Stages of Conflict

A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance

Stages of Conflict

Stages of Conflict brings together an array of dramatic texts, tracing the intersection of theater and social and political life in the Americas over the past five centuries. Historical pieces from the sixteenth century to the present highlight the encounter between indigenous tradition and colonialism, while contributions from modern playwrights such as Virgilio Pinero, Jose Triana, and Denise Stolkos take on the tumultuous political and social upheavals of the past century. The editors have added critical commentary on the origins of each play, affording scholars and students of theater, performance studies, and Latin American studies the opportunity to view the history of a continent through its rich and diverse theatrical traditions.--from publisher's statement.

Parliaments as Peacebuilders in Conflict-affected Countries

Parliaments as Peacebuilders in Conflict-affected Countries

The changing nature of conflict and the increase in intrastate conflict during the 1990s, followed by its slow decline since the turn of the century, have led to changing priorities in the field of conflict resolution. No longer is the international community solely concerned with resolving existing conflicts; it also is managing emerging conflicts to ensure that they do not flare into violent conflict. This book outlines some of the strategies parliaments and parliamentarians can adopt to reduce the incidence of conflict and effectively manage conflict when it does emerge. It is hoped that by.

Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution theory has become relevant to the various challenges faced by the United Nations peacekeeping forces as efforts are made to learn from the traumatic and devastating impact of the many civil wars that have erupted in the 1990s. This work analyzes the theory.

The Way of Conflict

Elemental Wisdom for Resolving Disputes and Transcending Differences

The Way of Conflict

The Way of Conflict teaches strategies for using ancient wisdom and modern techniques to confidently engage in any dispute and reach a balanced resolution. This groundbreaking book integrates the wealth of conflict skills found throughout the world’s major religious and indigenous traditions with the latest scientific systems and conflict resolution theory. It uses the cross-cultural metaphor of the four natural elements — earth, water, fire, and air — to identify the innate conflict personality types and propose a productive path through the chaos of conflict. Combining her extensive experience as a licensed mediator and corporate trainer with wisdom gained from years of spiritual study, Combs uses assessment tests, anecdotes from indigenous and religious traditions, and illustrative folktales to show how to quickly assess a conflict and implement an appropriate resolution strategy.

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

Social Research and Machine Intelligence

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

This book explores the use of technology to detect, predict and understand social cues, in order to analyze and prevent conflict. Traditional human sciences approaches are enriched with the latest developments in Social Signal Processing aimed at an automatic understanding of conflict and negotiation. Communication—both verbal and non-verbal, within the context of a conflict—is studied with the aim of promoting the use of intelligent machines that automatically measure and understand the escalation of conflict, and are able to manage it, in order to support the negotiation process. Particular attention is paid to the integration of human sciences findings with computational approaches, from the application of correct methodologies for the collection of valid data to the development of computational approaches inspired by research on verbal and multimodal communication. In the words of the trade unionist Pierre Carniti, "We should reevaluate conflict, since without conflict there is no social justice." With this in mind, this volume does not approach conflict simply as an obstacle to be overcome, but as a concept to be fully analyzed. The philosophical, linguistic and psychological aspects of conflict, once understood, can be used to promote conflict management as a means for change and social justice.

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

Construction Conflict Management and Resolution

This book brings together over 40 papers presented at the 1992 International Construction Conflict Management & Resolution Conference held in Manchester, UK. Six themes are covered, including alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, claims procedures, litigation and arbitration, international construction, and education and the future. With papers from arbitrators, architects, barristers, civil engineers, chartered surveyors and solicitors, this book represents the first multi-disciplinary body of knowledge on Construction Conflict and will act as a unique source of reference for both legal and construction professionals.

