. In order to solve the frequent and complicated con- flict of our present society, it is important to find the approaches and best way to approach the conflict of our society.
The purpose of this study is investigate the app- roaches to conflict resolution and the changes of the frames which perceive, interpret and respond to historial situation, and to find the problems of our times to be solved.
For this study our times is classified into three periods by two the epoch-making events of his- tory; 1987 struggle and 2003 inauguration of the Roh administration, and inquire the recognition and approaches on conflict and ways to resolve social conflict of each period.
This study shows that the change of recognitions on conflict has been occurred from negative to positive or double face during three periods, the approaches to address conflict has changed from power-based to interest-based via right-based approaches, and the ways of conflict resolution was switched into law and system rather than public powers, competitions and authorities, and efforts for consensus building is increasing.
This study remains the problems to be solved that the government makes an effort to have more positive recognition on conflict, and to develop more cases to resolve conflict by consensus building on the basis of interest-based approach.