One Paradigm, Many Worlds: Conflict Resolution across the Disciplines

One Paradigm, Many Worlds: Conflict Resolution across the Disciplines

by Mitchell Rosenwald, Mitchell A. Rosenwald
     
 

One Paradigm, Many Worlds: Conflict Resolution across the Disciplines surveys how the paradigm of collaborative conflict resolution shapes a variety of disciplines. Conflict resolution examines the theory, research, strategies and spirit that accompany subscription to this win-win approach to conflict. In the past few decades, such a collaborative approach has

Overview

One Paradigm, Many Worlds: Conflict Resolution across the Disciplines surveys how the paradigm of collaborative conflict resolution shapes a variety of disciplines. Conflict resolution examines the theory, research, strategies and spirit that accompany subscription to this win-win approach to conflict. In the past few decades, such a collaborative approach has emerged to challenge existing win-lose paradigms to approaching conflict that are predicated on some form of violence and unacknowledged/ unchanging power differentials. By challenging these existing paradigms, One Paradigm, Many Worlds documents and instructs on the merits of the collaborative approach to conflict resolution. It promises a broad and contemporary examination of how this paradigm both influences and holds the potential to influence a number of different professional and academic disciplines. The text is organized in four sections. They focus on the application of conflict resolution in the human services, elementary/secondary education, higher education, and a range of other disciplines (philosophy, communication, international relations). With such a breadth contained in the text, One Paradigm, Many Worlds' unifying core is the centrality of conflict resolution as a paradigm supportive of cooperation, positive communication and relationship to self, to others, to organizations and institutions, and to society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847185228
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
185

Meet the Author

Dr. Mitch Rosenwald is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Barry University. He has published a number of articles on foster care, group work, and political ideology in social work, and is the co-author of the forthcoming Advocating for Children in Foster Care from Columbia University Press.

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