Learning lessons from Waco: when the parties bring their Gods to the negotiation table

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Syracuse University Press, 2001 - Law - 351 pages
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This important book utilizes largely unexplored sources of data to explain why fifty-one days of negotiations by federal officials failed to get Branch Davidians to exit the compound as desired. Learning Lessons from Waco applies a theory of worldview conflict to the more than 12,000 pages of negotiation transcripts from Waco. Through perceptive analysis of the situation, Jayne Seminare Docherty offers a fresh perspective of the activities of law enforcement agents.

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Docherty (conflict studies, Eastern Mennonite Univ.) presents a conceptual model of worldview conflict, using the example of Waco to extract principles for negotiating with communities motivated by ... Read full review

Contents

The NeverEnding Drama of Waco
1
What Really Happened in Waco in 1993?
19
Understanding Worldview Conflicts
49
Copyright

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Docherty is Associate Professor of Conflict Studies in the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University.