Peacemaking: A Systems Approach to Conflict Management

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University Press of America, 1988 - Political Science - 263 pages
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Peacemaking is the activity which transforms the energy of conflict into the energy of cooperative achievement. A peacemaker is a third party consultant who helps people in conflict discover shared solutions where all sides feel like a winner. Peacemaking presents technologies, psychology, theories and application of conflict management activities. The key elements are: face-to-face dialogue, the analysis of conflict and shared solutions, the use of third party facilitators, feedback about group dynamics, clear conference design and systems thinking.
 

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Contents

PROBLEM SOLVING AND PEACEMAKING
3
TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE
31
GROUP ROLES
43
PSYCHOLOGY
59
DEPENDENCY Following the Leader
61
REBELLION Fighting the Leader
79
SUBGROUPING Fighting Each Other
107
SCAPEGOATING Blaming Each Other
117
HEALING Repair and Growth
195
THEORY
207
A SCIENCE OF PEACEMAKING
209
APPLICATION
229
DESIGNING PEACE CONFERENCES
231
EPILOGUE
243
NOTES
247
INDEX
259

PEACEMAKING Bringing Together
127
SUPPORT Holding Together
177

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Lynn Sandra Kahn is Organization Development Specialist with the Internal Revenue Service, Western Region, in San Francisco, California.

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