The Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By a Pioneer In The Field

The Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By a Pioneer In The Field

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by John Lederach
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1561483907

ISBN-13: 9781561483907

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing


Internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels, Lederach offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict, from those that harm interpersonal relationships to those which overtake warring nations.

This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict— that eternally

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Internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels, Lederach offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict, from those that harm interpersonal relationships to those which overtake warring nations.

This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict— that eternally beleaguering human situation.

John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management." But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism.

Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep reach. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change." It asks not simply "How do we end something not desired?", but "How do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible?

A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561483907
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Justice and Peacebuilding Ser.
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
355,990
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Conflict Transformation? 3

2. The Lenses of Conflict Transformation 7

3. Defining Conflict Transformation 14

4. Conflict and Change 23

5. Connecting Resolution and Transformation 28

6. Creating a Map of Conflict 34

7. Process-Structures as Platforms for Change 40

8. Developing Our Capacities 48

9. Applying the Framework 61

10. Conclusions 68

11. Endnotes 72
12. Selected Readings 72
13. Related Books by John Paul Lederach 73
14. About the Author 74

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The Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By a Pioneer In The Field 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lederach does a fantastic job of making conflict resolution a more approachable topic. His frameworks for analyzing conflict make it clear that we must not only address the individual events which reflect problems in a society, but also the underlying issues which caused the conflict in the first place. His diagrams make the concepts easy to understand and they provide a visual way to comprehend the sometimes complex content. His frameworks are easy to apply to any conflict situation, and they illuminate the best approaches to conflict transformation, which Lederach distinguishes as a better approach than conflict resolution. Overall, a great book for understanding how to work toward peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great concept. Great guide. Great book. Great author. If you want to learn how to approach conflict transformation work, this is a perfect place to start!