Constructive Conflicts From Escalation to Resolution

ISBN-10: 0742544230
ISBN-13: 9780742544239
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Highly regarded by instructors as the most comprehensive and insightful textbook on conflict resolution, Constructive Conflicts has been significantly revised and updated in this third edition. The new edition builds on the strengths of the first  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Highly regarded by instructors as the most comprehensive and insightful textbook on conflict resolution, Constructive Conflicts has been significantly revised and updated in this third edition. The new edition builds on the strengths of the first two, especially its organization around the different stages at which conflicts emerge, escalate, and resolve. Kriesberg's analysis utlizes diverse theoretical perspectives and data and is relevant for strategies that a variety of people can employ to foster the resolution of conflicts.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Analyzing Social Conflicts
Defining Social Conflicts
Questions about Social Conflicts
Varieties of Conflicts
Stages of Conflicts
Conclusions
Bases of Social Conflicts
Theoretical Explanations
Internal Factors
System Context
Relations between Adversaries
Synthesis
Emergence of Conflicts
Identities of Self and Other
Grievance
Forming Contentious Goals
Believing Redress Is Possible
Conclusions
Varieties of Conflict Strategies
Types of Inducements
Strategies and Modes of Struggle
Illustrative Strategies
Conclusions
Adopting Conflict Strategies
Adversarial Goals
Partisan Characteristics
Relations between Adversaries
Social Context
Conclusions
Escalation of Conflicts
Processes of Escalation
Policies and Conditions Shaping Escalation
Conclusions
De-escalation of Conflicts
Processes of De-escalation
Changing Conditions
De-escalation Policies
Conclusions
Mediation in Conflicts
Activities
Social Roles
Contributions of Mediation
Conclusions
Negotiation in Settling Conflicts
Settlements
Theories and Strategies of Negotiation
Forms and Stages of Negotiations
Conclusions
Transformation of Conflicts
Shaping Settlements and Conflict Sequences
Changes in Conflict Components
Strategies to Maximize Constructive Transformations
Conclusions
Long-Term and Indirect Consequences
Aspects of Consequences
Internal Consequences
Consequences for the Social Contexts
Conclusions
Synthesis, Specifications, and Implications
Synthesis
Specifications
Implications
Conclusions
Selected Organizations in the Field of Constructive Conflicts
Selected Websites Relating to Social Conflicts
Subject Index
Name Index
About the Author

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