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Updated in its 7th edition, Working Through Conflict provides an introduction to conflict and conflict management that is firmly grounded in current theory, research, and practice, covering the whole range of conflict settings (interpersonal, group, and organizational). Encompassing a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, the text includes an abundance of real life case studies that illustrate key concepts and help students learn how to apply theory. The book’s emphasis on application of concepts makes it highly accessible to students, while expanding their understanding of both conflict theory and practical skills.
A primary textbook for a course in conflict and conflict management, or a supplement in courses that devote substantial attention to conflict or third-part work. The many case studies range from intimate relationships through small and large organizations of different kinds. No dates are noted for previous editions, but the fourth takes account of the recently increasing interest in conflict as a communication-based phenomenon. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)