Constructive Conflicts From Escalation to Resolution

ISBN-10: 1442206845

ISBN-13: 9781442206847

Edition: 4th 2011

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
List of Acronyms
Preface and Acknowledgments
Analyzing Social Conflicts
Defining Social Conflicts
Five Core Ideas about Social Conflicts
Varieties of Conflicts
Combinations Constituting Destructiveness and Constructiveness
Bases of Social Conflicts
Internal Factors
System Context
Relations between Adversaries
Synthesis
The Emergence of Conflicts
Identities of Self and Others
Grievance
Forming Contentious Goals
Believing Redress Is Possible
Conclusions
Alternative Conflict Strategies
Types of Inducements
Strategies and Modes of Struggle
Illustrative Strategies
Conclusions
Adopting Conflict Strategies
Partisan Goals
Partisan Characteristics
Relations between Adversaries
Social Context
Conclusions
Escalation of Conflicts
Dimensions of Escalation
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
Mediation Defined
Social Roles
Shapers of Mediator Roles
Assessing Mediation Contributions
Conclusions
Settling Conflicts through Negotiated and Nonnegotiated Means
Variations in Settlement Outcomes
Paths to Settlement
Forms and Stages of Negotiation
Conclusions
Outcomes and Post-Termination Sequences
Variations in Outcomes
Variations in Post-Termination Sequences
Internal Consequences
Consequences for the Social Context
Constructive Transformations
Conclusions
Synthesis, Specifications, and Challenges
Synthesis
Specifications
Challenges
Conclusions
Selected Organizations in the Field of Constructive Conflicts
Selected Websites Relating to Social Conflicts
Notes
Subject Index
Author Index
About the Authors
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