The new politics of conflict resolution : Responding to difference

Brigg, Morgan J. The new politics of conflict resolution : Responding to difference. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U,K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

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Author Brigg, Morgan J.
Title The new politics of conflict resolution : Responding to difference
Place of Publication Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U,K.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
ISBN 9780230547100
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 210
Total number of pages 210
Collection year 2009
Subjects 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
2001 Communication and Media Studies
Abstract/Summary Conflict resolution has come of age as a specialized and coherent field, but struggles to deal with cultural and other differences that fuel key conflicts of our time. This bok critically engages conflict resolution's relationship with difference while sharing the field's commitment to responsive engagement to people in conflict. Critical analysis shows that enthusiasm for conflict resolution's practical possibilities unwittingly reinscribes dominant ways of thinking about political community, order, and conflict. This denies difference and orders it on liberal terms. Yet the practical commitment to responsiveness and personal engagement on the part of many conflict resolution scholars and practitioners also offers prospects for rethinking the field's relationship with differences. When combined with critical analysis at the limits of contemporary social science, engaged practice evokes vulnerability and responsiveness to difference. Drawing upon theoretical ideas of relatedness and connection, this book moves beyond dominant ways of thinking in conflict resolution towards possibilities for responding anew across difference.
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Additional Notes xi, 210 p. ; 23 cm.

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