The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader

The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader

The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader offers nursemanagers, health care leaders, and emerging leaders a useful guidefor identifying, using, and regulating their emotions (emotionalintelligence). As the author clearly demonstrates, harnessing thepower of emotional intelligence can transform the work environmentand the nursing profession as a whole. This important resourcecombines a strong theoretical base with illustrative case examplesand practical insights. Every day, nurse leaders must resolveconflict, form alliances, and coach others in a complicated healthcare environment. Each chapter in this book is designed to helpthese professionals identify, understand, and hone the skills ofemotional intelligence—skills that will bolster the nurseprofessional's ability to lead effectively. The EmotionallyIntelligent Nurse Leader explores how to invent an emotionallysensitive workplace culture, upend the hierarchy—makingleaders more responsive and line employees moreresponsible—and visualize and create an emotionallyintelligent workplace.

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution

Theory and Practice

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution

Praise for The Handbook of Conflict Resolution "This handbook is a classic. It helps connect the research ofacademia to the practical realities of peacemaking andpeacebuilding like no other. It is both comprehensive and deeplyinformed on topics vital to the field like power, gender,cooperation, emotion, and trust. It now sits prominently on mybookshelf." —Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "The Handbook of Conflict Resolution offers anastonishing array of insightful articles on theory and practice byleading scholars and practitioners. Students, professors, andprofessionals alike can learn a great deal from studying thisHandbook." —William Ury, Director, Global Negotiation Project,Harvard University; coauthor, Getting to Yes and author,The Third Side "Morton Deutsch, Peter Coleman, and Eric Marcus put together ahandbook that will be helpful to many. I hope the book will reachwell beyond North America to contribute to the growing worldwideinterest in the constructive resolution of conflict. This bookoffers instructive ways to make this commitment a reality." —George J. Mitchell, Former majority leader of theUnited States Senate; former chairman of the Peace Negotiations inNorthern Ireland and the International Fact-Finding Committee onViolence in the Middle East; chairman of the board, Walt DisneyCompany; senior fellow at the School of International and PublicAffairs, Columbia University "Let's be honest. This book is just too big to carry around inyour hand. But that's because it is loaded with the most criticalessays linking the theory and practice of conflict resolution.The Handbook of Conflict Resolution is heavy on content andshould be a well-referenced resource on the desk of everymediator—as it is on mine." —Johnston Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General,Ombudsman and Mediation Services, United Nations

Constructive Conflicts

From Escalation to Resolution

Constructive Conflicts

Highly regarded by instructors as the most comprehensive and insightful textbook on conflict resolution, Constructive Conflicts has been significantly revised and updated in this third edition. The new edition builds on the strengths of the first two, especially its organization around the different stages at which conflicts emerge, escalate, and resolve. Kriesberg's analysis utlizes diverse theoretical perspectives and data and is relevant for strategies that a variety of people can employ to foster the resolution of conflicts.

The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations

The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations

New ways of managing conflict are increasingly important features of work and employment in organizations. In the book the world's leading scholars in the field examine a range of innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices, drawing on international research and scholarship and covering both case studies of major exemplars and developments in countries in different parts of the global economy. Developments in the management of individual and collective conflict at work are addressed, as are innovations in both unionized and non-union organizations and in the private and public sectors. New practices for managing conflict in organizations are set in the context of trends in workplace conflict and perspectives on how conflict should be understood and addressed. Part 1 examines the changing context of conflict management by addressing the main frameworks for understanding conflict management, the trend in conflict at work, developments in employment rights, and the influence of HRM on conflict management. Part 2 covers the main approaches to conflict management in organizations, addressing both conventional and alternative approaches to conflict resolution. Conventional grievance handling and third-party processes in conflict resolution are examined as well as the main ADR practices, including conflict management in non-union firms, the role of the organizational ombudsman, mediation, interest-based bargaining, line and supervisory management, and the concept of conflict management systems. Part 3 presents case studies of exemplars and innovators in the field, covering mediation in the US postal service, interest-based bargaining at Kaiser-Permanente, 'med-arb' in the New Zealand Police, and judicial mediation in UK employment tribunals. Part 4 covers international developments in conflict management in Germany, Japan, The United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and China. This Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of this growing field, which has seen an huge increase in programmes of study in university business and law schools and in executive education programmes.