Conflict Resolution: Theory, Research, and Practice

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SUNY Press, Sep 26, 1996 - Philosophy - 260 pages
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Reviews classic and contemporary theories of conflict, focusing on five main ways people try to resolve their conflicts--coercion, negotiation, adjudication, mediation, and arbitration.

Broadly defining "conflict resolution," James A. Schellenberg gives systematic coverage to five main ways people may try to resolve their conflicts: coercion, negotiation, adjudication, mediation, and arbitration. The main theories of conflict, both classic and contemporary, are reviewed under four main categories: individual characteristics theories, social process theories, social structural theories, and formal theories.
 

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Contents

The Field of Conflict Studies
7
Conflict Resolution Research
17
Individual Characteristics Theories
39
Social Process Theories
59
Social Structural Theories
79
Formal Theories
103
Coercion
119
Negotiation and Bargaining
135
Adjudication
155
Mediation
173
Arbitration
193
Many Roads to Resolution
207
A Debate
215
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About the author (1996)

James A. Schellenberg is Professor of Sociology at Indiana State University. His previous books include An Introduction to Social Psychology; Masters of Social Psychology; The Science of Conflict; Conflict between Communities; Primitive Games; An Invitation to Social Psychology; and Exploring Social Behavior. 

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