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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Using Conflict Theory

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ISBN13: 9780521794466
ISBN: 0521794463
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99



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Human conflict - from family feuds, to labor strikes, to national warfare - is an ever-present and universal social problem and the methods to manage it, a challenge for everyone, from average citizens to policymakers and social theorists. Using Conflict Theory will educate students about how, under what conditions, and why conflict erupts, and how it can be managed.

It is a unique classroom book blending theory and practical application and the first to bridge for students the science of social theory and the art of practice. The authors extract from classical sociological theory (Marx, Dahrendorf, Weber, Durkheim, and Parsons), and interpret for the student how these theoretical perspectives have contributed to understanding social conflict (its sources, the causes of escalation and de-escalation of violence, the negotiations process). The perspectives of contemporary theorists (such as Randall Collins, James Coleman, Joseph Himes, Hubert Blalock) are also brought to bear on these questions.

  • The authors' insights into conflict are summarized in easy to understand diagrams
  • These diagrams provide tools that can be used to understand any conflict
  • The authors describe and analyze three real-life conflicts in great detail

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Understanding conflict
3. Development of incompatible goals
4. Application to the civil rights struggle
5. Emergence of overt conflicts
6. Application to a university conflict
7. Escalation and de-escalation
8. Application to conflict in Bosnia
9. Making conflict work economically
10. Understanding and managing conflicts.