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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Published almost ten years ago, The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution has become one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. Bridging the gap between highly theoretical tomes and a how-to, practical handbooks, the first edition became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners looking for a deeper yet practical view of conflict and how to deal with it. In this new edition, the basic vision and overall organization will be maintained. However, in keeping with current trends and research, chapters will be reviewed and revised to reflect four key concepts--interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. These concepts will inform the entire book. In addition, Bernie will specifically Add a new chapter on engaging conflict, which will incorporate some of Bernie's work from Beyond Neutrality and Staying with Conflict. Include the major work that has been done on culture, systems, and conflict engagement. Apply conflict concepts to new technologies, particularly online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the web. Incorporate some of the insights and approaches of narrative mediation into the communication and mediation chapters. Reference and include other significant writing that applies to conflict theory and to the practical work of conflict practitioners so that this book continues to be seen as a valuable teaching resource. Develop an instructors manual including PowerPoint slides, learning objectives and key concepts for each chapter, review questions, and sample syllabus for download. Proposed TOC for Second Edition Preface Part One - Conflict Chapter 1: The Nature of Conflict Chapter 2: How People Conflict Chapter 3: Power and Conflict Chapter 4: Culture and Conflict Part II - Resolution Chapter 5: Engaging Conflict Chapter 6: The Nature of Resolution Chapter 7: Communication: Chapter 8: Negotiation and Advocacy Chapter 9: The Road to Resolution: Overcoming Impasse Chapter 10: Mediation Chapter11: Other Approaches to Conflict Resolution Conclusion: Conflict Resolution in our Lives. Bookseller Inventory #

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The Dynamics of Conflict

When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it.

The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own.

Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web.

In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the personal impact that conflict work as a field has on conflict specialists.

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Bernie Mayer is a professor at the Werner Institute, Creighton University, and a founding partner of CDR Associates. He has been working in the conflict field since the late 1970s as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, researcher, program administrator, and consultant. He is the author of Staying with Conflict, which won the 2009 outstanding book awarded from the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and Beyond Neutrality, the winner of CPR's 2004 book award.

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