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Conflict resolution theory and practice : integration and application

Author: Dennis J D Sandole; Hugo van der Merwe
Publisher: Manchester [etc.] : Manchester U.P., 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats

Designed for postgraduates or researchers who wish to understand the integration of theory and practice in conflict resolution, this volume contains a series of essays which aims to help readers  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis J D Sandole; Hugo van der Merwe
ISBN: 0719037484 9780719037481 0719037476 9780719037474
OCLC Number: 974194287
Description: xv, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Generic theory and practice in conflict resolution: paradigms, theories and metaphors in conflict and conflict resolution - coherence or confusion?, Dennis Sandole; an analytical research agenda for conflict and conflict resolution, Daniel Druckman; symptoms of cultural pathologies - a hypothesis, Mary Clark; conflict resolution as a political philosophy, John W.Burton; complexity and cognitive equilibrium - experimental results and their implications, John Warfield; problem-solving exercises and theories of conflict resolution, Christopher Mitchell. Part 2 Concepts and aspects of the resolution process: managing differences in conflict resolution - the role of relational empathy, Benjamin Broome; the healing function in political conflict resolution, Joseph Montville. Part 3 Theory and practice at different levels: conflict resolution in intercultural settings - problems and prospects, Kevin Avruch and Peter Black; the analyzing and resolving of class conflict, Richard Rubenstein; public organizations and policies in conflict - notes on theory and practice, Brack Brown; public policy conflict resolution - the nexus between culture and process, Wallace Warfield; states, boundaries and environmental security, Elise Boulding. Part 4 Relevance of theory to the practitioner: theory and alternative dispute resolution - a contradiction in terms?, Joseph Scimecca; using theory in conflict resolution practice, John Murray; from theory to practice in environmental dispute resolution - negotiating the transition, Marcelle DuPraw; international conflict diplomacy - four principles, John McDonald. Part 5 Feedback - what does it all mean? - relating theory to the practice of conflict resolution in South Africa, Hugo van der Merwe; future directions in theory and research, Dennis Sandole.
Responsibility: ed. by Dennis J. D. Sandole and Hugo van der Merwe ; forew. by Herbert C. Kelman.


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