Why We Fight / Edition 1

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Why We Fight draws on more than 20 academic disciplines to describe more than 100 theoretical explanations for human aggression and conflict. It also describes and assesses more than 70 methods for managing conflict, including individual, interpersonal, community, intellectual, organizational, intrastate, and interstate conflict.

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Editorial Reviews

John J. Harris
Why We Fight offers new insights into these timeless issues. I find it extremely useful as I deal with business opportunities and challenges daily throughout Europe where history and culture play such tremendous roles in the way business is done in each country. It is a remarkable book that is very well written. I highly recommend it to anyone involved in international business.
Volodymyr Dubovyk
This book by D.A. Churchman is perhaps the ultimate multidisciplinary view of conflict at every level from the family to the family of nations. It is a must for anyone interested in knowing more about the sources of conflict, its essence, and the ways to deal with it.
Oliver Richmond
The suggested criteria presented in this study…should be engaged with by all of us who research and write in the field of conflict studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761833062
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Churchman is Professor Emeritus and Chairman of Behavioral Science Graduate Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Professor Churchman earned his doctorate in statistics and educational evaluation from UCLA. He is also author of Negotiation also from the University Press of America.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Primary Academic Disciplines by Chapter Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Criteria for Good Theory Chapter 5 Conflict Analysis Chapter 6 The Nature of Man Chapter 7 Aggression and the Mind Chapter 8 Interpersonal Conflict Chapter 9 Gender Conflict Chapter 10 Community Conflict Chapter 11 Dispute Resolution Chapter 12 Organizational Conflict Chapter 13 Political Conflict Chapter 14 Intellectual Conflict Chapter 15 Causes of War Chapter 16 Interstate Conflict Chapter 17 Asymmetric Conflict Chapter 18 The Search for Peace Chapter 19 Prolegomena to a Theory of Conflict Chapter 20 Appendix: Major Fallacies in Logic Chapter 21 Bibliography Chapter 22 Index Chapter 23 Author Biography

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